Izola, Slovenia and Bresc, Croatia. Next shows in three weeks

Izola and Bresc 2020 live

Izola, in Slovenia, and Bresc, in Croatia, are going to be the town hosting our comeback after the pandemic stop we all experienced.

 

Slovenia and Croatia has always been very welcoming to the Riccardo Grosso Blues Band and this time we have some new cards in our deck to surprise you with.

First of all we have some new songs for you, one you may have heard and seen before floating around the web since they quarantined us. It’s a song by one of my heroes (Riccardo is writing here) – Tom Waits – and it’s titled “Til The Money Runs Out” where we had fun to push it into the Howlin’ Wolf area as much as possible…

And second, we are going to have two new members in our team: Marzio Tomada on bass (and maybe upright bass too, who knows?) and Cristian Cecchetto on drums.

If you come to see us I promise you are going to love them.

Mark the dates, then:

July 24th – Friday: Hangar Bar, Izola, SLO
July 25h – Saturday: Jerry Ricks Blues Festival, Bresc, HR

 

And in the meantime, enjoy this tune… 😉

 

 

Shows Updates During Covid 19 Times

update 19 05 2020

Hello friends and fans,

as uncertain times we are living are and as much as we are sailing in the fog we are keeping our calendar updated.

There are some changing going on and we are looking forward to see you for real and hug you all sooner than soon. In the meantime we are rescheduling and waiting for more news…

Unfortunately we won’t be able to make it to Spain for the Corbera Blues Festival this year and our show (and the festival) is postponed to 2021.

 

At the time you are reading this, the other show are confirmed but we could get more news as days passing, so stay connected with us to get all the updates and subscribe to our newsletter to get these updates right in your email. Just scroll down to the footer and insert your email address.

 

See you soon and stay safe.

 

 

update 19 05 2020

Shows Update: Rescheduling, Cancelling and Updating

Hello friends and fans,

we have made some decisions and we are working on the calendar to save what can be saved, move gigs that can be moved and with sadness in our heart cancelling what can’t be rescheduled.

 

Don’t worry, we are Blues people. We are strong. And with this “we” I mean you and us. We are all together in this and we are going to raise from the ashes, as the phoneix taught us to do.

 

Anyway, here is what is happening at the moment I’m writing:

Austrian Bluesharp Meeting is rescheduled for April 2021. We are going to be part of it and we couldn’t be happier! Thank you Reynhard! We love that, my man!

We are figuring out the gig at The Topos in Leverkusen, so as soon as we can fix this we’ll tell you the exact date.

September tour, so, is cancelled and we are not performing at Rattlesnake Saloon and at Lokaal42. Sorry about this.

 

Our summer gigs are still confirmed, but as “we sailing in the fog” we’ll stay posted about this…

 

More news soon! – RG

 

COVID UPDATE

All was going pretty good, until…

…covid 19 stroke us.

 

We all been hit hard by this pandemic virus they introduced us to, in the last weeks. It’s been under the radar, nobody expected it and no one could predict it would be hit us so hard as human race in general.

 

While we are all together on this boat over this deep and rough sea, we are among the lucky ones who were not infected until the time I’m writing.

 

Anyway is with sadness in our heart that we have to communicate some bad news about our calendar and some not so bad.

 

Right now we are announcing that 6th Austrian Bluesharp Festival, where we were expected as headliner of the final show on April 18th 2020 has been cancelled due to Austrian (and Italian) regulation to fight this Covid-19 emergency. And while the virus waves is hitting Europe we can say our show at Home Rock Bar in Italy for April 9th is cancelled as well and our show in Novigrad, Croatia, for April 17th at 9-pub has been post-poned in August.

 

You’d better check the calendar page for news and update, so you can re-plan your moves and come to say hello at the nearest confirmed show…stay tuned because we have the feeling we’ll have to tell you more in the near future…

2020 is a hot year for shows!

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You’d better check our shows calendar, we are adding more and more every week and we hope it stays like that forever, to be honest!

 

We just confirmed new shows in Slovenia and Croatia: Hangar Bar at Izola and Jerry Ricks Blues Festival in Brsec for the upcoming July.

And soon we are announcing our show for the first time in Spain.

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Remember to visit our shows page to know where we are playing on the next months!

Just Announced: Blues Badger 2020!

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Riccardo Grosso Blues Band is headliner at Blues Badger Festival on November 28th 2020.

Blues Badger is a wonderful festival happening every year in Lázních Toušeň a very nice town near Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Now it’s their tenth year and we are thrilled and honored to be part of this as headliner… (as you can see on the poster last year they had Paul Lamb, one harmonica player I was listening to when I was starting out…RG)

 

 

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We promise you a killer show and be sure to visit the official website of the festival in the upcoming month for more news and details!

 

See you on the road!

 

 

Did you check the calendar? There are new shows on it!

The excitement about releasing our new single, a live grooving and old school take of Slim Harpo’s “Shake Your Hips” (check the music here), was so high that we forgot to tell you about something!

 

Check the calendar and mark the dates, we are growing our live shows list with new concerts and we would like to meet you somewhere down the road!

So far we are confirmed in Italy, Croatia, Germany, Austria, Netherlands…

 

 

 

Check the details of our live shows clicking here

 

 

Sat 18 April, 2020: headliner at Austrian Bluesharp Meeting

Riccardo Grosso Blues Band will be the headliner on Saturday April 18th, 2020 at the 6th Austrian Bluesharp Meeting organizied by Reynhard H. Boegl – wonderful harmonica player and teacher from Austria – and sponsored by Seydel Harmonicas.

 

The other two acts are just wonderful: Reynhard H. Boegl in his solo act and J.J. Appleton who published two album with Jason Ricci and for this event he will be playing with our friend Manlio Milazzi on harmonica, it’s gonna be fun.

 

Get more info and your ticket at www.bluesharpfestival.at

 

Riccardo Grosso – vocals & harmonica

Flavio Paludetti – guitar

Cocco Marinoni – bass

Federico Patarnello – drums

Sat 16th November, 2019: Blues Moods International Festival – Slovakia

Riccardo Grosso Blues Band will perform in Trnava, Slovakia for the 10th Blues Moods International Festival.

They’ll be on stage on Saturday 16th November along with other national and international Blues artists!

 

Additional info at www.bluesmoods.sk – the official website of the event.

 

Riccardo Grosso – vocals & harmonica

Flavio Paludetti – guitar

Cocco Marinoni – bass

Federico Patarnello – drums