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Verona – 4

And so the final evening at Roses American Bar, in Cerea run by Joy Fazion. Beautiful bar, great venue, great guy and it was jam packed with people . . . on a Monday night!

Did my set with the Lorenz, Matteo and Giacomo, then handed over to Valter (Consalvi – vocals & guitar and Guido (harmonica). Then a few more tunes with the boys then a few with Lorenz, and Rudi Rotta’s original rhythm section Giorgio (bass) and Lele(drums) – these two are as solid as it gets ! Then finally a last number with True Blues Band before collapsing into bed – -tired but very happy!!!

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Verona – 3

Yes for the first  time- I can say that I played the Arena at Verona – -or to be more precise the Cantine de l’Arena.

Great night – jam-packed with punters … and then a great dinner

Blues, food and wine – – does it get any better?

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Verona – 2

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Verona – 1

So we arrived on Friday had a rehearsal, then went to see band, and got to bed at 2 ish. Probably the earliest we manged all weekend in fact.

Saturday morning Lorenz had arranged for us to play at Music Store Verona where we did a couple of film clips with their gear: played a nice standard US Telecaster . . .

Big thanks to Riccardo De Fanti who did the recording: lovely guy with great ears . . if you see what I mean . ..

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=190285337681973&oid=110795358966106&comments

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=191206284256545&oid=110795358966106&comments

Met some more musicians: Fernando Tovo from Bergamo and Valter Consalvi a great Sicilian guy who sings with Lorenz’ band.

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Rowland Jones and the True Blues Band – minitour in Verona

Just returned from three days  gigging in Verona with my great friend Lorenz Zadro and the True Blues Band- Matteo Vallicella bass and Giacomo Aio Drums. These pictures say it all. Lovely guys great musicians

http://www.flickr.com/photos/matteobissoli/5586770881/in/photostream/

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