Released in 2021
Live and Studio
“The Road and the Room” by Riccardo Grosso Blues Band is a blues album that combines live recordings with studio tracks. It serves as a testimony to the band’s growth and musical expression, born out of the longing for live concerts during the Covid pandemic.
The album merges classic and alternative blues styles, featuring the exceptional guitar skills of Flavio Paludetti. Notable tracks include a haunting rendition of Sonny Boy Williamson II’s “Fattening Frogs For Snakes” and a powerful Howlin Wolf-inspired take on Tom Waits’ “Til The Money Runs Out.”
The album captures the thrill of live performances alongside more intimate studio moments, urging listeners to experience live music firsthand.
Produced entirely by Riccardo Grosso, the album carries a powerful message about the vitality of live shows and the limitations of the digital realm. With support from blues legend Charlie Musselwhite, “The Road and the Room” promises an authentic and captivating blues experience.
Riccardo Grosso – vocals and harmonica
Flavio Paludetti – guitar & bass (track 8)
Cocco Marinoni – bass
Federico Patarnello – drums
Cristian Cecchetto – drums (track 8)