We just heard from our favorite bluegrass winos, the guys in Red Wine, Italy’s premiere bluegrass band.
Last week they held another of their special concerts, called the Red Wine Bluegrass Party, in Genoa on November 7. Each year they tackle a different theme with this show, and it’s always a must-see event.
Mandolinist Martino Coppo shared this description of the sold out performance, along with several photos.
“The show has been an immaginary journey into bluegrass music, starting from its Anglo/Scots/Irish origins, to become old time music in the early American colonies first, then country music and then, thanks to the contact with the then young tradition and culture of blues/Gospel of the southeastern United States and to Bill Monroe, to originate bluegrass.
But the journey has also explored other subgenres, born from the latest contamination with folk, jazz, pop and rock that in many cases allowed bluegrass to establish itself in countries far removed from its origins.
We had a great bunch of national and international amazing guest musicians, Henrich Novak (Slovak Rep.) on dobro, Jiry Kralik (Czech Rep.) on violin, Filippo Gambetta on diatonic organet, Michel Balatti flute, a horns section and a tip tap dancer, adding different sounds and atmospheres to the show.”
It appears that a wonderful time was had by all.
Red Wine is Lucas Bellotti on bass, Martino Coppo on mandolin, Silvio Ferretti on banjo, and Marco Ferretti on guitar.
You can follow them online at their web site or on Facebook, where you can see more photos from the November 7 show.