Nicholas Altobelli “Red, White And Blues” – Listen

Nicholas Altobelli has  been through some changes in recent years – a divorce, a return to college for a degree in literature, and now working as an educator.  This didn’t leave much room for music, but four years since his last album he’s returning with a new collection of songs ‘Vertigo‘ which is out at the start of August.  The album sees Altobelli emphasizing the folk and root elements of his music, with ‘Red, White and Blues‘ being a world weary lo-fi call for reconciliation and understanding – but acknowledging that maybe that’s not even possible these days: “I’m thinking maybe that it ain’t supernatural / That someday we could love one another / I know sometimes it doesn’t seem very factual / We just got to find a way to live together with these red, white, and blues”.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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