Blueways emerges in Milan

BluewaysAnd this time we’re not talking about Milan, Michigan!

Blueways is a new bluegrass group based in Milan, Italy. The quartet is truly international, with two Italians, a Frenchman, and one American in the band. Natalie Shelar, from Tucson, AZ, is on bass along with Milanese mandolinist Massimo Gatti and his son, Icao Gatti, on banjo, and Jeanmarie Peschiutta from the north of France on guitar.

Their repertoire mixes original and traditional music, both vocal and instrumental, from the members’ many years of performing throughout Europe. Jeanmarie and Natalie handle the lead vocals with Massimo helping out with harmonies.

Here’s a video they just released on Facebook, their take on the Bill Monroe classic, Can’t You Hear Me Calling.

You can find more information about Blueways, and contact them about engagements, at the band web site.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.