Lorenzo Romagnoli


I'm mostly a singer/songwriter. From 1996 to 2006 with Arroyo, from December 2006 to June 2019 with Clipper. I recorded 3 albums with Arroyo, two with Clipper. As a solo artist I released a six-song live CD (©2018), a compilation of old recordings (©2018) and a solo album 'When The Sun Is Blue' (©2020). I mostly play the guitar and the harmonica. My music is pretty much acoustic rock'n'roll, my lyrics about myself. They say I should also consider myself a writer, I don't know, I wrote a few novels, three have been published so far: 'Old Town' (EKT, 2015), 'Anime Blues' (Lettere Animate, 2017) and 'Foglia D'Autunno' (GDS, 2018). I play solo gigs or with The Moonshine. The Moonshine is maestro Simone Medori on the drums, Peter Giusti on the electric guitar and ukulele or some other occasional guest like guitarist Sam Louis. I also love busking. Playing my guitar and harmonica in the streets of some old town is amazing. I live in Ancona, Italy.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is life, I think I couldn't live without. It's life and gives me life.

What is your music dream?

A whole month in a good recording studio with all the good guitars I can find.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Smash the poppy radios!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

'Wonderful World' by Sam Cooke.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Ryan Bingham, Wilco.

What inspires you to make music?


What is the message you want to send with your music?

Love Jesus and life.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Man, I love it. I always feel at home, wherever I am.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I think we should stop trying to be original, well, I shouldn't say 'we' as I don't belong to such crowd. Music has to come from inside, freely, from our subconscious. As one of my great masters said 'If you don't have nothing to say, then keep silent.' I also think that music doen't have to be treated as an industry. That kills it.

What do you think of Drooble?

It's cool.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Working with guys who are not in the mood as much as I am.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

My local scene is pretty boring. Only cover bands and tribute bands.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Actually I think that the one who has to ask that question should be me!

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Roger Manning from New York City or Paul Brasch, an amazing bluesman.