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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.

We walk the land. We play the music that we love. Some of us live to talk about it.
- Taj Mahal
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
If I had any ambition, it was to be as good as Arthur Crudup
- Elvis Presley
[My voice] sounded like me trying to do Leadbelly songs. But I knew it was good.
- Van Morrison
You can sing the blues in church if you use the words right.
- Son House
I guess if you can't sing, you better have a style.
- Willie Nelson
Don't ever do a song as you heard somebody else do it.
- Otis Redding
Go ahead and play the blues if it'll make you happy.
- Homer Simpson
If you're watching me and Johnny Winter, the show was MENAT to be played in black and white
- Muddy Waters
I'm a blues man, but a good man... Understand?
- B.B. King
I think in this country we keep returning to blues and country because they're our two indigenous musical forms.
- Jim Morrison, The Doors
Bring me champagne when I'm thirsty, bring me reefer when I want to get high.
- Muddy Waters
It is a great life, this life of music.
- Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic Records
From a very early age, I connected with the blues.
- Van Morrison
The blues tells a story.
- John Lee Hooker
I just want to tell you 'bout a man name Coon, His home was in Tennessee. He made his living stealing chickens.
- Pink Anderson
If a song was ever good, it's still good.
- Willie Nelson
We used to drive through Lafayette and Baton Rouge in a yellow Camino listening to Howling Wolf
- Lucinda Williams
There was one in particular called, I think, "American Folk Festival of The Blues", which featured Buddy Guy... He just astounded everybody.
- Jimmy Page
Time to get down to drinkin', tell the band to play the blues
- Tom Waits