Hailing from Rome, country blues primitive, The Blues Against Youth is a one-man band by Gianni TBAY. TBAY’s sound, although being deeply rooted in the Outlaw Country and the Delta Blues, has developed over a ten years career, in different directions. All those trails have been hit, throughout countless tours that brought Gianni TBAY to play over 1,000 shows in the whole of Europe and the USA. This relentless live activity allowed him to build a solid fan base, gaining a name in the scene and a reputation as a rambling man, constantly travelling as a modern troubador driven by some kind of spiritual vocation and a daemonic possession.
An accurate (backwards) music research is also a distinct feature in TBAY’s music, as he’s constantly pulling into his sound patterns and styles from a forgotten past, paying tribute to his heroes as well as complementing his original compositions. The discovery of John Fahey, American Primitive Guitar and Doc Watson was the definitive point of no return for Gianni TBAY, who has developed a severe addiction to finger-picking style and the mindfulness that the call of the road is just too loud to not be heard.
"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" NO DEPRESSION
Slide guitar blues from ex-Bermondsey Joyriders frontman Gary Lammin.