Bobby Messano Dinner Show

Bobby Messano Dinner Show

Sat, November 17, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


This event is all ages

Bobby Messano
Bobby Messano
Bobby Messano is a legendary guitarist and Contemporary Blues Artist who has released seven Solo CDs, placed songs in many TV and Cable shows and played on over 50 Major label and Indie albums. His playing has been heard on everything from MTV jingles 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 Country artists Jimmy Wayne, Rodney Atkins and Steve Holy. Bobby has played or headlined BAMFEST, The Charleston Blues Festival, Smokin’ In Steel, Summerfest, Charlotte Speed Street, Blues Brews & BBQ, Blues At The Beach, Bayfront Blues Festival, Deltaville Seafood Festival, Willow River Blues Fest, Ambassador Blues Fest, Colonial Beach Blues Festival, and Southern Maryland Blues Festival. The guitarist’s last five CD’s ( “Holdin' Ground”,” Bobby Messano Live In Madison”, “that’s why i don’t sing the blues “, “Welcome To Deltaville” and “Love & Money”) have garnered 26 Grammy 1st Round ballots in 8 categories and airplay on over 275 Blues shows. "that's why i don't sing the blues" was on the American Blues Scene's Blues Top 5 Chart for 24 weeks and was named 2012 TOP BLUES/ROCK ALBUM (USA) by Blues Underground Network. Between 2012 and 2016, Bobby played over 400 shows in 32 states to over a ½ million people. On December 22nd 2012, the artist was inducted into the “BLUES HALL OF FAME”. His CD’s are heard daily on “Sirius/XM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville and “LOVE & MONEY” which was released in April 2015 was nominated for a prestigious Blues Blast Award for “Best Rock-Blues Album” in August 2015. It debuted on the Billboard Blues Chart at # 7, peaked at #1 and spent a total of nine weeks in the Top 10. It was also #7 on the Billboard Heat Seekers Chart and Top 40 on both the Billboard Rock and Indie Charts. “Love & Money” also ended 2015 at #44 on the Roots Music Report Chart.

Bobby’s newest CD “BAD MOVIE” was released on April 15,2017 and debuted at #1 on Sirius/XM BB King’s Bluesville and has been in the Top 20 on SIX Roots Music Reports charts since it’s release. It is a collection of fifteen incredible songs written with major co-writers Jon Tiven , Larry Weiss and Steve Kalinich and features the amazing “Come To Your Senses” written by Queen founder Brian May and Jon Tiven and the haunting duet “Water Under The Bridge” with Bobby and Alecia Elliott (2001 AMA Nominee) “BAD MOVIE” offers a unique perspective of personal traumas and a country in a state of flux and the reviews have been outstanding.

• “BAD MOVIE” debuted at #1 on Sirius/XM BB King’s Bluesville’s Rack of Blues and stayed in the Top 15 for 4 months.

• The CD entered the Roots Music Report Charts on 4 Charts in the Top 10 and has remained on the Blues Rock Album Chart in the Top 40 for 11 months.

• “BAD MOVIE” won a Hollywood Music In Media Award for Blues in November of 2017

Steve Jones (Crossroads Blues Society)
For those who missed the show and have never seen Bobby Messano, he is the best guitar player you have never heard of...Undoubtedly the most underrated act I have seen in ages! Bobby is a guitar wizard!
John 'blueshammer' Hammer : (KOWZ)
Bobby's music speaks for itself. What sets great new music apart from very good new music is a familiarity that speaks to the soul. You got that goin' on. I am really diggin' the new CD. Keep rockin' da house my friend!
Richard Flynn (TOWER RECORDS):I gotta tell you - you just made my weekend...Not even sure what to say...easy to say you deserve it but you are one of the hardest working cats out there.... Nice to see good things for good people...

Clair DeLune: (WUSC) Bobby, I reviewed your CD for airplay on Blues Moon Radio - and you will appear on it tonight... I absolutely LOVE the CD, your voice and your style! So glad we got in touch via FB.

Reb Beach (WHITESNAKE) "Bobby has been my mentor since I was 19 years old...and he taught me how to play the blues." His playing has been a great inspiration to me through the years, and I am so happy that he has made such a fantastic record. This one is not to be missed. The record is filled with great songs, and spot on, heartfelt playing from a little known master of the electric blues guitar."
Wow! Love Love Love your record!!!! Bravo Bobby!!

Gabby Parsons:(105.5 TRIPLE M) Bobby Messano plays with passion and flair. He's the real deal. Galoris Brownley
You are one of the greatest guitarists I've seen live. Considering I've seen Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Joe W...alsh, to name just a few. When i heard "Get Up & Dance With The Blues" on "Live In Madison" I actually got up and danced. Felt like I was there!It was such a treat to see you very talented musicians at JM Randall's on Saturday. You, Bobby, Steve and Felipe were outstanding! Listened to "That's Why I Don't Sing the Blues" on my ride home and it is FABULOUS!
Charlie Richards: If I didn't know better, I would say it was Bobby Messano and not Jimmy Vaughn that taught Stevie Ray Vaughn how to play guitar and the blues! Bobby you rock!?

Hal Francis:
Bobby, I had to drop you a note after the concert at the BBC tonight and before I go to bed. I meant every word I said about your show tonight and what I said came straight from my heart. I would love to stay in touch and if possible get a chance to see you perform again. As I said, this was the best concert I have ever attended and I have seen many being 62 years old. Thank you again for such a wonderful evening of music. Hal

Joy Campo-Decker: "I was absolutely stunned at the incredible performance and master musicians I witnessed... Sat. evening. Bobby Messano was genuinely on top of his game! I have been lucky, over 30 years, to witness such legends as the Dead, the Boss, CSNY, BB King, Ramones, Phoebe Snow, Creedence, ZZ top, and many more- but ...I have to honestly say, Bobby Messano and his band were right up there with other legendary musicians that bring music to its purest and best levels ever! I was honored to have witnessed this..."
Venue Information:
4919 Walleye Dr SE
Iowa City, IA, 52240