“…real strokes of genius…”
Roots Time (BE)
Blues Matters (UK)
It’s kinda hard to believe that from small urban town in Italy, where life runs on wheels and there’s no time to think enough about music and its influence, it’s the place where this project was born.
If music is about to pay personal due to it, Blues takes more discipline and toughness to be discovered, played properly and make it sounding to connect new and old generation with cutting edge sound and very well picked songs, original ones or not.
Riccardo Grosso Blues Band is there, in between the new generation crowd needing to listen to some Blues as kicking as possible and the Blues aficionados who are still looking for a sound and for people who pay respect to the Master, with their influence, not playing the overdone standards over and over again.
And worked hard to do it.
Think about the people Riccardo and Flavio Paludetti – the other soloist on lead and rhythm guitar – as musicians shared the stage with and learnt from: Johnny Sansone, John Fohl – of Dr.John’s Lower 911 fame – RJ Mischo, Sumito “Ariyo” Ariyoshi – from Billy Branch’s band – Michael Coleman, Eddy Taylor Jr., Lurrie Bell.
With festivals and selected club practically all-around Europe under their belt, recordings on rotation in radios all around the World, rave reviews from magazines (like Soulbag, JazzNMore, Bluesmagazin, Blues Matters!) and legendary artists (like Charlie Musselwhite) Riccardo Grosso Blues Band sounds nothing like and Italian coming Blues Band: they are top-notch experienced musicians delivering solid Blues sound, with a twist.
Riccardo Grosso “is a force to be reckoned with” (Adam Gussow) and so is the Riccardo Grosso Blues Band.
“Grosso’s hi level harp playing through out the whole CD is dripping with Soul and originality but always paying respect to his mentors. He never copies riffs on his harp but rather builds and expands on the Masters who came before him.” – Rob Paparozzi
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…
We promised you something new for this 2020. We had it coming and we have something even newer for you (read: “Riccardo Grosso Blues Band is now rehearsaling original songs!”),…
Watch Full Set Premiere of Riccardo Grosso Blues Band Click below to watch the premiere of the full set of the band…the premiere starts on November 12th at 8:30pm Central…
2020 New Album On The Way After the new team-up with Flavio, Cocco and Federico and working the music the old way and with the old school in the heart…
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…
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…