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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.

"I'd like to do a song of great social and political import"
- Janis Joplin
Okay, the Allman Brothers Band...
- Michael Ahern, At Fillmore East
No one sings the blues like Blind Willie McTell
- Bob Dylan
I guess if you can't sing, you better have a style.
- Willie Nelson
If I had any ambition, it was to be as good as Arthur Crudup
- Elvis Presley
The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock n roll.
- Billy Joel
The Blues is the three L's. -- Living, Loving, and, hopefully, laughing.
- B.B. King
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
if i can't get me no sweet potato pie, I'm gonna get me some ass
- Howlin' Wolf
I may be getting old, but I've got young fashioned ways...
- Muddy Waters
It was like TNT, man, it just exploded. All of a sudden the world was wrapped up in rock.
- Carl Perkins
Listen to the blues they're playin', listen to what the blues are sayin...
- Willie Nelson, Night Life
I was playing soft while Bobby sang the blues.
- Janis Joplin, "Me and Bobby McGee"
Don't ever do a song as you heard somebody else do it.
- Otis Redding
I'm only gonna do one song, but I'm gonna do it good.
- Neil Diamond, The Last Waltz
And now we need a pound of fat-back drums...
- King Curtis
With Hank Williams, he was a voice. Muddy Waters was a voice. They were both blues singers to me.
- Van Morrison
Everyone talks about rock these days... the problem is they forget about the roll.
- Keith Richards
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time
- Otis Redding
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