Gnola Blues Band – 20 Years On The Road (2010)

Artist: Gnola Blues Band
Title: 20 Years On The Road
Year Of Release: 2010
Label: Good Company
Genre: Blues, Modern Electric Blues
Quality: Mp3/320 kbps
Total Time: 01:07:18
Total Size: 168 Mb

1. First Step
2. Born Under Bad Sign
3. Mercury Blues
4. Woman Across The River
5. Walkin’ Through The Shadows
6. All I Need
7. Gnola Shuffle
8. I Hear You Knockin’
9. Muddy Slide Tribute
10. Tulane Avenue Shuffle
11. Feels Like Rain
12. Roger Boogie
13. Honest I Do
14. Grab And Scratch
15. Sea Notes

Leader and founder of the band is guitarist Maurizio Glielmo, singer and artist of a long and prestigious past in the Italian blues scene.
For years, alongside the legendary Fabio Treves, he appeared on the stages of the most important Italian festivals and international as well as participated in the recording of two albums, “Treves 3” in 1985 and “Sunday’s Blues” in 1988 where there is the presence of important artists such as Chuck Leavell (formerly with Rolling Stones, Almann Brothers, Eric Clapton, and others), Dave Kelly (Blues Band) hero of British Blues, Pick Withers (Dire Straits’ drummer).
Maurizio Glielmo’s dream of the “Gnola Blues Band” was officially born in 1989 with the initial objective along the routes of the most classic blues. The band started from the interpretations of standards (Elmore James, Muddy Waters) up to blend the traditional elements in interesting compositions. The GBB is supported by the heart and soul of the pair Bertagna / Pavin, drums and bass, respectively, a granite rhythm section capable of giving space and light to the soloists by paying particular attention to the dynamics. An invaluable contribution to the piano by Roger Mugnaini, elegant accompaniment is always ready to present itself in person to Glielmo on both piano and organ.
The live shows soon became frantic and musical credibility came into being thanks to participations in festivals with international artists and record production at the first “First Step” in 1991 which collects rave reviews from critics (The Blues, Buscadero, Making Music , Wild Bunch, etc.) up to the second studio album “Walkin’ Through the Shadows of the Blues” which won the award for best jazz album of the year 2000 and blues is delivered by Ernesto De Pascale (Rai 2) to Bordighera Blues Festival.
Deep knowledge of the use of dobro and “slide” technology in general, this technique is expressed with so much personality as to be considered a specialist nationally. This ability allows him to be invited as a session man for non-strictly blues but overdrawn in pop music, rock and pop. Investments as a soloist in productions of others continues.

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