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

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

Sep. 11 Santo Domingo DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Fiesta Sunset Jazz at Dominican Fiesta Hotel
Nov. 6 Oslo / Stavanger NORWAY
Nov. 17 Stavanger NORWAY Stavanger Bluesklubb

News

Aug. 7 - new CD "St Amant Sessions" continues success / shows and sessions in Dominican Republic

Peter's new CD continues its run on the Charts (Roots Music Report). After an intense USA tour and some gigs in his home bade New Orleans,Novelli returns to his second home in Santo Domingo DR for a series of jazz-blues based shows. Recording sessions are underway in Santo Domingo, too, for a new instrumental CD a fusion of blues, jazz, New Orleans grooves and Caribbean rhythms. Stay tuned!

Also confirmed is a return tour to Norway for November.

From Dan Willging, OFFBEAT Magazine, New Orleans:
Peter Novelli’s third album kicks off with a bang with guest Sonny Landreth’s signature slide guitar on “Louisiana Sunrise.” It’s a riveting road song...
As a guitarist, Novelli never overpowers, but carefully crafts his solos with ample individual expression and varying shades and textures.

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. He peppers St. Amant Sessions with powerful instrumentals. "Boudin" features his precise and slashing guitar playing over a Meters funk motif. Drummer Brian Brignac is afforded space to display his wares among Novelli's sparks. It is jazz by any other name. "Shreveport Stomp" includes elements of the Beatles, Bill Haley and Jerry Reed in Novelli's guitar playing. He hits on his country cylinders. "I-10 Boogie" pulls out all stops as a bar-walking, trash talking, instrumental where Novelli shows what he is made of. It is "pots on...gas on high."
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)