"Being a black American is part of the American identity. And nothing says that better than music."
"In another instance, a farmer removed the headstones from a cemetery, plowed over the land and planted cotton in place of the markers..."
"We have to make the area and our culture, and our history relevant to young people. It has to tie into current day amenities in some form or fashion."
"The blues market is only about two to three percent of the music market, whereas if you look at rock, for instance—well that’s more like forty percent. See, if you can corner that market, you can make more money," Trenton Ayers explained to me...
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