Blues Hall of Fame Member
Bobby Messano is a legendary studio and live guitarist/singer who has released five contemporary Blues CDs, placed songs in major TV and Cable shows on CBS, ABC, VH1, MTV, and CMT, and had songs held by Eric Clapton and others. Over the years, he has played on over 50 Major label and Indie albums and his playing has been heard on everything from the MTV jingle and the MTV Basement Tapes 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 more. Bobby is now living just outside of NYC and commutes to Nashville where he has played guitar for chart topping Country artists Jimmy Wayne, Rodney Atkins and Steve Holy. Bobby has played or co-headlined BAMFEST, Blues At The Beach, The Charlston Blues Festival, Smokin' In Steel, Summerfest (2011,2012),Charlotte Speed Street (2005, 2010) and Blues Brews & BBQ, Blues At The Beach (Va Beach) He played two shows at the monstrous ROCKLAHOMA Festival in Pryor Oklahoma in 2008 and continues to play 100-150 shows a year. In 2003 Bobby released "Holdin' Ground" and his first LIVE CD, "LIVE IN MADISON" was released in 2010. The follow-up CD "that's why i don't sing the blues" was released on July 7,2011 and received airplay on over 250 radio stations Worldwide, garnered incredible press."that's why i don't sing the blues" was on the American Blues Scene's Blues Top 5 Chart for 24 weeks. In 2012, Bobby played 131 shows in 21 states to close to ½ million people. He ended the year with "that's why I don't sing the blues" being named 2012 TOP BLUES/ROCK ALBUM (USA) by Blues Underground Network and on December 22nd 2012,Bobby was inducted into the "BLUES HALL OF FAME". The follow-up CD "Welcome To Deltaville" was released on early July 3,2013 and features 3 X Blues Music Awards winner Deanna Bogart, Ivan Neville and the great Tracy Nelson. In eight weeks at radio WTD is getting airplay on over 230 Blues shows, stations and syndicated shows and almost 50 AAA and AC stations Worldwide. WTD is currently # 24 on the RMR Blues Internet Radio Chart.