Red Bank, NJ –Bob DelRosso just wants to play the blues. Wherever, whenever. And it helps if it’s around good people, good food, and even better, good music.
Bob and his band, The Bob DelRosso Band, will get the chance to play in the perfect atmosphere with other jazz and blues musicians at the Asbury Park Blues & Brews Festival on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Bradley Park, located at 5th and Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ.
The event is the second of three concert series organized by Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation this summer, and voted “Favorite Music Festival” in the JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards this year. The Asbury Park Blues & Brews Festival will feature performances by talented blues musicians, food, crafters and sponsor exhibits, Lagunitas Craft Beer and Wine Garden, and activities for the entire family. The festival is rain or shine, free to the public, dog friendly and all ages are welcome to attend.
“We’re excited to play this festival, especially with the support of JSJBF,” said Bob. “They are the root of blues in New Jersey and we are privileged to have these gigs and play outdoors with great crowds.”
The Bob DelRosso Band has been together for years, and plays throughout the state of New Jersey at local blues joints, including hosting an open blues jam session on Thursdays at the General Saloon in Old Bridge. And the band is no stranger to playing outdoor concerts. The Bob DelRosso Band has a jam-packed summer full of festivals, including the Blues By the Beach concert series at West End Park in Long Branch, and an Jazz and Blues Summer Concert Series in downtown Freehold.
The band, comprised of Bob on guitar and vocals, Alan Lefton on bass and vocals, Kendall Scott on keyboard and Glenn Johnson on drums, represented the state of New Jersey last year at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN.
“We competed with 250 bands from all over the world,” said Bob. “We were very happy to be a part of it and it was a pleasure to represent the state of New Jersey.”
The Bob DelRosso Band prides itself on melding the old with the new. They work to take the traditional blues sound and mix it with a modern feel. And playing the blues makes them happy; especially in front a crowd like the ones who come to the JSJBF Summer Series of Festivals.
“You just get lost on stage,” said Bob. “I’m not worrying about anything, not the electric bill or the mortgage, nothing. It’s euphoric, you leave everything else behind but the moment you’re in and the spontaneity, and everything just comes together.”
Bob and the band are looking forward to the Asbury Park event and hope that blues and music lovers alike come out to support the festival.
“We love when people support live music, especially blues music, in the tri-state area,” said Bob. “There are some great bands around here and we all pull for each other. It’s a very friendly, brotherly love kind of community.”
For more information on the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival, visit www.jerseyshorefestival.org.
For more information on The Bob DelRosso Band, check out and like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BOBDELROSSOBAND.
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