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”.
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