Excellence Reporter: Fabrizio, what is the meaning of life?
Fabrizio Poggi: The meaning of life to me as a musician is to help people with my music. It is something very important to me and makes my life worth living.
To me music as life, is a miracle. The miracle of music is that it’s so full of power that it touches every heart throughout the world. It doesn’t matter where you were born, what language you speak, or what color your skin is. Music is an amazing gift to heal people’s souls. Music calls out for peace and justice. Every time… Everywhere…
That’s the miracle of music. That’s the miracle of life.
With my music I have my own connection to the shared human conditions of struggle, darkness, and pain cloaked in redemption, overcoming, and freedom.
I always say to young musicians to be simple and humble. Love and respect people that come to your show. Be nice with them. They will tell you some precious words that keep you going on when the wind of life will blow too hard against you.
Play from the heart. Always. All your life.
~Fabrizio Poggi, Italy’s Blues Harmonica Maestro
Fabrizio is a singer and harmonica player, Hohner Lifetime Award, Blues Music Awards nominee, Jimi Awards nominee, during his long career has recorded twenty albums and played in US and Europe with The Blind Boys of Alabama, Garth Hudson of THE BAND, , Steve Cropper, Charlie Musselwhite, Ronnie Earl, John Hammond, Marcia Ball, Guy Davis, Eric Bibb, Flaco Jimenez, Little Feat and many others.
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