Bobby Messano is a legendary artist who has released five contemporary Blues CDs, placed songs in major TV and Cable shows and had songs held by Eric Clapton and others. He has played guitar on over 50 Major label and Indie albums and his playing has been heard on everything from the MTV jingle to the Benny Mardones' smash hit "Into The Night" The celebrated guitarist has played on records by Clarence Clemmons, Franke & The Knockouts, Joe Lynn Turner and STARZ, and produced the 60's hit act, "THE SHADOWS OF KNIGHT". Live he has played guitar and been the music director for Steve Winwood, Lou Gramm and chart topping Country artists Jimmy Wayne, Rodney Atkins and Steve Holy. Bobby has played or headlined BAMFEST, Blues At The Beach, The Charleston Blues Festival, Smokin’ In Steel, Summerfest , Charlotte Speed Street & Blues Brews & BBQ, Blues At The Beach, Colonial Beach Blues Festival, Southern Maryland Blues Festival, Willow River Blues Festival, Ambassador’s Blues Festival, Deltaville Seafood Festival and Bay Front Blues Festival. His last four CD’s, “Holdin Ground”,“Bobby Messano Live In Madison” ,“that’s why i don’t sing the blues” and ”Welcome To Deltaville” made it into the Grammy first round balloting 19 times. "that's why i don't sing the blues" was on the American Blues Scene's Blues Top 5 Chart for 24 weeks and was named 2012 TOP BLUES/ROCK ALBUM (USA) by Blues Underground Network and “Welcome To Deltaville” was named #3 In the American Blues Scene BEST of 2013 list for U.S. Blues Rock CD. On December 22nd 2012, Bobby was inducted into the “BLUES HALL OF FAME”.
Welcome To Deltaville
You may or may not have heard of Deltaville, VA; ‘The boating capital of the Chesapeake Bay’. The mere tagline inspires thoughts of peaceful vistas and dreams come true. I bring this up to help illustrate the spirit, and set the mood for you, as you’re immersed in ‘Welcome To Deltaville’. In this sometimes cold, cruel world we live in, there is seldom relief, and certainly no quarter. Allow me, if you will, to offer simple direction to solace and comfort. At a time of need, or just a serendipitous moment, drop ‘Welcome to Deltaville’ into your player and feel your travails and troubles lifted from your shoulders as Bobby Messano and his crew of familiar collaborators and amazing guest characters sweep you up in the magic of the music. It is a promise of beautifully conceived stories masterfully shared from the heart, delivered with consummate perfection. You know in the depths of your soul only passion translated, and woven into a tapestry of magnificence shared, can bring you close to salvation. What is the actual atomic weight of thoughts, beliefs and dreams? Are they real? Can you touch them? I don’t know, and I would hazard a guess that you don’t either. But you can count on the fact they touch you in ways that are prophetic and most definitely life changing. You will find in this CD a restorative salve that will gently massage your spirit and heal the scars of the ‘everyday, everyday’ as only truth, beauty and love can. RELAX….and, Welcome to Deltaville……John “Blueshammer” Hammer
elomean Roots Song and Best Production (Non-Class
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