1. Louisiana Sunrise
  2. Boudin
  3. Je Ne Sais Quoi
  4. Spirit Passing By
  5. Bourbon Street Blue
  6. Woman In My Dreams


"...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


Oct. 12 Santo Domingo DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IN STUDIO - recording new project!
Nov. 13 Kongsberg NORWAY Christians Kjeller
Nov. 14 Lillestrom NORWAY Skedsmo Bluesklub



Peter returns to one of his favorite countries, NORWAY, for an intense two week tour. With New Orleans drummer Darryl White and Norway pros Bent Patey (guitar) and Gunnar Engen (bass), Peter will focus on his new CD St Amant Sessions and also cover songs from his debut CD and his second, Louisiana Roots & Blues.

Peter has developed a great following in the Dominican Republic, working with producer Fernando Rodriguez de Mondesert and publicist Pedro Bonilla. So much that he is making it his second home away from New Orleans. He says: "this is a world-class, 500-year old cosmopolitan city of 6,000,000 people, right on the Caribbean Sea, with some superior musicians...many Grammy winners here. Jazz has become popular and even more recently, the blues. It really is paradise!"

In October Peter enters the studio in Santo Domingo with Guy Frometa, drums/producer (Juan Luis Guerra, Mike Stern, etc), Corey Allen, keys (Manhattan Transfer, Chuck Mangione, etc) Pengbian Sang, bass, Edgar Molina, percussion. Recording a group of exciting original instrumentals with funk, jazz, blues and New Orleans roots blended with Dominican rhythms.

recent reviews
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 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)