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raw, gritty blues coupled with dirty, primitive rock’n’roll and outsider country
The Blues Against Youth‘s new 10″ album “Good Morning Bad Feeling / Deprecation Road” is out on Beast Records and it was premiered at Binic Folks Blues Festival.
This latest effort includes the hit-single “Good Morning Bad Feeling” and a selection of new and old TBAY’s tunes, plus two covers to pay the tribute to two of his heroes David Allan Coe and Doc Watson...
The country rock primitive one man experiment is back on the road!
” […] At first one might be tempted to simply insert The Blues Against Youth’s sound under “roots rock,” but that doesn’t quite do it justice. Nearly, mind you, but not quite.
With a hollow-bodied electric six-string guitar, kick drum, voice, whistle, hi-hat, and an unusual piece of stomp percussion he calls his “invisible iron snare,” he has developed his sound from a slower, more organic and traditional one to what it is now — raw, gritty blues coupled with dirty, primitive rock’n’roll and outsider country.”
James G. Carlson, one man band examiner
“The Blue Against Youth’s raison d’être is to distil the essence of the past into something once more pure and while the sound might well be dirty, the concept is as pure as the driven snow all the way through these twelve bars.” Bluesbunny.com
Hailing from Rome, Italy, The Blues Against Youth is a one man band project led by Gianni TBAY who performs vocals, guitar, bassdrum, hi-hat and whistles simultaneously. His sound comes directly from the seventies, looks back at the old country tradition of Hank Williams and smirks at the sixties, moving towards some gritty rock’n’roll filled with a punk attitude.
TBAY has been rocking around since 2009, performed nearly 1000 shows in all Europe and part of the USA He released four full-length albums and five 7” up to date. TBAY worked with different record labels, shared the stage with the likes of Water Melon Slim, Bob Log III, Reverend Beatman, C.W. Stoneking among others, building up a solid fan base and gaining attention from the International press.
2017 saw TBAY unleashing two new releases: “Barbed Times” 7″ out on Skronk Records, and the 10″ “Good Morning Bad Feeling/Deprecation Road” out on Beast Records, this last one premiered at the Binic Festival in July 2017. The intense and reckless live activity kept the “country primitive one man experiment” quite busy on the road for the whole 2018, bringing around his main project and also Lost Heydays, a spin-off duo with the banjo / guitar player Joost Dijkema. In the summer of 2018 he took part in Wild Dogs Festival in Hannover and short US incursion playing Chicago, Nashville and
In between the tours, TBAY managed to enter the studio and record his new LP, due in 2019.
“BECOME THE WHYSKEY” – 7” (Brigadisco, Burning Sound, 2010)
“SPLIT W/ THE RIBEYE BROTHERS” – 7” (Escape From Today, 2011)
“PURE AT HEART BLUES” – LP (Primitive Records, Sonatine Produzioni, 2011)
“YOU SAID I PRAISE THE DEVIL?” EP– 7” (Deer It Yourself, 2012)
“TRAPPED IN THE COUNTRY” LP (Off Label Records, 2013)
“DOTTED WHITE LINE” SPLIT W/ THE CYBORGS – 7” (Bloody Sound Fucktory, 2014)
“APPRENTICE” – LP (Beast Records, 2016)
“BARBED TIMES” – 7” (Skronk Records, 2017)
“GOOD MORNING, BAD FEELING / DEPRECATION ROAD” – 10” (Beast Records, 2017)
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