Stefano Barigazzi (ITA)

Laulja ja kitarrimängija Stefano Barigazzi sündis 1996. aastal Reggio Emilias, Itaalias. Kümneaastaselt hakkas ta mängima trumme, mõni aasta hiljem avastas bluusi ja õppis omal käel suupilli mängima. Viieteistkümneaastaselt hakkas Stefano laulma ja kitarri mängima ning moodustas ansambli Poor Boys – bluusiduo (kitarr ja trummid), mis mängis peamiselt Põhja-Mississippi hill country bluusi (Fred Mcdowell, RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough jne). The Poor Boys salvestas ühe ep ja kaks täispikka albumit, mängis paljudel festivalidel ja soojendas artiste nagu Eric Sardinas, Ian Siegal, Eric Gales, Jack Broadbent ja paljud teised.

2018. aastal reisis Stefano New Orleansi, kus avastas klubides mängides ja uute inimestega kohtudes uusi võnkeid ja helisid.

2019. aastal võitis Barigazzi koos ansambliga The Drive Itaalia Blues Challenge’i ja teenis reisi Europen Blues Challenge 2019-le Ponta Delgadas Assooridel.

Hetkel töötab ta oma esimese sooloalbumi kallal.

Stefano Barigazzi muusika on sügavalt juurdunud deltabluusis, kantris ja folgis, segatuna New Orleansi funkiga.

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Singer and Guitar player Stefano Barigazzi was born in 1996 in Reggio Emilia, Italy. He started to play drums when he was ten, fell in love with the blues some years later, and taught himself to play harmonica. At the age of fifteen Stefano started to sing and play guitar, and formeda a band called Poor Boys. It was a blues duo (guitar and drums) playing mostly the North Mississippi hill country blues (Fred Mcdowell, RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, etc.) The Poor Boys recorded 1 ep and 2 albums, played at many festivals and opened for musicians like Eric Sardinas, Ian Siegal, Eric Gales, Jack Broadbent and likes.

In 2018 Stefano traveled to New Orleans, where he discovered new vibes and sounds hanging and playing in the clubs, and meeting new people.

In 2019 Barigazzi won the Italian Blues Challenge with the band called The Drive and earned a trip to the Europen Blues Challenge 2019 in Ponta Delgada, Azores.

At the moment he is working on his first solo album.

Stefano Barigazzi’s music is deeply rooted in the delta blues, country and folk, mixed with the New Orleans funk.