Anthony Rosano review….March 15, 2017…

ANTHONY ROSANO

AND THE CONQUEROOS

28 DAYS–GIVE ME STRENGTH–YOU DON’T KNOW ME–LONG ISLAND SOUND–WICKED GRIN–REVOLVE–LOVE GOT A HOLD ON ME–SHAKEN IN THE VEINS–BOUND TO YOU–BLACKBIRD–PROUD OF MY SINS

If you’ve ever been down where the black trees grow, then you know that Louisiana has its own unique musical styles and traditions.  Anthony Rosano And The Conqueroos are now a part of that mystique thru the excellent music found on their self-titled third album, set for release on April 11, 2017.  This eleven-cut juggernaut is all-original material, recorded at the legendary NOLA Studios, produced by Mike Zito, and engineered by Grammy-winner David Farrell.

This excellent blues-rock band consists of Anthony Rosano on vocals, guitar, and mandolin,  JB Bustillos on harp, sax, and vocals, Paul Warren on bass, and  Scott Smith on drums, and featuring a spate of fine special guests.  They come out of the gate swingin’ with the opening salvos of the slide-heavy “28 Days,” with guitar from Mike Zito.  Anders Osborne joins in on the fun with his slide driving the tale of misspent youths, their needles and spoons , and “Shakin’ In The Veins.”

Anthony and the fellows take a quiet, reverent look at his youth, growing up on “Long Island Sound,”this one with strong sax from JB, and guest Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone on accordion.  They close the set with our favorite, featuring, Anthony on mandolin and Michael Harvey on fiddle on a fine swig of country-blues, the story of a man who does the best he can by his family and “I ain’t no saint, but I’m damn sure Proud Of My Sins.”

Everybody knows about all the jujus and hoodoos, gris-gris and voodoos that permeate the music of NOLA.  Enjoy a long pull of a mighty fine brew, courtesy of Anthony Rosano And The Conqueroos!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.

 

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