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'Gentilo' available now

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A great listen with genre-bending blues.
 -BLUESDOODLES

Ten infectious compositions that move the body and soul.
-BEAR FAMILY RECORDS

A fresh juicy album full of groove and dynamism.
-LA HORA DEL BLUES

A unique and upbeat mix.
-CHICAGO BLUES GUIDE

 

ABOUT

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"For the past twenty years, in his tucked away, world class studio in quiet, rural Pennsylvania, Bobby Gentilo has been making a loud noise." -Sallie Bengston Blue Heart Records

Take a walk through the world famous Cat Head Records in Clarksdale, MS and you will find more than a dozen albums with Bobby Gentilo’s name credited on the jacket.

Gentilo is an award-winning international record producer and musician who has worked and performed with some of Mississippi’s most acclaimed blues artists over the last 15 years. He is also a member of The Cornlickers, the backing band for the late Big Jack Johnson. More recently, The Cornlickers has been knighted official house band for the world famous juke joint, Red’s Lounge, located in the heart of Clarksdale. Its here where Gentilo performed with and learned from Delta icons like Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, T-Model Ford, “Cadillac” John Nolden, Robert Bilbo Walker, R.L. Boyce, and countless others. 

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Born and raised in Washington DC, Gentilo was infected by Go-Go – a blend of funk, soul, and blues music unique to the region. “There were few boundaries. The color of your skin didn’t dictate what music you could or couldn’t play,” he explains, “All that matters is – can you groove?” Go-Go and Mississippi Blues both inspire couples to dance close and sweaty. It’s party music. The unique combination of these two genres became the foundation to Gentilo’s style.

Over the past ten years, Gentilo has also collaborated and performed with Colombian (S.A.) rock and blues artist Carlos Elliot, a kindred spirit similarly drawn to Clarksdale, MS and its music. Since 2013, the two have released 5 albums with multiple songs reaching #1 in Colombia, including "Neighbor Neighbor", created entirely remotely during the pandemic with musicians from around the world. Neighbor Neighbor is a reminder of the common ties that bind us, regardless of race, ethnicity or nationality.

 

Within his own musical journey—and while developing the best in others as a producer—he rejects the fear of failure. While still supporting artists in various supporting musical roles, Gentilo has stepped into the spotlight with his 2022 eponymous debut album, GENTILO.

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SHOWs

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10.1   McCleary's Pub with Carlos Elliot  Marietta, PA 

10.13  Le Pediluve Theatre with Carlos Elliot  Chatenay-malabry, France TICKETS

10.15  Festival Faubourg du Blues  Verdun, France TICKETS

10.18  Hall Blues Club with Carlos Elliot  Pélussin, France

10.19  Le Tremplin with Carlos Elliot  Beaumont, France  TICKETS

10.20  Le VIP with Carlos Elliot  Saint Nazaire, France  TICKETS

10.21  La Partqueterie with Carlos Elliot  Fresselines, France

10.22  Sames Blues Fest with Carlos Elliot  Sames, France

10.27  Acoustic Set with Carlos Elliot  Fribourg, Switzerland

10.28  La Reine Berthe with Carlos Elliot  Payerne, Switzerland

10.29  Taco's Bar with Carlos Elliot  Lausanne, Switzerland

10.30  Gallerie Y'aQ'a with Carlos Elliot  Prévondavaux, Switzerland

11.3  Nidaba Theatre with Carlos Elliot  Milan, Italy

11.4  Bristol Ramet with Carlos Elliot  Challand-Saint-Victor, Italy

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contact

Label
Blue Heart Records
Sallie Bengston

Publicity
Blind Raccoon 

Betsie Brown

North America
Booking/Info
Bobby Gentilo
bobbygentilomusic@gmail.com
 


 

Europe
Booking
Alain Michel
pboxblues26@gmail.com


 

South America
Booking
Carlos Elliot
tribe@carloselliot.com 


 

Switzerland
Booking
Amaëlle O'Brien
amaelle@lebilboquet.ch