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.
Music is life, I think I couldn't live without. It's life and gives me life.
A whole month in a good recording studio with all the good guitars I can find.
Smash the poppy radios!
'Wonderful World' by Sam Cooke.
Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Ryan Bingham, Wilco.
Love Jesus and life.
Man, I love it. I always feel at home, wherever I am.
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.
Working with guys who are not in the mood as much as I am.
My local scene is pretty boring. Only cover bands and tribute bands.
Actually I think that the one who has to ask that question should be me!
Roger Manning from New York City or Paul Brasch, an amazing bluesman.