“…real strokes of genius…”
Roots Time (BE)
Blues Matters (UK)
You would be wrong thinking about the usual four pieces band when talking about Riccardo Grosso Blues Band.
The high adrenaline and powerful show they hit you with when they play is a force that let you touch the Red Spiders’ energy – something that people often confess – looking forward to deliver a relevant and actual version of Blues .
Topping this there’s Riccardo’s vocal that audience more than once commented as filled with Tom Waits’ reminescence and his harmonica where Paul Butterfield, Junior Wells and Sonny Boy Williamson II shades aren’t shy, fits perfectly the rightful electric guitar played by Flavio Paludetti and a tasteful and tight rhythm section with Cocco Marinoni on bass and Federico Patarnello on drums.
You would not tell this band comes originally from North Italy and it is not a surprise that all of these four musicians travelled to different parts of U.S.A. to taste the real deal and drink from the source of the Blues music.
Then, here they are after touring Italy (Suoni di Marca, Bitonto Blues Festival, Seravezza Blues Festival, …), Austria (2020 Austrian Bluesharp Meeting,…), Switzerland (Bellinzona Blues Sessions, Basel Summer Blues, Chablues Festival, …), Croatia (Jerry Rick’s Blues Festival, Rockin In The Fields, …), Poland (Harmonica Bridge Festival, International Ochota Blues Festival, …), France, Slovakia (Blues Moods International Festival,…), and Jazz and Blues Clubs delivering a renewed sound: strong and warm like a glass of good ole whiskey, unexpected and powerful like a fist and sinuous like a the crawling kingsnake.
Riccardo Grosso’s music has been rave reviewed and aired in whole Europe, crossing Oceans to U.S and Australia. All of this in a DIY management. And appreciations came from legendary Charlie Musselwhite.