18/09/09: PETER GREEN: THE FOUNDER OF FLEETWOOD MAC IN ITALY WITH HIS NEW 'FRIENDS' BAND

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There will be four concerts that the voice/guitar of the historic Fleetwood Mac will be in our country this autumn, together with a five-piece band. The tour will start fromAuditorium Parco della Musica in Rome on 14 November to continue the 17 November at Naima Club in Forlì, on 18 November at the Salumeria della Musica in Milan e 19 November at Jux Tap in La Spezia.    

The militancy of Peter Green within the Fleetwood Macwhich he himself founded in 1967 together with three other former Bluesbrakers and Jeremy Spencer, and whose name he coined, lasted only three years. Time to write some of the best pages of British blues-rock and to prove his talent, but then he began to use LSD on a massive scale, a habit that caused him mental problems that forced him to leave the band. So it was that he began to pursue less demanding projects with other artists and on his own, detoxifying both from drugs and the success that had overwhelmed him. In 1970 he released 'The End Of The Game', an album poised between jazz and psychedelic rock, which was followed by several works all marked by Green's personal style, rendered thanks to his guitar 1959 Gibson Les Paul. In the 1990s he founded the Peter Green Splinter Groupwith whom he recorded nine albums.     Peter Green is still considered to be one of the most influential and talented bluesmen in music history, so much so that he has been appreciated by sacred monsters such as B. B. King.

 

Green on the new tour will perform with the line-up Peter Green & Friendsin which he plays the role of guitarist and singer. The 'Friends' are Mike Dodd on rhythm guitar and second vocals, Geraint Watkins piano and organ, Matt Radford to the bass, Andrew Flude to the battery and Will Parnell on percussion. The set includes old Fleetwood Mac and Peter Green hits, but also a selection of blues covers. These are the four Italian dates:                                     

Saturday          14 November 2009          Rome            Auditorium Parco della Musica (Ingr tbc)
Tuesday         17 November 2009          Forlì              Naima Club  (Ingr
€ 20)   


Wednesday     18 November 2009          Milan           Music Salumeria  (Ingr € 25)


Thursday         19 November 2009          La Spezia     Jux Tap  (Ingr tbc)