Covid is f***ing with Live Music Again.

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Not that it never stopped, but it doesn’t seem to leave music alone. F****** Covid seems to be here to stay a little longer than planned and today is a whole year gone by with this new thing around.

Guys at Austrian Bluesharp Meeting tried their best to organize and run this year event, but they had to post-pone it due to this sticky virus and regulamentation for our and your health.

So we got a new date, for 2022. But we ain’t telling you nothing yet, this time we are trying to be superstitious…you never know.

We are lucky: every single one of us is doing good even during these pandemic times and we are busy. There’s a new tune ready to be published and we are rough mixing some ideas…we have to do that with a “smart working” attitude. Working and playing at distance, from our homes and send the stems to be mixed.

Mind we are sparse around North Italy: Riccardo is living in Liguria, Max is in Treviso, Flavio in Udine and Andrea in Trieste. So we pretty cover the whole North Italy, but that means we have to deal with technology to make music. A new challenge we are happy to face and to work with.

This time we want you to stay healthy, positive (no pun intended) and with high vibes…don’t feel alone, don’t feel forgotten and don’t dare to try to do stupid things. Keep on keepin’ on and if you feel like you need some lovin’ drop us a line…we are here to heal your soul even if we are not playing music!

With love,
Riccardo & Riccardo Grosso Blues Band

Gibson Creek Shuffle is finally online!

Hello you all and how you been?

This pandemic won’t leave us alone and we are hoping you are staying safe and healthy. Remeber to wear the mask and to be smart, because if you don’t you are not going to get any live music anytime soon!

To shoote your souls and live music needs we are showing you our take on the marvellous tune written back in 1972 – ten years before Riccardo would born – by Robben Ford (guitar), Mark Ford (harmonica), Patrick Ford (drums) and Stanley Poplin (bass) – titled Gibson Creek Shuffle.

We put our hands on it, written some arrangment and played as ballsy as we could, live, on stage. We were really lucky to have a marvellous team shooting this live and we really hope you dig it.

 

 

We aim to be back in April, in Austria. We will see if that’s gonna happen.

 

 

To Mask Or Not To Mask?

To Mask Or Not To Mask

Dear friends and fans,

it is madness but it is nobody faults. We were ready to rehearsal new songs, new sounds and ready to get on the road heading Slovenia and Croatia.

We are not making it this year. The elephant in the room is called “Covid 19” as we all know and it is keep on taking its live music toll too.

We got an email yesterday from Slovenia where they are telling us the government put more restriction to avoid groups of people standing close and spreading the virus again, due to a rising of infected people there.

We talked to the team at Jerry Rick’s Blues Festival – it should have been Riccardo’s third year in a row as performing artist. For everybody’s safety and health we decided it is wiser to reschedule our gig for 2021. Yes, we are positive (no pun intended) about next year: the coronavirus will be gone.

In the meantime we feel really sorry to not be able to see you all again, this summer, smiling, enjoying the music, dancing, drinking and…

We are all together into this and we will be back at our regular life sooner than soon!

Let’s stay in touch.

RG

 

To Mask Or Not To Mask

 

 

PS: let’s face it. It’s impossible to play harmonica through a mask. And we aren’t risking your health to perform one show more to satisfy the ego.

We love you all, and we know you feel it. – RG