The Groovers - The emotion of a dreamer
A picture is something that seizes an instant. A specific moment
where you can cut off a feeling for the future. A picture is a place
where you can completely hold an emotion. The Groovers are something
like a picture. They're that place. Every song is the emption of
a moment. An emotion that condenses within itself all the force
it generates at its beginning. They're essential. Nothing is too
much. Not a note. Not a word. Nothing is secondary. Everything is
moulded on a feeling, on an emotion, on a moment opened up in time.
It's the world of the Groovers. A world made of different musical
traditions, but that somehow are similar. Traditions coming from
the American county - from Springsteen to Morphine, passing through
Replacements, Long Ryders, Mark Lanegan and Hoodoo Gurus - up to
the provincial Italian reality. A reality made of workers clutched
at faraway dreams, of hate and love for the little things of everyday.
It's a sharp but indestructible power that holds up every song of
the Groovers. It's not only words. It's not only music. But words
and music together: that's their strength. The story of the Groovers
is a long walk on a tortuous and complicated road. A road that took
us to a place, walking with songs for the dreamers that live their
own moments, their own emotions, their own feelings. That's the
place where the Groovers took us after these ten years: the strength
and the bravery of living a feeling.
by Matteo Gianola
from Texas: Eddie Russell talks......
Thanks to my DJ friend in Italy, Massimo Ferro.........I recently
discovered the entertaining & inventive music of The Groovers, also
from Italy. Thru-out the tracks of the two cds I listenned to "
September Rain " & " That's All Folks " .......I heard delightfull
hot licks and heart heavy emotion. Combine this with a good time
feel in the right spots......and the crafty songwriting of Michele
Anelli. Call it roots rock, or Alt-Country......The Groovers hold
their on.....& their future look bright in my opinion ".
Eddie Russell Country Eastern / Outlaw For Peace Radio
clip: Sad Town