Famous Live Music Quotes On Performance, Concert

These live music quotes will inspire you. Live music, not a jukebox, not karaoke, real musicians actually singing music and playing instruments.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging live music quotes, live music sayings, and live music proverbs.

Best Live Music Quotes

  1. “If you don’t live it, it won’t come out your horn.” ~ Charlie Parker
  2. “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ~ Albert Einstein
  3. “There is only one better thing than music – live music.” ~ Jacek Andrzej Bukowski
  4. “There’s nothing better than live music. It’s raw energy, and raw energy feeds the soul.” ~ Dhani Jones

  5. “Live music is the most primal form of energy release you can share with other people besides having sex or taking drugs.” ~ Kurt Cobain
  6. “There’s nothing to compare to live music, there just isn’t anything.” ~ Gloria Gaynor
  7. “Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.” ~ Charlie Parker
  8. “I think that live music is something that the Internet can never kill.” ~ Jim James

  9. “Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you’re listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music.” ~ Brian Eno
  10. “It’s heartening to return to live music, heartening for people like me in a band. It’s a very traditional thing to return to. It re-validates the original form that we fell in love with.” ~ Mick Jagger
  11. “Live music is the cure for what ails ya.” ~ Henry Rollins
  12. “Live music is better.” ~ Neil Young

  13. “None but ourselves can free our minds.” ~ Bob Marley
  14. “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ~ Bob Marley
  15. “Music films are great, but they can never compete with a live performance. Live music is what it is. It’s the whole point. You experience it in the moment.” ~ Jonathan Demme , Live Music quotes performance
  16. “Let my children have music! Let them hear live music.” ~ Charles Mingus

  17. “To listen only to records is a sin of narcissism. It is important to hear live music, in concert, which is a source of emotions that a record can never convey.” ~ Joaquin Rodrigo
  18. “I think that’s the beauty of live music – creating from the destruction.” ~ Jon Foreman
  19. “I love live music and I love to see people’s faces when I’m performing.” ~ Leighton Meester
  20. “If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.” ~ Charles Darwin

  21. “It’s always inspiring to watch live music.” ~ Patty Schemel
  22. “But then I’m one of those guys that is still a bit afraid of the telephone, its implications for conversation. I still wonder if the jukebox might be the death of live music.” ~ Tom Waits
  23. “I love seeing live music.” ~ Jessica Szohr
  24. “I’m actually a huge fan of hip-hop. I like hip-hop music. I love rap. I like cabaret music, as well. I just love live music and bands.” ~ Britney Spears

  25. “When you are studying jazz, the best thing to do is listen to records or listen to live music. It isn’t as though you go to a teacher. You just listen as much as you can and absorb everything.” ~ Carla Bley
  26. “I saw a sign in Boulder. It said, ‘Live Music and Darts.’ Chicken wire isn’t going to help at all.” ~ Tom Rush
  27. “I was born in Alabama and my first live music experiences were in church. Every Sunday we watched regional gospel groups on television singing their hearts out” ~ Tommy Shaw
  28. “SDC has a great reputation for putting live music on stage.” ~ Graeme Murphy

  29. “I grew up to the sound of live music in our Brooklyn household.” ~ Tony Visconti
  30. “Hee Haw was probably my biggest exposure to live music at a young age, because there wasn’t any live music around my town and no one in my family played instruments.” ~ Alan Jackson
  31. “Quite frankly, I’ve always listened to the black side of the radio dial. Where I grew up, there was a lot of it and there was a lot of live music around.” ~ Boz Scaggs
  32. “I am lucky to live in Austin, so I can enjoy the live music.” ~ Mark Zupan

  33. “Most big concerts sound disgusting and awful and insultingly bad. It’s like going to the cinema and been shown a scratchy film which is upsidedown and the bulb had gone on the projector. The quality of large-scale live music is so shocking.” ~ Brian Eno , Live Music quotes concert
  34. “I love to go see live music. That used to be what I would do, almost every other night, and watch drummers play.” ~ Patty Schemel
  35. “Music TV in the U.K. is disappearing. ‘Top Of The Pops,’ ‘CD:UK’ and shows like that have gone, and it’s bringing down the music industry. We should do as much as we can to keep our music TV and producers need to be more willing to accommodate live music.” ~ Leona Lewis
  36. “Whenever I go to New York I try to soak up as much live music as I can, including as many nights at the opera as I can manage.” ~ Garth Greenwell

  37. “Well, I have a lot of appetites and try to revel in almost everything, so inspiration can even come from a well-appointed submarine sandwich, you know? Potentially in the form of The Godmother from Santa Monica’s Bay Cities [Italian Deli &] Bakery. But for a primal “Wow, every sense is on fire!” moment, it would have to be live music.” ~ Patrick Fabian
  38. “New York is vibrant, sexy, naughty, always surprising, and has great live music and great fashion.” ~ David Harewood
  39. “That was the idea behind glam clubs like Seven and The New Eve. You could eat and dance to live music. To enter you had to descend a grand staircase.” ~ Christian Lacroix
  40. “As rich as Cincinnati was in live music, New York was even more.” ~ Gunther Schuller

  41. “Comedy is a funny thing, and it’s really not like any other art form in that it’s very specialized and varied in it’s content, but generic in it’s title. You would never go to a club just to see “Live music,” you would go to a jazz club to see jazz, a blues club to see blues, etc. But when you go to see “standup comedy,” if you don’t know the performers material, you really don’t have any idea what you’re gonna get.” ~ Joe Rogan
  42. “I love live music. I love going to the event. And to know them as people and to have seen the Grateful Dead grow up and become who they are is so incredibly special.” ~ Bill Walton
  43. “When I go to see live music I tend to want to really listen to it, so when people get up and dance it’s really irritating.” ~ Tony Blackburn’
  44. “I just think, certainly for live music it should look as good as it sounds.” ~ Adam Ant

  45. “People never regret when they come out of a movie and they’ve been crying. I think people need it. That’s why people have the theater and live music, which is dwindling as well. I think people like to go see things and have an emotional, transcendent, universal human experience, but so often we’re like, “Let’s go watch Green Lantern,” which we all know is just not going to do anything for our souls.” ~ Daniel Gillies
  46. “I have a whole iPod full of exceptionally bad music, truly awful stuff including a disproportionate number of one hit wonders from the early ’80s and lots of hair bands. I find it utterly impossible to love a song until I know every single word, so listening to live music or new bands is pretty much out.” ~ Lauren Weisberger
  47. “I felt from time to time that shooting live music is the most purely cinematic thing you can do. Ideally, the cinema is becoming one with the music. There is little artifice involved. There’s no acting. I love it.” ~ Jonathan Demme

  48. “I’ve always been a huge fan of theatre and performance. The idea of just the human voice and just this night. Live music is the same. They’re doing it for you right now. It’s an amazing thing. And if you perform a story properly, it can be a transporting, too.” ~ T.C. Boyle
  49. “People don’t listen to one radio station. On iTunes, you can mix different worlds and bring country and pop and folk and live music together with a mass audience. I could have sung ‘Easy’ in a country way but I just sang it how I sing. I think it’s a really nice blend.” ~ Natasha Bedingfield

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