Little Walter is – without no question – one of the harmonica heroes you must listen and study, if you are serious about Blues music and Blues harmonica.
We as band never wanted to play too much of the classic Blues, not because we don’t like (actually we love the classic Blues and you should see how many Blues records from the Blues masters we listen to everyday) but because the idea is to connect that 50’s, 60’s and 70’s Blues with modern time.
As I said we wouldn’t play too many classics, but there are some tunes we can’t help but want to play because they stick out from all the rest, being them written in a special way or hitting us in a unique way.
“Up The Line” is one of them. Apart speaking about the good ole Blues theme like “we can’t get along anymore, I’m leaving” in a special way, like every lyrics and song written by the awesome Willie Dixon, this tune has a special identity to my ears.
Along with people like Robben Ford, Gary Smith, Sugar Ray Norcia, we did our take of this masterpiece at the last rehearsal. I multitracked, mixed and mastered all the sounds.
In this session, you can listen to the great job done by Alessandro Marchesin on guitar, Massimo Fantinelli on bass and Andrea D’Ostuni on drums.
Oh, yes. It’s me on vocals and harmonica. And I hope you like this version.
If you had the chance to listen to the music, before reading this – you know what we are going to say. It is all about how we feel, but even more important it’s all about how we make YOU feel.
What it’s important for you to experience is to find and walk some unbeaten path of the Blues world when listening to Riccardo Grosso Blues Band. And from these paths the band would take you to the final destination AND beginning of the real journey: the one into the Blues, now.
The philosphy behind every show, every note and every single mile under the hood of this unusual Blues band is to take you to the Blues world of today.
You will be disappointed if you are here to find walking shoes, yonder’s wall or mojo hands: that is something in the Blues culture, but they are not from the Modern Urban world and Blues is about life we are living and things we are experiencing in our real and present life.
Wasn’t the great master lessons about not being a copycat, trying to be original and come up with your own songs? This band is delivering this philosophy instead of trying to emulate as close as possible this or that Bluesman.
You’ll get what you see and it is prime quality because it’s the original thing, the real idea with a willing of taking chances and playing band’s own thing.
You would love to find yourself dip in the Blues and diving into stories, songs and atmospheres that seem to be taylored on your life. They are, in fact. They are something we all share as exprience and you would experience sharing some of your life-time listening to the “Blues Now” of Riccardo Grosso Blues Band.
See you on the road.