Bobby Messano & Broken Toys

with On the Verge

July 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
$10 adv | $15 dos | $20 VIP

Bobby Messano is a legendary guitarist and Contemporary Blues Artist
who has released seven Solo CDs, placed songs in many TV and Cable
shows and played on over 50 Major label and Indie albums. His playing
has been heard on everything from MTV jingles to Benny Mardones’ smash
hit “Into The Night”. The celebrated guitarist has played on records
by Clarence Clemmons, Franke & The Knockouts, Joe Lynn Turner and
STARZ, and produced the 60’s hit act, “THE SHADOWS OF KNIGHT”. Live he
has played guitar and been the music director for Steve Winwood, Lou
Gramm and Country artists Jimmy Wayne, Rodney Atkins and Steve Holy.
Bobby has played or headlined BAMFEST, The Charleston Blues Festival,
Smokin’ In Steel, Summerfest, Charlotte Speed Street, Blues Brews &
BBQ, Blues At The Beach, Bayfront Blues Festival, Deltaville Seafood
Festival, Willow River Blues Fest, Ambassador Blues Fest, Colonial
Beach Blues Festival, and Southern Maryland Blues Festival. The
guitarist’s last five CD’s (“Holdin’ Ground”,” Bobby Messano Live In
Madison”, “that’s why i don’t sing the blues “, “Welcome To
Deltaville” and “Love & Money”) have garnered 32 Grammy 1st Round
ballots in 8 categories and airplay on over 275 Blues shows. “that’s
why i don’t sing the blues” was on the American Blues Scene’s Blues
Top 5 Chart for 24 weeks and was named 2012 TOP BLUES/ROCK ALBUM
(USA) by Blues Underground Network. Between 2012 and 2016, Bobby
played over 400 shows in 32 states to over a ½ million people. On
December 22nd 2012, the artist was inducted into the “BLUES HALL OF
FAME”. His CD’s are heard daily on “Sirius/XM’s B.B. King’s
Bluesville and “LOVE & MONEY” which was released in April 2015 was
nominated for a prestigious Blues Blast Award for “Best Rock-Blues
Album” in August 2015. It debuted on the Billboard Blues Chart at # 7,
peaked at #1 and spent a total of nine weeks in the Top 10. It was
also #7 on the Billboard Heat Seekers Chart and Top 40 on both the
Billboard Rock and Indie Charts. “Love & Money” also ended 2015 at #44
on the Roots Music Report Chart.

Bobby’s newest CD “BAD MOVIE” was released on April 15, 2017. It is a
collection of fifteen incredible songs written with major co-writers
Jon Tiven, Larry Weiss and Steve Kalinich and features the amazing
“Come To Your Senses” written by Queen founder Brian May and Jon Tiven
and the haunting duet “Water Under The Bridge” with Bobby and Alecia
Elliott (2001 AMA Nominee) “BAD MOVIE” offers a unique perspective of
personal traumas and a country in a state of flux and the early
reviews have been outstanding.

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