Release Date: July 16, 2023
Brazilian singer and guitarist Mario Rossi continues his legacy of creative, heavy blues with his third album, Smoke Burst, which shows he was born with the blues in his veins. He discovered his musical passion when, in 2013 and then 2015, he joined the band that accompanied the American bluesman John Primer in Brazil.They toured the Brazilian south, and did a live performance on one of the biggest TV channels in Brazil. Since then, Mario has been writing and recording blues that incorporates the vintage tones and stylistic traditions of classic blues, as well as the rock-edged sounds of his own youth in Brazil. The result has been critical acclaim from blues blogs to metal magazines.
In the USA, Mario Rossi is gaining notability. On a recent tour, he played guitar live at the Red Lion Club in Greenwich Village with David Bennett Cohen (keyboards, Country Joe & The Fish), Arthur Nielson (guitar, Shemekia Copeland), Sonny Hudson (harmonica), and Mike Muller (bass, Albert King, Luther Allison).
This new album of eight original songs is sure to expand his growing fanbase. Smoke Burst captures the best of his rough-edged but fluid guitar work and the
growling intensity of his tight, virtuosic band.
1. Smoke/Burst 5:46
2. Leavin’ for a Walk 3:40
3. It Means Blues (Feat. Lu Vitti) 6:12
4. There’s no Hope for Willie Brown (Feat.
Steve Bell) 3:09
5. Don’t Tell Me What to Do 3:59
6. Jammin’ for Jimi 3:30
7. Expensive Instinct 3:59
8. Cold Lonely Nights 6:44
All songs written by Mario Rossi.
Publishing: Mario Rossi Band
Mario Rossi: Guitars and Vocals
Edê Boy: Keyboards
Marcelo Rocha: Bass
Rafael Cacavallo: Drums
Produced by Mario Rossi and Othon Ribeiro
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Othon Ribeiro
Recorded at Galeão Estúdio, São Paulo
Richard Fermino: Trumpet, Saxophone & Trombone
on “Smoke/Burst,” “Leavin’ for a Walk” and “Cold Lonely Nights.”
Lu Vitti: Lead singer on “It Means Blues.”
Steve Bell: Harmonica on “There’s No Hope For Willie Brown.”
Magally Farias, Je Farias, Lu Vitti & Edê Boy: Gospel choir on “There’s No Hope For Willie Brown.”