Marco Pandolfi - No Dog in This Hunt
Marco Pandolfi’s presence on the Italian Blues scene goes back more than twenty years. He has been playing in the most important events on the peninsula, winning the respect of the greatest Blues Musicians in Italy and abroad.
His performances and his recordings have been reviewed by the most authoritative magazines such as: Il Blues, Blues Revue, Soul Bag, Blues Britain Magazine...).
His music is played on radio programs around the world (B.B. King’s Bluesville-XM radio USA, King Biscuit Time-Helena AK, WWOZ New Orleans, WEFT Radio-Champaign, Illinois and more).
Twice at the INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE in Memphis, TN (USA): in 2006 with his band Marco Pandolfi & the Jacknives (representing Roots and Blues Association of Parma) and in 2011 in the category solo/duo (representing MOJO STATION, Roma).
Pandolfi has performed with some of the most famous Bluesmen worldwide, such as Richard Ray Farrell, Paul Oscher, Bob Margolin, Harvey Brooks, Preston Hubbard, Bob Corritore, Willie King, Tom Walbank, David Lee Durham, Paul Cox, King Edward, Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry, Mickey Rogers, among others.
Marco has also played in Europe and the United States in a variety of clubs, such as : The Rhythm Room, Phoenix AZ; Groundzero, Clarksdale MS and BB’s in Saint Louis MO, and has participated in important International Blues Festival: Freedom Creek Blues Festival-Alabama; Rosedale Blues Festival-Mississippi; DeltaBlues, Narcao Blues -Italy; Rapperswil, St. Gallen, Blues To Bop-Switzerland; Darlington Blues Festival-UK...).
In 2008 He was the only European musician invited to the third Delta Groove All Star Blues Revue held at the Groundzero in Clarksdale, Mississippi and the special guest at the 2nd Rocky Mountain Harp Blowdown in Denver, Colorado (the previous year was the turn of Billy Branch and the following was R.J. Mischo).
He was the international guest at the Way Of Blues Revue in Jackson, Mississippi.
On February 2011, after an outstanding world-wide tour as Blues Harmonica solo player, Pandolfi returned to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in the category solo/duo representing Mojo Station (Rome, Italy) surprising the Beale Street IBC goers with a stunning guitar, harmonica and voice repertoire in the purest Spirit of Low-Down Blues.
February 2012; on the CD "Close The Bottle When You're Done" (2012) Marco sings, plays harmonica and guitar.
In may-june 2012 He played Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival (California) with The Mannish Boys sharing the stage with James Cotton, Paul Oscher, Kim Wilson, Bob Corritore, Mud Morganfield, Bob Margolin, Junior Watson, Alex Schultz and more.
He also played Chicago Blues Festival and Bentonia Blues Festival (Mississippi).
In november 2013 He won the italian final for the EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE with His trio - with Federico Patarnello on drums and Lucio Villani on upright bass - representing Italy on april 11&12 2014 in Riga (Latvia).
March 2014: “No Dog In This Hunt”. 11 new tracks (7 originals by Marco Pandolfi) and the guitar of Enrico Crivellaro as special guest on two songs.