“The Road And The Room” – new album out on December 15th

The Road And The Room

Riccardo Grosso’s “The Road And The Room” is a triple treat album for Blues lovers.

 

 

December 15th, 2021 is the release date set for “The Road And The Room” the new post-covid album by Riccardo Grosso and his Blues Band. Surviving an abruptlstop with a calendar filled with gigs all around Europe, Grosso and the band stayed silent, calm and armed themselves with patience.

But that does not mean they weren’t active: Riccardo started to dig in the audio files of the band’s live concerts tracked before the lock down and found some music and tracks that once together, made it to a live session of 6 tunes. Adding a couple of studio works, he decided it was worth publishing for Blues lovers and music aficionados.

So this is a three part CD: the first is played live with Flavio Paludetti on guitar and the former rhythm section (Cocco Marinoni on bass and Federico Patarnello on drums). This is a selection about what the band does when performing on stage: there are different grooves, atmospheres and energy all of them coming from the same live show.

Then you get as deep in the Blues as it gets, with “Fattening Frogs For Snakes” from Sonny Boy Williamson’s repertoire that Riccardo took in a more intimate dimension: the song features vocals, harmonica and a misterious percussive sound only. All of them played by Riccardo.

Closing the album there is a real “lock down” testimony, in fact Til The Money Runs Out (written by Tom Waits’ – one of Riccardo’s heroes) was recorded with Flavio (as guitarist and bassist on this take) and Cristian Cecchetto (on drums), when the lock down was going on. This song is now part of the band’s live set.

With some shows in the calendar and the booking process active, Riccardo Grosso is looking forward to tour again in 2022 and he is cooking some new flavor for the band’s fans already.

The album is going to be available on band’s website www.rgband.com as CD and download and at the concerts.

Shows Update: Rescheduling, Cancelling and Updating

Hello friends and fans,

we have made some decisions and we are working on the calendar to save what can be saved, move gigs that can be moved and with sadness in our heart cancelling what can’t be rescheduled.

 

Don’t worry, we are Blues people. We are strong. And with this “we” I mean you and us. We are all together in this and we are going to raise from the ashes, as the phoneix taught us to do.

 

Anyway, here is what is happening at the moment I’m writing:

Austrian Bluesharp Meeting?is rescheduled for April 2021. We are going to be part of it and we couldn’t be happier! Thank you Reynhard! We love that, my man!

We are figuring out the gig at?The Topos in Leverkusen, so as soon as we can fix this we’ll tell you the exact date.

September tour, so, is cancelled and we are not performing at Rattlesnake Saloon?and at?Lokaal42. Sorry about this.

 

Our summer gigs are still confirmed, but as “we sailing in the fog” we’ll stay posted about this…

 

More news soon! – RG

 

COVID UPDATE

2020 is a hot year for shows!

new shows

You’d better check our shows calendar, we are adding more and more every week and we hope it stays like that forever, to be honest!

 

We just confirmed new shows in Slovenia and Croatia: Hangar Bar at Izola and?Jerry Ricks Blues Festival in Brsec for the upcoming July.

And soon we are announcing our show for the first time in?Spain.

new shows

 

 

Remember to visit our shows page to know where we are playing on the next months!