Roots and Blues

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PETER NOVELLI BAND

"...a potent combination of New Orleans street rhythms, swampy backbeats, jazzy infusions, and a most sincere and innovative approach to the blues..."

Peter Novelli solo/duo

originals and cool/unusual covers

Shows

Aug. 12 Santo Domingo DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Las Terrazas del Mesón de la Cava
Aug. 25 Santo Domingo DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Lulú Live Sessions
Aug. 30 Stavenger NORWAY Piren

News

May. 20 - 3rd Annual LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES TOUR

Following a long string of shows in New Orleans at French Quarter Festival and during Jazz Festival, Novelli returns to tour from Colorado to Maine during June / July.

Novelli makes his debut in Norway with a string of shows beginning late August 2014.

Novelli's 3rd CD, recorded in St. Amant Louisiana, is in production scheduled for October release.

Peter extended his tour in the Dominican Republic after receiving a warm welcome from native Dominicans and Expats alike. He performed at two sold-out shows at the incredible Las Terrazas del Meson de las Cava in Santo Domingo (the capital city of 5 million people). Peter was thrilled to work with Santo Domingo musicians Giuseppe Bonarelli (guitar), Gustavo "Cuquito" More (bass) and Guy Frometa (drums).

In the Studio
Peter is working with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth, Wayne Toups, Bobby Charles etc) in the studio at St. Amant, Louisiana on some new songs. Peter says "I've always loved Brian's drumming and his positive energy. He's got the laid-back Louisiana roots groove combined with explosive rock power, and he understands and appreciates the zydeco/cajun grooves and the Baton Rouge swamp blues that I use in my music... "

GEAR NEWS: Peter Novelli is now officially a REVEREND GUITARS artist - he's used the Manta Ray HB for several tours now and added the PA-1 (Pete Anderson Signature) This follows his DR Strings endorsement, the Novadrive amplifier from Phaez Amps and the upcoming launch of the TribusDrive Overdrive pedal (Greenchild) which Peter helped develop and test.
http://www.reverendguitars.com/artists/ http://www.phaezamp.com/
Older News

Accolades for Novelli's 2nd CD, Louisiana Roots & Blues

...like Sonny Landreth, (Novelli is) an all-round musician that easily fits into the rich musical traditions of Louisiana and is always open to other influences...Peter Novelli is a master of all styles and manages to deliver relaxed and laidback blues combined with the energy of the big city. Like other musicians who landed in New Orleans, he inhaled the magic voodoo atmosphere and it touched him and filtered through his music.

ROOTSTIME (Europe), January 2013 (PDF)

…a rich blend of south Louisiana blues-rock, touches of zydeco, and plenty of Crescent City grooves and sensibility…Fans of Tab Benoit and Sonny Landreth, as well as those interested in the current New Orleans music scene, would do well to check out Peter Novelli’s Louisiana Roots & Blues.

—Melanie Young, Living Blues Magazine, August-September 2012 (PDF)

...a potent combination of New Orleans street rhythms, swampy backbeats, jazzy infusions, and a most sincere and innovative approach to the blues... Novelli’s second CD demonstrates his clear ability to write and perform songs with the most soulful artists anywhere. His blues are sophisticated and creative in a way that so few blues CDs are today. He deserves attention as one of the best storytellers in the blues today.

—Michael Kinsman, Blues Revue #136 Sep-Oct 2012 (PDF)

Novelli’s guitar work recalls Louisiana’s native son Sonny Landreth. ...If you are unable to make it to this year’s Mardi Gras or Jazz-Fest, pay it no mind. This music will transport you there with the intoxicating effect of losing yourself in the French Quarter.

—Gary Weeks, Blues Blast Magazine Nov 2011 (PDF)

He can appropriate the sharp wit of Randy Newman one moment, the tough blues shout of Tab Benoit the next, and the wistful romanticism of Allen Toussaint the moment after that...

—Nick DeRiso, Something Else! Reviews, August 19, 2012

Peter Novelli is a class act, and a first rate guitarist and singer... Louisiana Roots & Blues is packed from front to back with cleverly written, well performed and slickly-produced songs.

—Rex Bartholomew, Blues Blast Magazine Nov 2012 (PDF)

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Santo Domingo

Clips from TIMEOUT in MAINE

Drink A Little Poison at OUACHITA

Since The Hurricane at BB's ST LOUIS

Lovin' Cup at OUACHITA

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

DENVER - blues at LINCOLN'S ROADHOUSE