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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

Apr. 20 Memphis TN Music on the Couch
Jun. 5 Cortland NY The Stone Lounge
Jun. 6 Lodi NY THE EAGLE HOTEL - CD RELEASE

News

Apr. 6 - Novelli releases CD St Amant Sessions

Santo Domingo is the setting for international release of Peter Novelli's 3rd CD: St Amant Sessions, recorded in a small Louisiana town of the same name. The capitol of Dominican Republic, with a population of 5 million, has a growing and vibrant music scene and has become Novelli's second home away from New Orleans.
A New Orleans release follows on April 11 at Louisiana Music Factory in New Orleans, followed by an appearance at French Quarter Festival.
Special guests on the session include Sonny Landreth (slide guitar), Chubby Carrier (triple row accordion) and Sammy Naquin (diatonic accordion).
The core band includes Kevin McKendree, keys (Delbert McClinton, Brian Setzer and more); Chris Senac, bass; Brian Brignac, drums. Elaine Foster on backing vocals (Allen Toussaint, Dr John, Bobby Charles etc).
In May Novelli will begin his 4th Louisiana Roots & Blues Tour covering a dozen states and then return to Europe.
St Amant Sessions was produced by Peter Novelli and Brian Brignac, recorded at Brignac's Sound Shack, and mixed ans mastered by Tony Daigle at Electric Comoland studio in LaFayette, Louisiana.
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)