Modern Folk Blues
Riccardo Grosso & RG Band: Italian band playing Modern Folk Blues with a Chicago Blues and Electrified Songwriters inspired sound where harmonica resonates. Inspired by the most un-traditional recording by Paul Butterfield, Charlie Musselwhite spacing to Tom Waits, the band adds some “sabor” from Latin America and Americana music.
Riccardo Grosso & RG Band are starting to get recognition on the international music scene. Winners of the Italian “Lorenzo Vecchiato” prize in 2014 (as best album and best newcomer band) at Festa D’Estate in Vascon di Carbonera (Italy), they've been opening for the Scarecrow and touring Europe playing in some of the finest Blues festivals: Bellinzona Blues Session (Switzerland), Basel Summer Blues (Switzerland), Out Of The Blues (Switzerland), Suoni di Marca (multi-genre festival in Italy), Treviso Blues. They have been playing in France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy.
“Expressing at best on stage” (SoulBag, FR) with "real strokes of genius" (Roots Time, BE) Riccardo Grosso plays a strong and unprevedible harmonica, clearly inspired by his heroes Paul Butterfield and Charlie Musselwhite, and sings with a black and raspy voice. A mix between soul, guts and technique: eyes shut and soulful music embracing the audience for the entire show.