BOBBY MESSANO

Bobby Messano is a legendary studio and live guitarist/singer who has garnered EIGHT First Round Grammy Nomination, released five contemporary Blues CDs, placed songs in major TV and Cable shows on CBS, ABC, VH1, MTV, and CMT, and had songs held by Eric Clapton and others. Over the years, he has played on over 50 Major label and Indie albums and his playing has been heard on everything from the MTV jingle and the MTV Basement Tapes to 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 more. Bobby is now living just outside of NYC and commutes to Nashville where he has played guitar for chart topping Country artists Jimmy Wayne, Rodney Atkins and Steve Holy. Bobby has co-headlined Blues festivals with The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Chris Duarte, and played the Charlotte Speed Street Festival and Charlotte Blues Brews & BBQ Festival multiple times. He played two shows at the monstrous ROCKLAHOMA Festival in Pryor Oklahoma in 2008 and continues to play 100-150 shows a year. Bobby’s 2003 CD “Holdin’ Ground” garnered a 1st round Grammy nod for Best Contemporary Blues Album and his first LIVE CD, “LIVE IN MADISON” was released in 2010 and also received a 1st Round Grammy Nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album. The follow-up CD “that’s why I don’t sing the blues” was released on July 7,2011 and has already had airplay on over 225 radio stations Worldwide,garnered incredible press and Six 1st Round Grammy ballots in four categories.(Best Blues Album, Album of The Year, Song of The Year  x2 and Record of The Year x2)  “that’s why i don’t sing the blues” is currnetly #1 on the American Blues Scene’s Blues Top 5 Chart and a 1/2 page add in Blues Revue began running in the New Joe Bonamassa issue.

 

 

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