Roots and Blues

  1. Shadow Man
  2. Dyin' By Numbers
  3. Elysian Breakdown
  4. Eyes Talk
  5. Treme 3 Am
  6. (She's My) Voodoo Baby


"...a potent combination of New Orleans street rhythms, swampy backbeats, jazzy infusions, and a most sincere and innovative approach to the blues..." —Blues Revue

Peter Novelli solo/duo

originals and cool/unusual covers


Sep. 27 Sosua DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Carribean Limit Music Festival
Sep. 28 Sosua DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Caribbean Limit Music Festival
Oct. 1 Tropicoco, Cabarete, DOMNINICAN REPUBLIC Benefit - Hogar de Niños Discapacitados Immanuel-Granito de Mostaza



Peter and his rhythm section from New Orleans (Scott Daugherty and Millard Green) finished the 2014 Louisiana Roots & Blues Tour: 32 shows from Maine to Colorado.

After a short return to Dominican Republic where Peter has developed a strong following, he debuts in Norway with a string of shows beginning late August. On this tour is drummer Brian Brignac (who tours and records with Sonny Landreth). Brian is working with Peter on his 3rd CD "St Amant Sessions". Guests on the CD include Chubby Carrier, Sonny Landreth and Kevin McKendree (keys, Delbert McClinton). October 2014 release.

Along with Peter´s permanent drummer Scott Daugherty, Brian Brignac brings his signature Louisiana roots style on drums - check out Brian on the DVD Eric Clapton´s Crossroads Festival 2013 with Sonny Landreth.

GEAR NEWS: Peter Novelli is now officially a REVEREND GUITARS artist - he's used the Manta Ray HB for several tours now and added the PA-1 (Pete Anderson Signature) This follows his DR Strings endorsement, the Novadrive amplifier from Phaez Amps and the upcoming launch of the TribusDrive 3-stage overdrive pedal (Greenchild) which Peter helped develop and test.
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)


Santo Domingo

Clips from TIMEOUT in MAINE

Drink A Little Poison at OUACHITA

Since The Hurricane at BB's ST LOUIS

Lovin' Cup at OUACHITA