Little John Guelfi

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Little John Guelfi is a guitarist, singer, composer and producer born in Genoa, Italy, who moved to Turin, Italy some years ago. His artistic vein, near to Anglo-American rockblues classics like Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, is fully expressed in this debut album constituted by sixteen tracks, ten of which composed by Guelfi himself, lasting more than an hour. In his compositions Guelfi chooses to sing in Italian, because “for us, the blues is a kind of music that must communicate feelings to the listener more than other kinds of music”. Therefore Guelfi by this choice aims at a more direct contact with Italian-speaking listeners. The cover versions are sung in english with the exception of one. Little John Guelfi's ability at the guitar certainly rewards the expectations: may be we are witnessing the appearance of a rising star of the spaghetti blues, we'll surely hear more about in the future. The musical quality of the band The Blues Train, who collaborates with Little John Guelfi in recording and live gigs is noteworthy. The band is composed by young pros of the rockblues genre, realizing an involving and intense musical texture. Audio production of “Vittima del Blues” was cured by Little John Guelfi personally at CreativStudio, his own recording studio in Genoa, Italy, using exclusively vintage instruments and machines with the purposeful task of achieving the sound of the 50s and 60s blues recordings, like those of Bo Diddley and John Mayall. Therefore no digital elaborations, but an analog “live in studio” recording enriched only by spring reverb and tape delay. The sound of this record is a step back in the 1960 Chicago.

Little John Guelfi

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