Blues music originated in the difficult social conditions that poor people spent their lives in from the earliest times in the USA. Most musicians attracted to the blues also have a well-developed sense of social justice but my guest this week, Brother John from The Blues Preachers, has more than many. It unashamedly informs the music he creates.
A keen student of the history of music and an observer of the social issues facing us all today, he addresses these from a firm spiritual base and the results make compelling listening in this podcast.
Listen to the podcast:
“We’re all on this train together and we’ve got to stop turfing people off because they’re different”
“It starts on an inner level by owning your own shadow”
“When we let go of that fear that’s when we find God”
- The Blues Preachers website
- John’s tuition website
- Rolling Stones & Cream song accreditation
- Reverend Robert Wilkins – “Prodigal Son”
- Skip James – “I’m So Glad”
- The Free Train Agreement video
- The Biology of Belief
- Thredbo Blues Festival 2017