Jimi Barbiani Band
JIMI BARBIANI BAND is the new project by Jimi, one of the best Blues Rock Slide guitarists in Europe.
Ex-guitar of the W.i.n.d., the JIMI BARBIANI BAND is an alchemy of influences form artist such as Hendrix, Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Beck, Free, Gov’t Mule.
The essence of the explosive Sound of the Band is best expressed in live performances, where the heterogeneity of the show and its involving impact emphasize the personality of each of the four artists, allowing them to go from the long jam to the most passionate Blues Rock, creating a really unique sound-mix.
Jimi, just like the left handed guitar legend, plays from his soul,with a style reminiscent of Muddy Waters and his deep vibrato and a slide expertise that reminds of Duane Allman.
Always with good feelings, Jimi’s mood style blends technical ability and deep instinct.
His music is inspired by the crowd as he plays for all the people who enjoy the spell of classic sounds as well as the raving rock-blues energy.
With his eyes closed, Jimi becomes one with the stage, playing with an absorbing energy that leads the public, the musicians and himself to a sort of collective trance.
Since more than 10 years, Jimi Barbiani played at the most important festivals and clubs in Italy and Europe.
JIMI BARBIANI BAND: "Boogie Down The Road-Live!" (Grooveyard Records) : EVENT 2018
“After hearing Clapton, Hendrix, Beck, Winter, and so on, you’d think there was little left to hear in the blues-rock vein.
Enter Jimi Barbiani, who takes the blues-rock vein and shoots a mellifluous form of dope into it! As evidenced on his previous discs, both his solo material and with the band W.I.N.D., this guy is right up there with the best of them. But Barbiani brings new life to the music, and this is especially soon ‘Boogie Down the Road - Live.’
A tour de force of blues-rock, Barbiani shows what he’s got, and what he’s got is considerable. Aside from his straight playing, he has mastered slide, too, as one can hear on the CD's latter songs. His slide is as developed as that of Derek Trucks, and in some ways he is even more versatile.
If you like blues-rock with guitar chops that can’t be duplicated, check out Barbiani’s new disc — it will transport you to the Delta via Mars, and send you back to earth as a new person! One with a renewed taste for the blues.”
Steven J. Rosen / Author + Journalist (December 2017)