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Gabriel Delta

A guitarist, singer, composer and band leader, Gabriel Delta was seduced by B. B. King's
blues music when he was a young man in Buenos Aires. In 1988, he stood out in the
competitive Argentinian music scene thanks to a painstaking alchemy of sounds merging
elements deriving from the golden era of guitar blues (besides B. B. King, Albert and
Freddie King were two more masters of the instrument for him) with the inventiveness of
be-bop, funky expressionism and rhythm & blues.
Yet, Gabriel has never betrayed his Latin roots, alternating the use of English and his
mother tongue in his songs and incorporating into his repertoire the Memphis and Chicago
music scenes with the pop and folk ones typical of his land.
After successfully experimenting with this formula in Latin America, his approach would
also pay off in a new phase of his career. After moving to Italy in 2003, he became a
European protagonist and citizen with the group Gabriel Delta & The Hurricanes.
In the course of his career spanning two continents and including North America, Gabriel
Delta has shared stages, sessions and festivals with the leading exponents of
contemporary blues music, including B. B. King, James Cotton, Eugene "Hideaway"
Bridges, Taj Mahal, Roy Rogers, Kenny Neal, Larry Mc Cray, Melvin Taylor,the Blues
Brothers Band and Watermelon Slim among many others.
An expert and versatile musician, Gabriel Delta perfectly knows the dynamics of electric
blues, but is at his best in softer and acoustic roots music episodes, as shown in the CD
"Roots" (2005) and “Kusiwan” (2007), recorded in Vercelli and mastered in Buenos Aires.
In the language of the Quechua population native of Argentina, “Kusiwan” is an invitation
to live one's life happily and with determination in any circumstance; a philosophically
bluesy approach which perfectly suits the musician's personality also when he chooses to
express himself beyond the familiar twelve-bar structure.
In his inventive and original songs that have now become blues standards, Gabriel Delta
states he belongs to a shared musical world where globalization is not necessarily
synonymous with conformism. "Only With My Soul" is his personal and heartfelt
declaration of love to blues: the singer acknowledges he was born much further south
than Mississippi, but reveals (and this could be achieved uttering no words) that his
credentials to play as he does reside in his soul.

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