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Destination Blues Listening Room with Hubert Dorigatti
July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5.00
The Exchange excitedly welcomes our first international artist to the Listening Room! Hubert Dorigatti has played the Blues on both sides of the Atlantic, based in northern Italy — and you will find his music speaks to the same parts of your heads and hearts as the best traditional Blues made in America.
No Blues veteran, given his age, Dorigatti has composed a wide range of songs, and he covered vast distances. Born in Bruneck, Italy, in 1975, he certainly has many different stages of life under his belt already. After undertaking various projects of his own such as the band “Bayou Side”, a modern folk duo and the recently launched Bob Dylan Tribute Project together with singer Laura Willeit, Dorigatti has now decided to return to his musical roots where he feels most at home: the Blues.
The style of the traditional Southern States Blues, with musical influences such as Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, and Lightnin’ Hopkins, also reflects the musical tradition to which Dorigatti and his new musical compositions belong: In his own acoustic guitar compositions, Dorigatti pairs virtuoso ragtime picking with Country and Folk influences, without losing his own style. The man with the beard, charm, and husky voice could just as well come from New Orleans. He tours solo with a harp and stompbox and treats his audiences at festivals and small intimate concerts to his own compositions as well as the occasional standard tune. The traditional Blues composer from the mountains of South Tyrol recently won the renowned IBC Blues Challenge as the best Italian Blues musician. This is proof of Dorigatti’s unique musical identity and shows that the mountains can be just as good a home for the Blues as the Mississippi Delta!
We heartily recommend that you check out his Web site and listen to the music linked to there: hubertdorigatti.com/media.php
As part of its mission to bring the arts to all communities throughout our region, The Exchange hosts the Destination Blues Listening Room in its storefront art gallery at 24 East Main Street in Bloomsburg on the last Wednesday of every month, from 7 to 9 p.m., as regional Blues and Americana musicians perform in our intimate space, up close and personal. We feature a range of acts – solo artists and small bands, acoustic and electric – in an atmosphere conducive to enjoying and experiencing the music: just a few dozen concertgoers, the musician(s), and the music.
$5 donation at the door, BYOB permitted.