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Music Quotes

We keep a database of awesome hand-picked quotes from a variety of authors, musicians, and key people about music, soul, jazz, musicianship, guitars and all things music! Every order you receive from our shop, find a fun new music quote on the bottom of your packing slip! Below are some of our favorites.

The Blues is the three L's. -- Living, Loving, and, hopefully, laughing.
- B.B. King
Lead Belly was a big influence... When you listen to those guys, you're getting down to the root of the tree.
- John Fogerty, Creedence Clearwater Revival
I am the blues
- Willie Dixon
Buddy Guy, an auto mechanic by day, a self-taught musician (who pulled wires from a window screen to make his first guitar), is, by general consensus, the finest blues guitarist in the city, if not in the jazz world.
- "Chicago, an Extraordinary Guide" by Jory Graham, 1967
Curtis Loew was the finest picker to ever play the blues
- Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Ballad of Curtis Lowe
There was a set list from my first band, the Black Snake Moan, written on a little card – Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy, Chuck Berry.
- Robert Plant
I didn't mean to kill nobody ... I just meant to shoot the sonofa- in the head. Him dying was between him and the Lord.
- R.L. Burnside
If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'
- John Lennon
He heard Sunnysland Slim play, Sunnyland Slim told him about me, so he got right in touch with me. I was working, driving a truck -- a beautiful little truck.
- Muddy Waters
The Blues is the three L's. -- Living, Loving, and, hopefully, laughing.
- B.B. King
If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
- Keith Richards
I says go on girl don't sing them blues to me, Because I'm sweet as any man can be
- Pink Anderson
It's really going to be interesting to look back on blues and rock. It happened so fast. From a historical vantage point it probably will look like the troubadour period in France. I'm sure it will look incredibly romantic.
- Jim Morrison, The Doors
I played with him. Howlin' Wolf was a mean man, but you know who was meaner? Howlin' Wolf was scared of Jimmy Reed.
- L.C. Ulmer
Ravi Shankar and Robert Johnson are the only guitar players I listen to.
- George Harrison
I found my calling in the back bin of a dark, dusty record store…
- Dave Grohl
Music is my religion.
- Jimi Hendrix
I'm only gonna do one song, but I'm gonna do it good.
- Neil Diamond, The Last Waltz
If a song was ever good, it's still good.
- Willie Nelson
The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock n roll.
- Billy Joel