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.
I think in this country we keep returning to blues and country because they're our two indigenous musical forms.
- Jim Morrison, The Doors
Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.
- Miles Davis
Most of the songs that are written uptown in Tin Pan Alley, that's where most of the folk songs come from nowadays
- Bob Dylan
It was a word I made up about shagging. As in, "I'm off home for some Ummagumma."
- Emo Moore, on the origin of the name of Pink Floyd's fourth album, Ummagumma
Those who knew and worked with [Duane Allman] can tell a thousand stories about the long-haired blond kid who stepped in with the catfish-eating professionals and kicked ass.
- Cameron Crowe
The blues figured pretty big in my life – the birthplace of the modern blues was 15 minutes due East of me.
- Comedian John C. Reilly
We used to drive through Lafayette and Baton Rouge in a yellow Camino listening to Howling Wolf
- Lucinda Williams
Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pen, and keep your eyes wide the chance won't come again
- Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A'changin, 1964
Yeah, the beginning of that bloody 'Phantom [of the Opera]' song is from 'Echoes.' DAAAA-da-da-da-da-da. I couldn't believe it when I heard it. It's the same time signature - it's 12/8 - and it's the same structure and it's the same notes and it's the same everything.
- Roger Waters, on 1987's Phantom of the Opera stealing "Echoes"
You don't have to be black to love the blues
- Junior Parker
[Creedence Clearwater Revival] are now creating the most vivid American rock since "Music from Big Pink"
- Rolling Stone review, October 19, 1973
Vinyl is the real deal. I've always felt like, until you buy the vinyl record, you don't really own the album.
- Jack White
Hi, the Muddy shirt arrived today, very nice one! I'm glad that it worked out well and I won't hesitate to order again or recommend your store to friends.
- Andreas G., Basel, Switzerland
When life itself offers no order and meaning, the musician creates an order and meaning from the sounds of the earth which flow through his instrument.
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I knew Charlie Parker, and he gave us such a gift with his music. He put so much into so little space.
- Harry Belafonte
Somebody stole my guitar wire from me, I think it was John Lee Hooker
- Buddy Guy
The black strat was just a guitar. It was my guitar: it was the one I used. What can you say? It has earned its keep.
- David Gilmour
So you think you can tell Heaven from Hell
- David Gilmour & Roger Waters, Pink Floyd, "Wish You Were Here"
It must have been made in heaven.
- Jimmy Cobb, drummer on (and about) Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" album
I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say / Funky butt, funky butt, take it away…
- Willie Cornish