Band

 

The band, working since the early 90s, was born from the deep love for blues thanks to the harmonica player Mark “Boogie Harmonica”. The repertoire is rich of pieces of the 50s and 60s, from classic blues to swing and jump; they follow the tradition of masters such as Muddy Missisipi Waters, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Walter. Thanks to their firm commitment in the years, they are rewarded in 2004 when they play at the well-known Alessandria festival “Fraskettando” and in 2005 when they join the Blues Channel as open concert band of the famous black Chicago singer “Grana’ Louise”.

 

Boogie harp : vocal & harmonica

In 1985 I start playing  the harmonica, influenced by Muddy Waters Band I mainly devote myself to Chicago Electric Blues  
In 1987 joining blues bars I meet the swing trio "The King Bees"
 (Sal Bonasoro, Alberto Marsico e Gianni Chiaretta ); we immediately become close friends (see photo at the King Bees party in 1990).
This swing band becomes a very important point of reference for my musical future.
Sal  starts teaching armonica to me in 1988 and I attend all their concerts since that date.
In 2003, we set the "Burning Mama Blues" electroacustic duo with a traditional blues repertoire - Matteo Carboncini at the guitar - we refer to masters such as Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Rice Miller, Robert Johnson.
In 2003,  with Matteo and Guitar Ray, in quintet, I play at the first Fresonara Blues Festival, and in the same year, with the Roller Coaster blues band I perform at Fraskettando Music Fest, Gavi blues, Franzy Fest and other important music shows.
In 2003, I meet Marco Costa, (Longs Valley Blues Band), and we start working together. We play together  in some concerts in Piemonte and Liguria in the following years.
In 2004, I luckily play (only in in jame session) in the USA, with legens of blues such as Hash Brown, at The Bone in Dallas and Johnny Nicholas  at Hill Top Cafe' in Austin.
In the same year I also join the Big Fat Mama of Genova in a few concerts and I record a song for the Fandango blues band of Gaetano Pellino.
I owe all that I learnt to these artists: Little Walter, Big Walter Horton, Sonny Boy Williamson, Rice Miller, George Harmonica Smith, James Cotton.

 

Tony Raiola - bass & double bass

Blues lover from the beginning ,together with his brother guitarist, play in turin area since the last 80's 
the music of john mayall 's bluesbreakers at first, and after with band of chicago blues but also with a
jimi hendrix tribute ,and funky band.
In the last five/six years with the new love for jazz music,begin to study the double bass,and now he play
sometimes with trio or quartet of standard jazz.

 

John Delatore- drums

I have studied music with well known jazz drummers Peter Erskine (Weather Report) and Ralph Humphrey (Frank Zappa). Also with Joe Porcaro whose son was Jeff Porcaro (Steely Dan &Toto), and also Rick Latham, who is a well known teacher and author of some very well known drum books here in Los Angeles. I have played many concerts all over America with major recording artists such as George Strait, Johnny Winter, Gary Allen, Juice Newton and many others. I am currently working with local well known artists Jere Mendelson, Michael Chain, Jan Brown and several others.

I have played drums for over 30 years in musical situations ranging from jazz and blues to R&B , rock and coun

 

Marco Costa - Guitar