Sunday, February 25, 2018

Guitarist/Songwriter Davide Pannozzo new album "Unconditional Love"...modern blues with panache

Internationally renowned blues guitarist Davide Pannozzo's new album, Unconditional Love, was produced by Grammy-winning producers Steve Jordan and Will Lee. Davide, who recently reached the semifinals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, has performed as a headliner in the United States, Italy, Germany, France and the UK, and has been described by critics as one of the most interesting artists in contemporary blues guitar. 

Davide -- whose style is very much his own, even though splashes of Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix can be heard in his music -- is living proof of the existence of the American dream. After releasing an album through Universal, he started working on new music and decided, unsolicited, to send his material to Steve Jordan. Recognizing his talent, Jordan gave him a call and offered to work together on the project. Davide promptly relocated from Italy for New York to begin work on the new album. 

Unconditional Love talks about our times. It’s a modern blues album that overflows with strong storytelling, all underpinned by Davide's belief that each person is valuable and can play a role in making the world a better place. Jordan and Lee helped him forge a powerful, elegant sound that highlights Davide's sophisticated guitar playing, powerful singing, and intricately nuanced songwriting, making the album unique in its genre. The incredible Unconditional Love features the stellar musicianship of Shawn Pelton, Ricky Peterson and Oli Rockberger, and includes eight original songs plus inspired covers of George Harrison's Wah Wah and Billy Cobham's Stratus.

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Marty's review: the multi-talented Davide Pannozzo impresses on a high level with this latest release, showcasing not only his amazing talent as a guitarist but also his accomplished songwriting skills. Featuring 8 originals plus covers of Wah Wah and Stratus, this is one killer of an album and only further demonstrates why this artist deserves the accolades and recognition he receives and deserves.