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“WHY WATER A DEAD ROSE” from the Top 10 “BAD MOVIE” CD, Reviewers have said: “With Why Water a Dead Rose he then delivers a beautiful, brooding ballad, which also showcases the sensitive side of his guitar playing and gives us the first real glimpse of Bobby’s battered heart,” “…very poetic and the dark lyrics fit the blues beautifully”,”…the crescendo of Messano’s guitar is heart stopping such is the majesty of it”, and have praised the Jimi Hendrix influence of this true and deeply personal song.
You have arrived at the Official website of Legendary Guitarist Bobby Messano. Here is the place to connect with him and to stay up-to-date on the latest Bobby news. Bobby Messano is a legendary guitarist and Contemporary Blues Songwriter who has released eight Solo CD’s, placed songs in many TV and Cable shows and played on over 50 Major label and Indie albums. His playing has been heard on everything from MTV jingles 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”.
Legendary Guitarist Grammy Nominations
Bobby’s last five CD’s (“Holdin’ Ground”, ” Bobby Messano Live In Madison”, “that’s why i don’t sing the blues“, “Welcome To Deltaville” and “Love & Money”) have garnered 26 Grammy 1st Round ballots in 8 categories and airplay on over 275 Blues shows for this Legendary Guitarist. “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. Between 2012 and 2016 played over 400 shows in 32 states to over a ½ million people.
On December 22nd 2012, the Bobby was inducted into the “BLUES HALL OF FAME”. His CD’s are heard daily on “Sirius/XM’s Legendary Guitarist B.B. King’s Bluesville and “LOVE & MONEY” which was released in April 2015 was nominated for a prestigious Blues Blast Award for “Best Rock-Blues Album” in August 2015. It debuted on the Billboard Blues Chart at # 7, peaked at #1 and spent a total of nine weeks in the Top 10. It was also #7 on the Billboard Heat Seekers Chart and Top 40 on both the Billboard Rock and Indie Charts. “Love & Money” also ended 2015 at #44 on the Roots Music Report Chart
BAD MOVIE on CD Available Now!
Bobby released “BAD MOVIE” the CD on April 15,2017 and the reviews and playlist additions have been hot and heavy. The album has been riding the charts for weeks. It is a collection of fifteen incredible songs written with major co-writers Jon Tiven, Larry Weiss and Steve Kalinich and features the amazing “Come To Your Senses” written by Queen founder Brian May and Jon Tiven and the haunting duet “Water Under The Bridge” with Bobby and Alecia Elliott (2001 AMA Nominee) “BAD MOVIE” offers a unique perspective of personal traumas and a country in a state of flux and the early reviews have been outstanding.
Legendary Guitarist Releases “BAD MOVIE” on 180g Red Vinyl
Get what will surely be a collectors item, Be One of Only 300 who will have the ability to own the Very First Pressing Ever on Vinyl from the Legendary Blues Guitarist Bobby Messano. Reserve your copy now because this will be the only time this release will be available. Bobby has decided to put his solo material on vinyl and “Bad Movie” limited edition seemed the right way to start. This album features a special tracking of songs, will be hand signed and numbered. This album has been Hitting Number One on all the blues charts and now you can get a very special release on 180g Red Vinyl . The Very First Pressing will be limited to 300 copies, numbered and signed and that is it. Future releases will be different.
Reserve Your Copy Now, This is already a Collector’s Item.
Bad Movie Tour Dates and More
BOBBY MESSANO – Bad Movie (Prince Frog Record Company BM1-41517)
Posted by Norman John Darwen on May 24, 2017 at 12:41
Guitarist, singer and bandleader Bobby Messano has many years experience of working with rock artists like Steve Winwood and country artists like Jimmy Wayne and Rodney Atkins. Yet in his own right he is known as a contemporary blues artist, and certainly the first few tracks here point to him as an accomplished blues-rocker, with an influence from the British blues-boomers of the late 60s, and Jimi Hendrix (try ‘Why Water A Dead Rose’ for the latter). The vast majority of this album’s fifteen songs are written by Bobby and Jon Tiven together – and Jon’s name is an assurance of quality in itself these days. Elsewhere Bobby builds on the Mississippi hill country sound (‘Road To Oblivion’) and brings the Bo Diddley beat into the 21st century on ‘If The Phone Ain’t Ringing, It’s Me Not Callin’’. Contemporary country crops up with the beautiful acoustic based duet with Alecia Elliott from Muscle Shoals, an observation on the current political scene, whilst their other collaboration, ‘You Left Me No Choice’, is a reggae flavoured number. ‘The Girl That Got Away’ is moody and thoughtful, ‘We Need A Blessing’ is a pleas for a more equal society, and the set closes out optimistically with the Springsteen-esque rock anthem that is ‘American Spring’. Give it a listen!
Bobby has an equally impressive Live resume
He has played guitar and been the music director for Steve Winwood, Lou Gramm and Country artists Jimmy Wayne, Rodney Atkins and Steve Holy. Bobby has played or headlined such events like BAMFEST, The Charleston Blues Festival, Smokin’ In Steel, Summerfest, Charlotte Speed Street, Blues Brews & BBQ, Blues At The Beach, Bayfront Blues Festival, Deltaville Seafood Festival, Willow River Blues Fest, Ambassador Blues Fest, Colonial Beach Blues Festival, and Southern Maryland Blues Festival, just to name a few!