Dave Riley & Bob Corritore
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Dave Riley & Bob Corritore

Phoenix, Arizona, United States | INDIE

Phoenix, Arizona, United States | INDIE
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"Finest Delta Bluesman"

Riley has become one of the finest delta blues guitarists of his generation, a talented songwriter, and a commanding singer with just the right blend of power and grit. --Rob Lehrian-Aug 2007 - Supporting the Blues 2007


"ala Muddy Waters"

Riley plays electric guitar and sings with the kind of raspiness a bit similar to Muddy Waters. --da bookman-Aug 2007 - MusicforAmerica.org 2007


"Bring the Delta Home"

a deep southern guitar player and singer whose vocal chords bring the Delta home. --Jim White-Sept 2007 - Pittsburg Post Gazette 2007


"Urban Blues Tradition"

powerful, throaty vocals are steeped in urban blues tradition. --Jim Shortt-Oct 2007 - The Scene 2007


"True Mississippi Delta Bluesman"

Riley is a true Mississippi Delta bluesman, about as real as it gets. -Phil Whipple-Oct 2007 - Maine Blues Society 2007


"Thorny Guitar and Creosote Voice"

grinding you with his thorny guitar and creosote voice. --Dennis Rozanski-Oct 2007 - Baltimore Blues Rag 2007


"Heart-Rending Vocals"

Riley’s voice is, in turn, heart-rending, impish, playfully lascivious, and pugnacious.--David Whiteis-Oct 2007 - Living Blues 2007


Discography

Lucky to be Living--Sept. 2009 Blue Witch Records.
Travelin' the Dirt Road--Sept. 2007 Blue Witch Records--2008 Blues Music Awards Nominee--Acoustic Album of the Year
Whiskey, Money and Women--2001--Fedora Records
Working for the Blues: Delta Jukes--Sam Carr, John Weston & Dave Riley--2001
Blues Across America: The Helena Theme--Compilation CD with Sam Carr and Frank Frost--2000--Cannonball

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Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, guitar player/singer/songwriter DAVE RILEY spent his formative years playing and singing Gospel music. He moved to Chicago's west side as a teenager living near Maxwell Street and it's vibrant Blues scene. After joining the army he played in a military band traveling from base to base entertaining the troops and opening USO shows. In the mid-90s Riley met Blues legends Sam Carr, Frank Frost, and John Weston. They formed a friendship and a musical bond which lead Riley back to the Delta and back into Blues full time.

BOB CORRITORE's long career in the blues has seen him in many other roles. Bob started his own label in Chicago in the late 1970s, called Blues Over Blues, which is now part of the Earwig Records catalog. Bob hosts the weekly radio program Those Lowdown Blues on KJZZ in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the owner of the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. As a recording artist, Bob appears on 33 CDs. Bob has a highly acclaimed solo album, "Bob Corritore's All-Star Blues Sessions" on the HighTone label. Bob Corritore is an impresario of Chicago Blues, and his enthusiasm for the genre spreads to all areas of this wonderful music.

In the spring of 2007, Dave joined with producer/harmonic player Bob Corritore to create TRAVELIN' THE DIRT ROAD on the Blue Witch Records label. The release includes 10 original tracks of powerful downhome blues including 8 Dave Riley compositions and two ("I'm Not Your Junkman" and "Doggone Blues") written by his friend (and former bandmate) the late John Weston. The CD earned great reviews (Living Blues, Big City Blues, blues society newsletters) and airplay throughout the US and Europe. The CD was a 2008 BMA Award Nominee as Acoustic Album of the Year.

In September 2009, Dave and Bob released "Lucky to be Living" which is receiving terrific reviews and enjoying airplay worldwide. This CD mirrors the downhome blues feel of their earlier release and includes original music as well as versions of tunes by Frank Frost and John Weston. After Dave's many years of playing with "The Jellyroll Kings" and his dear friend Sam Carr, "Lucky to be Living" is rich with the influence of pure simple blues from an earlier time.

More information is available on www.daverileybluesman.com
www.myspace.com/daverileybobcorritore
www.bluewitchrecords.com

Dave Riley & Bob Corritore are booking gigs for 2010 and will spend much of the time touring. They are much-loved festival performers and will be playing throughout the USA and Europe. In November 2009, Dave and Bob played the prestigious Lucerne Blues Festival and several gigs in France during later November.