Fabrizio is a multi talented musician, a man who lives, walks, talks, and is the blues.
Fabrizio is a star player, one of a handful of the very best, who not only plays A1+ harmonica, but writes great lyrics, and sings very nice to, coupled with so much meaningful expression, and tone. I love this Artist, truly, and certainly is one of a handful of today’s living harmonica Legends.
Shaun Monument May – World of Harmonica
FABRIZIO POGGI singer, Hohner Award harmonica player, traveller, musicologist, writer, journalist and amazing performer, has recorded fifteen albums, mostly in USA.
FABRIZIO POGGI’s performances have been described as dramatic, totally captivating, amazing, engaging and soulful with a sound truly unique.
FABRIZIO POGGI during his long career has played at the most prestigious clubs and festivals in Italy, Europe and USA (Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana) performing on stage or on his own recordings with legendary artists as: Garth Hudson of THE BAND and Bob Dylan, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Eric Bibb, Charlie Musselwhite, Guy Davis, Flaco Jiménez, Little Feat, Marcia Ball, Billy Joe Shaver, Zachary Richard, Jerry Jeff Walker, Eamon McLoughlin of The Greencards, Nora Guthrie, Otis Taylor, Ponty Bone of Joe Ely Band, Bob Brozman, Eric Andersen, Richard Thompson, Floyd Domino, Merel Bregante of Loggins & Messina and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tom Russell, Jimmy LaFave, John Inmon of Omar & The Howlers, The Original Blues Brothers Band, Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Lou Marini, Alan Rubin, Rob Paparozzi of Blood, Sweat & Tears, Seth Walker, Augie Meyers (Texas Tornados, Tom Waits, John Hammond and Bob Dylan), Tish Hinojosa, Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson harmonica player), Tommy Elskes, Debbi Walton, Bob Margolin of Muddy Waters Band, Bill Howl ‘n’ Madd Perry, Donnie Price, Johnny Drummer, James Wheeler, Sonny Sunshine Payne of King Biscuit Time radio program, Kevin Welch, Thad Beckman, Casey Pollock, Champ Hood, James Cotton, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Robben Ford, Tony McPhee of The Groundogs, Ron Knuth, Bill Abel, Robert Belfour, John Mooney, Billy Cobham, John Renbourn, Marva Wright, Shay Jones, Doug MacLeod, Nick Moss, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials Brendan Power, Mitch Woods, Mike Blakely, David Lee Durham, Kent Duchaine, Mike Blakely, Steve Baker, Lightnin’ Malcom, Doug MacLeod, David Bromberg, Kenny Grimes, Don Raby, Eddie Bo, Dave Peabody, Beppe Gambetta, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Nora Guthrie, Johnny Irion, Grayson Capps, B.B. Morse, Lynn Daniel, Super Chickan, Billy Gibson, Steve Mendell, Allman Brothers Band bass player, and Stevie Ray Vaughan producer; Billy Gregory, guitar player with Professor Longhair, Willie Deville, Dr. John and John Lee Hooker and many others.
In 2008 Fabrizio Poggi released MERCY an amazing "spiritual-blues" CD.
Accompanying Fabrizio on this adventure are a large number of great, even legendary, musicians. They are true friends who have played with him in America and Europe: Garth Hudson (The Band, Bob Dylan), his wife Maud, Seth Walker, Ponty Bone (formerly of the Joe Ely Band), Rob Paparozzi (Original Blues Brothers Band, Blood Sweat & Tears) and Donnie Price.
The cd was very succesful and was acclaimed as the best Italian album of the year.
In 2010 Fabrizio Poggi released (as written by the press) “a Grammy Award CD”: SPIRIT & FREEDOM, a precious, touching and intense CD.
Accompanying Fabrizio on the amazing Spirit & Freedom are a large number of great, even legendary, musicians: The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Flaco Jimenez, Garth Hudson (The Band), Charlie Musselwhite, Augie Meyers (Texas Tornados, Sir Douglas Quintet, John Hammond, Bob Dylan), Eric Bibb, Guy Davis, Billy Joe Shaver, Tish Hinojosa, Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson band), Kevin Welch, Debbi Walton, Nora Guthrie (Woody’s daughter), Mike Blakely, Donnie Price and many others.
In 2011 and 2012 BLUES REVUE Magazine, included two songs from Fabrizio Poggi’s records on the cd sampler attached to the magazine. Fabrizio Poggi appears with North Mississippi All Stars, Mavis Staples, Ruthie Foster, Bob Margolin to mention a few of the amazing artists included.
In 2011 released the album LIVE IN TEXAS an amazing, moving and intense CD Accompanying Fabrizio on the project are a number of great musicians: Flaco Jimenez, Marcia Ball, Floyd Domino, Ponty Bone, Debbi Walton, Tommy Elskes, Donnie Price and many other heroes and friends.
FABRIZIO POGGI has written great books about blues and folk harmonica history. His latest works, the books titled Il soffio dell’anima: armoniche e armonicisti blues (The breath of soul: harmonica and blues harmonica players) and Angeli perduti del Mississippi: storie e leggende del blues (Lost angels of Mississippi) (with cover by Robert Crumb) have enjoyed tremendous critical acclaim all around the world.
In 2012 Fabrizio recorded HARPWAY 61 an all instrumental album. The CD is released by The Blues Foundation. All proceeds from the sale of the album go to The Blues Foundation. Fabrizio is a tireless worker promoting blues on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This CD is also a way to give something back to the musicians who have inspired and guided him during his long career. Harpway 61 is a tribute to the blues harmonica greats. Each song has the name of a city whose history is inextricably linked with a great harmonica player. On this CD, the harmonica becomes Fabrizio’s voice, on the road marked by the great performers of the first two decades of last century.
In 2013 DixieFrog will release “JUBA DANCE” the new album by Guy Davis featuring Fabrizio Poggi out March 26th, 2013. Featuring also legendary Blind Boys of Alabama.