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A sonic project of Antonio”rigo”Righetti

To let “play” Hemingway and Kerouac while it “speaks” the music of Johnny Cash and Tom Waits, putting together the love for music and the passion for letters, this is the beginning point of “Smiles & Troubles”.
“From when i began to playong i’ve always believed that the real strength of every artistic experience it’s the interior necessity, it doesn’t matter in wich field you operate, you can be a writer, a songwiter, a designer, an architect, a movie director….. it’s all linked with your need to share your personal idea of beauty.
I have had the lucky to play with a lot of great musicians, from Steve Wynn to Willy De Ville to Elliott Murphy, from Robert Gordon to Mick Taylor, from Richie Kotzen to Uli Jon Roth, from Luciano Pavarotti to Luciano Ligabue and many others, in studio and live, in Italy, Europe and United States; if i think to what this has left inside me i can say that is the acceptance of the Mistery of music, his power to make the strings of soul vibe, the love for music in all his mood and way.
To me musical genre it’s an obsolete concept, no genre for Bob Dylan or Marvin Gaye, as there’s no genre for Marcel Proust or Truman Capote or Ernest Hemingway, i don’t want to close myself inside the comfortable edges of a precise genre, all i really want is to let me go in the “mare magnum” of inspiration.
I use to make live reading everytime different ‘cause they are like music, they can’t be the same.
My songs follow the same no-rule, they have their birth in my beloved home-studio ( my “room”, only in a second time i’ve discovered that is the second Leonard Cohen album….) anyway, after the first recording step, i take my songs to my little group and i let my guys be wild on it, in the sense that i let them wear my songs around them, in a process of exchange that it want to reach the cleanest side of the music, no glitters and redundance”.

the E.P. “SONGS FROM A ROOM VOL.1”, four original and one cover of Sittin’ on the Dock of The Bay
“SMILES & TROUBLES” long awaited second album out april 2009 with IRMA RECORDS
“Autoscatto in 4/4” first book written by me with a live cd. From 15th of february 2011
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