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.
If you want to know more about Stan check his website: https://stansargeant.com and if you want to know more about Jerry Ricks Blues Festival check their website http://jrbluesfest.com/en/
We can’t wait to play some Blues for you in Klana and hear the opening act: our friend Riccardo Staraj with Marko Sedlak playing together as duo!
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!
Riccardo & Riccardo Grosso Blues Band
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.
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
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 19 stroke us.
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…
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.
Remember to visit our shows page to know where we are playing on the next months!