The American Author Mark Twain has said that rumors about his death has been greatly exaggerated. The same can apply to the Blues as a genre. In spite of the music that emanates from Hollywood, the Blues are still alive and well. It is a genre that speaks from the heart and soul of America.
Tonya Marie Faris who is a Blues Singer from Tennessee is a living example of how the Blues are interpreted today. Her rendition of the song “Regrets and Redemption” as well as “Destination Station” gives the person an emotional connection that is not felt in the conglomerate world.
Tonya Marie Faris has been a singer of the Blues since the tender age of five and she has learned her trade from the finest in the genre. Her following is not only limited to Tennessee, she has followers in all of the United States of America, the rest of the American Continent, Europe, and Asia.
The reason is that people are willing to pay money to buy a Blues CD, listen to an artist on My Space or You Tube, or even go to a concert. The Blues while they have a tinge of sadness have been known to make people strong. The reason why the Blues have been unjustly consigned to the dustbin of history is that record executives want singers that they can manipulate.
The Blues and singers like Tonya Marie Faris can never be manipulated because they sing the truth with their heart and soul. They sing a reality that people do not want to hear but ignore at their own peril. The people who go to the taverns, hotels, restaurants to hear a Blues Singer prefer the Blues Singer that is a singer/songwriter.
The Nighthawk Cafe Bar and Restaurant is another example of why the Blues are still alive and kicking. The venerable restaurant dedicates itself to serving good food with blues as background music. The people who go there enjoy a live blues concert and even have participated in singing with the artists.
The Nighthawk Cafe Bar and Restaurant is located in Australia where people love music such as Rock and Blues from America. The underwriter is willing to predict that even as the Earth breathes its last days of life and the rest of the human race find refuge in Titan [a distant moon of Saturn], the Blues will be there to accompany them.
The underwriter is also sure that the music of Tonya Marie Faris will accompany the last human from Earth to Titan and her music will find refuge there as well.