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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... one of the best storytellers in the blues today." —Blues Revue

Shows

Oct. 22 Playa Costambar DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Live Blues at The Happy Hippo
Oct. 22 Sosua DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Parada Typica El Choco

News

Jul. 25 - Peter takes a pause to heal...

for booking call 504-478-7345 or email chaletmusic@gmail.com

Peter finally sought long-avoided surgery. His left shoulder was a casualty of many strenuous gigs, and the associated gear hauling etc. He was fortunate to connect with a gifted surgeon-- Dr Servio Peña -- in his second home of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). Dr. Peña has a track record with other musicians and Peter is currently undergoing physical therapy and on target to make a return tour to Europe late August.

Peter spent most of April gigging in his home base of New Orleans, with a set at the French Quarter Festival which drew a record 800,000 people on 23 stages. There were over 200 other artists including many that Peter had worked with either onstage or in studio, such as Buckwheat Zydeco and Sonny Landreth.

Novelli is finishing his 4th CD, recorded in Santo Domingo with some of the top musicians (a collection of guitar fusion instrumentals that include latin percussion elements).

He is also working on a new Blues CD, in Nashville at Dark Horse Studios.

Novelli's 3rd CD "St Amant Sessions," released 16 months ago, has stayed on the Roots Music charts and continues to gain critical acclaim.
Recent reviews for Novelli's 2015 release "St Amant Sessions"

from Rick Allen, Vintage Guitar:
"Novelli’s rhythmically rich tunes have killer licks galore."

from BluesMatters (UK):
"...virtuoso guitarist..."

from C. Michael Bailey (All About JAZZ):
"Novelli possesses a guitar capability that is heads and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. He is playing is facile and intelligent across the sub-genre of his oeuvre. "
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)