“…real strokes of genius…”
Roots Time (BE)
Blues Matters (UK)
If you need to read about the music, you are totally missing the point of the music itself. But, in case, here you go.
You would be wrong thinking about the usual four pieces band when talking about Riccardo Grosso Blues Band.
Bringing high adrenaline show they hit you with when they play, this band is a force to be reckoned with. They let you feel the Red Spiders’ energy – something that people often confess – looking forward to deliver a relevant and actual version of Blues. You won’t find any mojo working or any woke up this morning clichè with this band. They are avoiding it like you’d do with your ex.
Riccardo’s vocals 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 resonate, fits perfectly with that rightful electric guitar played by Flavio Paludetti. They found a magic connection when they hit the stage together first time.
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,…), Germany, and Jazz and Blues Clubs they got tighter and tighter. And warm. Like a glass of good ole whiskey with unexpected taste only expert blender can deliver. And they are 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.