Blues Legend Bobby Messano has released his new single, “The Bad Guys.” The song is inspired by the ever-changing, “dog-eat-dog” industry, and sticking to your guns about what you believe in. Second chances aren’t always promised; the time to chase your dreams is now. As Messano sings, “So take love and run or never see the sun. Shine on your life again.” To coincide with the release of the single, Bobby announced that his ninth studio album, Lemonade, will be released on June 21st via Fishhead Records. Teaming up with his friends Bob Malone (John Fogarty), Doug Belote (Eric Clapton) and Carl Dufrene, Jr. (North Mississippi Allstars), Messano is thrilled to share the final product with fans. Bobby is a self-described ‘honest writer’ that always aims to write about a wide variety of situations and experiences he has encountered throughout life. Pre-order merchandise for Lemonade is available exclusively at Merchbucket.
Bobby Messano is a legendary guitarist and contemporary blues artist who has released seven solo CDs, placed songs in many TV and cable shows and played on over 50 major label and indie albums. His music has been heard on everything from MTV jingles to Benny Mardones’ smash hit, “Into The Night”. The celebrated guitarist has played on records by Clarence Clemmons, Franke & The Knockouts, Joe Lynn Turner, and STARZ. His CD’s are heard daily on “Sirius/XM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville.” His 2015 album, Love & Money, was nominated for a prestigious Blues Blast Award for “Best Rock-Blues Album” in August 2015. It debuted on the Billboard Blues Chart at #7, peaked at #1, and spent a total of nine weeks in the Top 10. It was also #7 on the Billboard Heat Seekers Chart and Top 40 on both the Billboard Rock and Indie Charts. Love & Money also ended 2015 at #44 on the Roots Music Report Chart.
Bobby’s follow up album, BAD MOVIE was released on April 15, 2017 and debuted at #1 on Sirius/XM BB King’s Bluesville and has been in the Top 20 on SIX Roots Music Reports charts since it’s release. It is a collection of 15 incredible songs written with major co-writers Jon Tiven, Larry Weiss, and Steve Kalinich, and features the amazing “Come To Your Senses” written by Queen founder Brian May and Jon Tiven, and the haunting duet “Water Under The Bridge” with Bobby and Alecia Elliott (2001 AMA Nominee). BAD MOVIE was a unique perspective of personal traumas and a country in a state of flux and the reviews have been outstanding.
For Lemonade, Messano’s ninth studio album, Bobby joined forces with Bob Malone (John Fogarty), Doug Belote (Eric Clapton), and Carl Dufrene, JR (North Mississippi Allstars). The album was inspired by trying to balance personal relations in a complicated, ever-changing industry. Lemonade will be released on June 21st, 2019 via Fishhead Records.