Saturday 4 June 2016
Real blues is the music of life experience that contains multitudes of feelings and knowledge accrued over decades. Collectively, the trio of world-class musicians that make up Supersonic Blues Machine (SBM) have experienced more than three typical lifetimes.
Fabrizio Grossi (bass/producer/wordsmith) worked his artistry in his birthplace Milan, Italy, before migrating to London, Canada, New York, and currently Los Angeles. Texan Lance Lopez (guitar/vocals) accrued at least one lifetime of experience before he was out of high school while playing bars in Louisiana and Florida. College came in the form of tours with R&B legend Johnny Taylor and blues masters Lucky Peterson and Bobby Blue Bland. Kenny Aronoff (drums) has a resume that spans four decades having worked with roots rock legends, including John Mellencamp, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, and Dr. John.
The guest guitarists hardly need any introduction. Billy Gibbons is best known as guitarist and vocalist of the American rock band ZZ Top. Five-time Grammy Award nominee Robben Ford has collaborated with, among others, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, and George Harrison, and was named one of the ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20 th Century’. And Walter Trout has accumulated numerous honors having played in the bands of John Lee Hooker and Joe Tex, in Canned Heat and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers before forming his own Walter Trout Band.
Last February the Supersonic Blues Machine released their debut album West of Flushing,South of Frisco, mixing all the shades of the blues with their own personal sound.