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These two Houston-based, veteran blues musicians and their quartet have jump-started new work together this year with their widely acclaimed Mandolin Blues release Time Slips on By, a collection of 14 original songs from the fertile blues territory of Southeast Texas…. rocking, solid mandolin with fiery guitar into a new spicy mix of Texas blues and roots.
DelGrosso, a five time Blues Music Award nominee, has been performing for the blues, folk and mandolin communities for over thirty years. As the leading exponent of the mandolin in the blues, DelGrosso has toured the US, UK and Italy performing and conducting numerous workshops. As Tom Clarke added “his box o’ rocks voice, locomotive riffs, and sparks-a-flyin’ licks doing nothing but right.” Hittin' The Note
Del Toro Richardson is an Albert King winner for his acclaimed guitar with Diunna Greenleaf’s Blue Mercy and his backing Pinetop Perkins in the Grammy and BMA: “Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year”-Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen. “ [he] possesses plenty of amazing technical skill on guitar but what really stands out… is the exquisite tone he achieves no matter what guitar he is playing.” Mark Thompson Crossroads Blues Society
2011 is the year of the DelGrosso/ Del Toro Richardson Band....“a breath of fresh air for the blues”....as they perform an eclectic collection of songs and sounds, born and nurtured in one of the richest, cultural centers of American Roots music.