THE ROAD AND THE ROOM
RICCARDO GROSSO BLUES BAND


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“Riccardo Grosso pays respect to the Chicago Blues masters with a hard swinging band. His harmonica varies from soulful soft tones to pile driving fever pitch, and comes straight from the heart. Bravo!” – Dale Spalding (Canned Heat)

“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 (READ MORE)

“Man, your recording sounds really good. I hope it does well for you because it really should! Bravo!!!” – Charlie Musselwhite


   

Album Title: The Road And The Room
Artist: Riccardo Grosso Blues Band
Distribution: Digital and CD
Release Date: December 15th, 2021
Label: self-released
UPC: 198002475022

 

LERICI, Italy. November 15th, 2021.

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.


Riccardo Grosso – vocals, harmonica. Percussion on track 7

Flavio Paludetti – guitar. Bass on track 8

Cocco Marinoni – bass on tracks from 1 to 6

Federico Paternello  – drums on tracks from 1 to 6

Cristian Cecchetto – drums on track 8

Mixed, mastered and produced by Riccardo Grosso


Riccardo Grosso is playing harmonica for a living and has been around since early 2000s, sharing the stage with Blues Brothers Band as special guest, Johnny Sansone, John Fhol and taking his music and his harmonica all around Europe and in USA. He won rave reviews and respect of Blues artists, media and Blues legends thanks to his mature style on the instrument. While he is in love with the great harmonica players he stays away from imitating them: that took him to carve his own style, both musically speaking and on the harmonica/vocals side.


If you are interested on interviewing Riccardo, contact info@rgband.com

Booking info and request can be forwarded to booking@rgband.com

 


FEATURED ON:

Blues Moose Radio (Netherlands) – Nov 15, 2021: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/bluesmusic/episodes/2021-11-20T01_58_50-08_00

Blues.Gr (Greece) – Nov 18, 2021: http://blues.gr/profiles/blogs/q-a-with-italian-blues-musician-riccardo-grosso

Onda Musicale (Italy) – Nov 19, 2021: https://www.ondamusicale.it/musica/71909-riccardo-grosso-pubblica-the-road-and-the-room-tre-identita-della-musica-blues/

Blues Fires Radio Show (Italy) – Dec 6, 2021: http://www.animajazz.eu/?diretta=2021-12-06-23-05-blues_fires-369.mp3

Blues Road Radio (Brazil) – on rotation from Dec 11, 2021

Red, Hot & Blues (Spain) episode 1133- Dec 23, 2021: https://vandeblues.blogspot.com/2021/12/red-hot-blues-radio-show-1133-10.html

Rock Nation (Italy) – Jan 11, 2022: https://www.rocknation.it/records/riccardo-grosso-blues-band-the-road-and-the-room/

Roots Time (Belgium) – Jan 15, 2022:https://rootstime.be/index.html?https://rootstime.be/CD%20REVIEUW/2022/JAN1/CD58.html

The Blues Show – Smart Radio (UK) – on rotation from Jan 16, 2022

Jazz & Blues Tour (Netherlands) – Feb 1, 2022: https://jazzbluestour.nl/?page_id=10&fbclid=IwAR1O1cEJXCOF7g4q5cOO3xkkZRWLv4tCbbTJDJhVfQ2stn9VRd0MJIUX91o

“Dischi e Musica” Radio Shamal (Italy) – Feb 3, 2022: https://www.dischiemusica.com

RSD-Radio (Luxembourg) – Feb 3, 2022: https://www.rsd-radio.com

Radionova (Italy) – Feb 10, 2022: https://www.radionova.it/2022/02/10/riccardo-grosso-blues-band-the-road-and-the-room/

Soundgarden (Croatia) – Feb 16, 2022: https://www.soundguardian.com/index.php/blues-corner-kolumne-53/58132-riccardo-grosso-blues-band-the-road-and-the-room

La Hora Del Blues (Spain) – Mar 1, 2022: https://lahoradelblues.com/en/riccardo-grosso-blues-band-the-road-and-the-room/

Jazz N More (Switzerland) – Mar 1, 2022: https://rgband.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Grosso-JNM-2-22.pdf