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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.

Feelin' good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
- Kris Kristofferson
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
So to you I shall put an end, and you'll never hear surf music again...
- Jimi Hendrix
The first blues festivals I ever went to, I always got a shiver every time I saw Sonny Boy Williamson, the way he strutted out on the stage.
- Robert Plant
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
She had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes, and I knew without askin' she was into the blues.
- Grateful Dead, Scarlet Begonias
I'd rather hear some blues or funky old soul
- Bob Seger
I don't want to be a rock n roll star.
- Jimi Hendrix
We walk the land. We play the music that we love. Some of us live to talk about it.
- Taj Mahal
"I'd like to do a song of great social and political import"
- Janis Joplin
There's good timing, bad timing, and Junior Wells' timing
- Albert Castiglia
I'm only gonna do one song, but I'm gonna do it good.
- Neil Diamond, The Last Waltz
Curtis Loew was the finest picker to ever play the blues
- Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Ballad of Curtis Lowe
With Hank Williams, he was a voice. Muddy Waters was a voice. They were both blues singers to me.
- Van Morrison
You are raw soul.
- Jim Stewart, founder, Stax Records
Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
- Jimi Hendrix
Now when I was a young boy at the age of five, my mother said I was gonna be the greatest man alive.
- Muddy Waters
Bring me champagne when I'm thirsty, bring me reefer when I want to get high.
- Muddy Waters
Lord, that 61 Highway is the longest road I know
- Mississippi Fred McDowell
I always felt like I could beat plowing mules and chopping cotton
- Muddy Waters