Italian songwriter / musician Gianni Tbay aka one-man-blues band The Blues Against Youth has released his new (6th) full-length album, As The Tide Gets High And Low, largely composed and recorded during lockdown by Gianni himself. The new songs are mainly inspired by his countless tours throughout Europe and the US. Other than a few biographical experiences, such as standout track Particle Filter Blues, the LP is a tribute to the blues and to those who never made it to success, while their influence on blues history is undoubtable. You can see this as a traditional blues album, with fascinating but heavy stories that run deep back in time, but it’s also a collection of strong, captivating songs that fits well with today’s challenging times.
Gianni may perform as a one-man band, but he understands the added value of contributions by Joost Dijkema (bass), Meek Hokum (guitar, saw), Margherita Patrignani (awesome backing vocals), Simone Pozzi (drums), and sound engineer Guglielmo Nodari (organ, upright bass), that take the music to an even higher level. As The Tide Gets High And Low is out digitally and on vinyl LP through Escape From Today.