2014 Blues Masters at the Crossroads event at Blue Heaven Studios, celebrating the 17th year as the preeminent authentic Blues concert in the world, featured performances by Rip Lee Pryor, Moreland & Arbuckle, Marquise Knox, Big George Brock, Kim Wilson, Joe Beard, Lazy Lester, Mighty Sam McClain, Sonny Green, Kim Wilson with Billy Flynn, and Bernard Allison. Taking place in Salina, Kansas, October 17th and 18th (2014) at a converted 1925 church sanctuary, the musical gospel continues to resonate within the walls of this historic building. To bring the 'good word to the streets', Enjoy the Music.com live streamed Blues Masters at the Crossroads for the first time in recorded history, so the world can see and hear the live sound of true, authentic Blues music during this momentous event.
"I think this is an awesome idea and want to thank you for both documenting Blues history and providing it for the world to watch," said Chad Kassem of Acoustic Sounds and Blue Heaven Studios. "I hope it may bring some joy to people who watch it during this staycation due to the Cononavirus. Many of the Blues Masters performances throughout our 21 years of the concerts have passed away, but this recording will preserve their music forever. On a personal note, my mother had been to 20 of the 21 Blue Masters concerts and she was not able to attend 2014, yet becauseEnjoy the Music.combroadcasted it live she was able to watch it in Mexico!"
"Mere words can not describe the incredible musical performances during Blues Masters at the Crossroads 2014," said Creative Director of Enjoy the Music.com Steven R. Rochlin. "Our site broadcasted the entire two days, ten-hour event of authentic, well-respected Blues musicians who have truly lived this unique genre of music that originated within African-American communities located in deep South of the USA. When hearing the Blues, it resonates deeply with one's soul. As a genuinely American sound, there is no doubt that once you hear the Blues you are hooked for life. It was our honor to stream this event live for the first time in Blues music history back in 2014."
"We will be once again streaming the original Friday concert on Friday, March 27th, and the original Saturday concert on Saturday, March 28th. Our live stream during 2020 is directly from our master outputexactly as it was seen during the live broadcast, warts and all! For the first time, we are rebroadcasting this event on our Facebook page, including a few performances not seen within Enjoy the Music.com's YouTube channel! As an important note, it deeply saddens me that Blues Masters At The Crossroads 2014 was the last high quality videoed performances of a few musicians, as they passed away since then and are now in Blues Heaven."