Finally the band is back. We are back on the road, folks, and of course we are happy. And renewed.
Covid took its toll and we had to make some change and be ready to get back on the road, the same good hearted music, just different guys playing it. New taste, new ideas, same spirit about grooving and seeing you dancing.
While now it’s time to clean the rust and dust and shine our shoes, we are happy to tell you our friends at Jerry Ricks’ Blues Festival booked us for July 28th in Klana, Croatia.
Riccardo Grosso is going to sing and blow some fiery harmonica for you, with Flavio Paludetti on guitar – long time partner in crime…ehm music – Andrea D’Ostuni is back on drums and featuring Stanley Sargeant on bass.
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.
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.
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…
Riccardo Grosso Blues Band is headliner at Blues Badger Festival on November 28th 2020.
Blues Badger is a wonderful festival happening every year in L?zn?ch Tou?e? 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)
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!
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.