"When we go out and play this music live, people are just dancing. They’re smiling. Their hands are clapping and their arms are up. That’s our goal. That’s why we do what we do." - Victor Wainwright
"When I get to play for people, whether it's 10 people like in the old days, or whoever shows up to the clubs and festivals now, I take that home with me every night." - Chris Cain
"Everybody in the business or a musician worth a damn knows who Steve Cropper is and knows his history."
To the blues community - we're looking forward to this year's Doheny Blues Festival, as well as the future of the event. We're very thankful for twenty years of support, but need the fans to come out, especially this year.
"We ingest all kinds of horrendous crap in our music; it’s just like poison, and it’s really popular and people love it, but do you really want to be taking that?"
"As I get older, I am interested in authenticity. I want to see how close to the bone I can get. I want to see how real to the heart I can get. I want to see how real of a song I can write. I am still chasing that." Tommy Conwell
"We thrive on the energy coming from the crowd so the different energy coming from the audience makes us play differently, makes us respond to each other differently..."
"You wouldn’t find this place on any blues tourist map. The white musicians on the Northside largely had no idea it existed, or if they did, they didn’t really understand what was going on there. This place should have been a national treasure!"