Peter Novelli :: ST. AMANT SESSIONS

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Peter NovelliSt. Amant Sessions, Peter Novelli’s third CD, was recorded in a small Louisiana town of the same name. With some of his favorite Louisiana/New Orleans musicians, Novelli takes his music even deeper into the swampy, funky roots and blues that he’s known for. There is also a strong bayou feel to this album – he even has featured Cajun accordionist Sammy Naquin and zydeco accordion star Chubby Carrier on a few tracks, and the comparisons that have been made with slide guitar ace Sonny Landreth are not far wide of the mark.

St. Amant Sessions opens with one of 10 Novelli originals, the honky tonk, Cajun, zydeco rocker, “Louisiana Sunrise” that Novelli wrote with a nod to legendary slide guitarist Sonny Landreth… and Sonny himself joined the session. The project took a step into Nashville with Kevin McKendree on keys. Kevin is known for his work with Delbert McClinton and many more. Novelli coproduced St. Amant Sessions with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth, Wayne Toups, Bobby Charles, etc). Multi Grammy winning Tony Daigle of Electric Comoland in LaFayette, Louisiana mixed and mastered the CD.

“His blend of straight-ahead blues, soul, R&B, zydeco and anything else that he might need at any given time is refreshing. This cat is a great storyteller, who writes from personal experience, giving his music that element of truth that bears witness with the heart and soul of the listener and gives his music a real power. This guy does not need high speed, rocket propelled playing, high-tech pyrotechnics or anything else to sell himself.” Bill Wilson/Reflections In Blue




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