Jul 26 2024
7:00 pm

Black-eyed & Bluesfest Pre- Show Concert @ Sally’s Stage

Festival Pre-show concert featuring:

7:00 Roberto Morbioli Band – from Italy

8:15 Toni Lynn Washington- from Boston

 

Roberto Morbioli, from Verona, Italy, was born into a family of musicians and therefore got in touch with what would become his vocation at a very early stage of his life a passion for the Blues.

After several years in the Italian music scene, he recorded his first CD „From Madagascar To Chicago“ with the TAO RAVAO BLUES BAND in 1987 – back then as a bass player.

Two years later in 1989, Roberto joined „Rudy’s Blues Band“ – and became the bass player of Rudy Rotta. With Rudy, Roberto published two albums and started performing on important stages in the USA and Europe: Antone’s / Austin, New Orleans Music Festival / Ascona, Amsterdam Blues Festival, San Remo Festival,.. with famous artists such as Anson Funderburgh or Sue Foley.

With Morblus and its unique sound of Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Soul, Roberto gained high recognition not only in Europe but also at the cradle of Blues, the USA (e.g BB King’s Blues Club in Memphis) where he still regularly tours. Since 2010, Roberto has a US working visa as an artist of extraordinary ability.

In 2013, Roberto dedicated himself to more traditional acoustic Blues’n roots music during the collaboration with US singer and percussionist Big Daddy Wilson, a cooperation that he pursued until 2016 when he founded his own acoustic project Roberto Morbioli Trio. Roberto contributed with his guitar and background vocals to two of Wilson’s live CDs published by phamosa records.

Here is the official video trailer for the CD……………………………………………………………………………………………

Toni Lynn Washington, Boston, MA,She took to music at an early age, singing with her school and church choirs. She is considered Boston’s Queen of Soul & Blues. She has had seven Blues Music Award nominations. Washington received the 1999 Boston Blues Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. The Blues doesn’t get any more “real than with Toni Lynn!!

Toni Lynn Washington on NPR