Angelo "Leadbelly" Rossi resuscitates Ledbetter's art with great craftmanship and strength. The fact that Rossi hails from Italy should not delude anyone.
The Blues, as all art forms in this day and age, is universal by nature and what truly makes Rossi an accomplished musician, without being a mere replica, is the quality of his inspiration and his respect for tradition.
Playing Leadbelly remains a tough challenge anyway.
Rossi has to face the unavoidable skepticism of the critics, but those who know and understand the Blues will appreciate his value.
This CD demostrates how and why he will ultimately convince his audience