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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.

Go ahead and play the blues if it'll make you happy.
- Homer Simpson
Time to get down to drinkin', tell the band to play the blues
- Tom Waits
And don't forget New Orleans, the home of the blues
- James Brown, Night Train
I says go on girl don't sing them blues to me, Because I'm sweet as any man can be
- Pink Anderson
Everybody has the Blues. Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy. Everybody longs for faith.
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Take it easy, Lucille
- B.B. King
This music being played on front porches in the Delta went global. Incredible. It makes you want to cry, it's so beautiful.
- Jack White
I said to [Clarence Gatemouth Brown], ‘I play your song Okie Dokey Stomp for my Theme Song!’ and he says… ‘Don’t **** it up, kid’. I quit playin’ it.
- Dr. John
When you come down to the blues, I'm gonna show you how to play the blues. You just sit there and watch me.
- Wolf
With Hank Williams, he was a voice. Muddy Waters was a voice. They were both blues singers to me.
- Van Morrison
Find me playing til sunrise for 50 cents and a sandwich. And be glad of it.
- Muddy Waters
Robert Johnson stole my heart when I was 14.
- Robert Plant
When you hear someone making music, they are baring a naked part of their souls to you.
- Jimi Hendrix
Matter of fact, I put hands on my first electric guitar November 10th, 1960, at three o'clock that Saturday afternoon.
- Gregg Allman
I'm gonna get home as soon as I can.
- B.B. King
Listen to what the blues are sayin'
- Willie Nelson
I believe I can tell ya'll what it's all about.
- Son House
We used to drive through Lafayette and Baton Rouge in a yellow Camino listening to Howling Wolf
- Lucinda Williams
I never really knew where I wanted to end up; for a long time I thought I just wanted to do country blues
- Robert Plant
I jump 'em from other writers, but I arrange 'em my own way.
- Blind Willie McTell