DelGrosso/Del Toro Richardson

DelGrosso/Del Toro Richardson

 Houston, Texas, USA
BandBluesAmericana

2011 is the year of the DelGrosso/ Del Toro Richardson Band.... two major forces of the blues unite..guitar and mandolin like you've never heard before... original songs and sounds, nurtured in Houston, one of the richest cultural centers of American Roots music.

Biography

“FOUR STARS!.. the two share the ability to convey boundless and romantic uncertainty, supported by a crackerjack rhythm section.."
Frank-John Hadley Downbeat

"A breath of fresh air for the blues."
Gary von Tersch Blues and Rhythm, UK

" …entwine ass-shakin’ funky, countrified, and big and soulful blues on a mandolin and a guitar with a wicked hot band in their engine room…You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone else playing the blues like DelGrosso and Del Toro Richardson."
Tom Clarke Hittin' The Note

"This is a refreshing, rather unique sound. It’s not only the clarity of DelGrosso’s electric mandolin, but the interplay with Richardson’s full-bodied guitar that meshes so well."
Jim Hynes Elmore Magazine

Debuted at #4 on the Living Blues Radio Chart in February, 2011.

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.

TSOB has been nominated as "Best Tradional Blues Recording for 2010" by BluesBlast magazine!

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.
"And that’s what it all comes down to. Hot, sticky, real deal blues bred in the heart of Houston. Grab a cool drink and have a listen."
Blue Lisa Southwest Blues

FOR ALL THE INFO INCLUDING MUSIC, VIDEO, PHOTOS, BIOS, PERFORMANCE DATES, ETC PLEASE GO TO http://www.mandolinblues.com/TimeSlipsOnBy/

Discography

Time Slips On By, was released by Mandolin Blues in Jan. 2011.

Get Your Nose Out of My Bizness!
Debut recording for Rich DelGrosso, with special guests: Pinetop Perkins, James Harmon and Doug MacLeod