Red Wine

Red Wine

Jul 16, 2014 |  0 comments
Date: Jul 16, 2014 Time: 8:00 pm Price: $12 in advance/$15 day of show Type: Bluegrass

RED WINE is one of the premier bluegrass bands in Europe, actively touring since 1978, with a
style that embraces traditional and contemporary bluegrass, country, gospel, and a little swing.
RED WINE has played all over Europe, appearing at some of the major international festivals and
venues in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Holland, Czech Republic and Austria,
sharing the stage with major acts from the USA and Europe and gaining a strong following
everywhere.
Since 1995 RED WINE has also been touring the USA regularly and intensively, appearing
successfully, among the others, at the Bean Blossom Uncle Pen’s Memorial Day Bluegrass
Festival (IN), the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival (Guthrie, OK), the Walnut Valley
Festival in Winfield (KS), the Bluegrass & Chili Festival (Tulsa-Claremore, OK), the Strawberry
Festival (Camp Mather, CA), the Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival (Morehead, KY), the Mohican
Bluegrass Festival (Greer, OH), The Station Inn (Nashville, TN), and at the massive 1995 and
2001 editions of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) “World of Bluegrass”
(Owensboro and Louisville, KY), playing two well-received Showcases and performing at Fan Fest.
During these tours the band has also been featured in several TV and live radio shows, Terry
Herd’s Bluegrass Radio Network in Nashville TN, and Michael Johnathon’s Woodsongs Old Time
Radio Hour in Lexington KY, among the others.
RED WINE has produced a self-titled cassette, an LP titled “Full Taste” (which was promoted on a
nationwide tour with banjo wiz Tony Trischka), a cassette titled “Italian Flavor”, a 20th Anniversary
CD in 1998 “Times & Changes – original Red Wine since 1978”, and the CD “Italian Cats” in 2001.
In 1999 the band also released a video clip of their own rendition of the Dylan’s song “You’re
Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go”.
Mandolin and lead singer Martino Coppo has played and recorded with Tony Trischka & Barbara
Lamb, Gene Parsons, Carlo Aonzo, Freewheelin’, Arizona, Francesco Guccini, Roberto Dalla
Vecchia, Vittorio De Scalzi, La Rosa Tatuata, and performs frequently with Beppe Gambetta (one
of Red Wine’s founding members along with Silvio), the Kathy Chiavola Band, and Paolo Bonfanti.
He also keeps a busy teaching shedule on bluegrass/folk mandolin, giving workshops and private
lessons.
Red Wine founding member Silvio Ferretti (banjo, guitar, dobro, harmony vocals) also played with
Freewheelin’ for a few years. He’s contributed to music mags in Italy and the USA for about 25
years, and in the past 10 years has cultivated one of his lifelong passions working as a luthier. He
also works as a consultant for Saga Musical Instruments, and plays with the Saga bluegrass band
at the major music trade shows around the world.
Harmony singer and guitar player, Luca Bartolini, did an initial stint with Red Wine in the early ’90s,
taking the place left vacant by Beppe Gambetta, then moved on to play New Country with a well
known band called Hocus Pocus before joining Red Wine again in 2002.
Harmony singer and bass player, Stefano Cavallo, has a long personal musical history mostly with
rock bands, including Reunion, with which he recorded a few songs for a Beatles tribute CD in the
historical Abbey Road studios. His love for bluegrass, however, dates back to the early ’80s, when
he played with a band called the Green Cellar Society, which included Martino, Red Wine’s former
bass player Marco Curreri, and, for a brief time, Silvio as well.

visit their website: http://www.redwinemusic.net/index2.html

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