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About Bobby Messano

Bobby Messano is a legendary guitarist, producer and contemporary blues artist who has released nine solo CDs, placed songs in many TV and cable shows and played on over 70 major label and indie albums. His music has been heard on everything from MTV jingles to Benny Mardones’ smash hit, “Into The Night”. The celebrated guitarist has played on records by Clarence Clemmons, Franke & The Knockouts, Joe Lynn Turner, and STARZ. His songs are heard daily on “Sirius/XM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville.” His 2015 album, Love & Money, was nominated for a prestigious Blues Blast Award for “Best Rock-Blues Album” in August 2015. It debuted on the Billboard Blues Chart at #7, peaked at #1, and spent a total of nine weeks in the Top 10. It was also #7 on the Billboard Heat Seekers Chart and Top 40 on both the Billboard Rock and Indie Charts. Love & Money also ended 2015 at #44 on the Roots Music Report Chart.

Bobby’s album, BAD MOVIE was released on April 15, 2017 and debuted at #1 on Sirius/XM BB King’s Bluesville and stayed in the Top 20 on SIX Roots Music Reports charts for months. It is a collection of 15 incredible songs written with major co-writers Jon Tiven, Larry Weiss, and Steve Kalinich, and features the amazing “Come To Your Senses” written by Queen founder Brian May and Jon Tiven, and the haunting duet “Water Under The Bridge” with Bobby and Alecia Elliott (2001 AMA Nominee). BAD MOVIE was a unique perspective of personal traumas and a country in a state of flux and the reviews have been outstanding.

For LEMONADE, Messano’s ninth studio album, Bobby joined forces with Bob Malone (John Fogerty), Doug Belote (Eric Clapton), and the late Carl Dufrene, Jr. (North Mississippi Allstars). The album was inspired by trying to balance personal relations in a complicated, ever-changing industry. Lemonade was released on July 12th, 2019 via Fishhead/WMG Records.

THE SONGS I NEVER SANG (THE COVID SESSIONS) was released on January 29th 2021 on all digital platforms. The Project is a labor of love for Bobby. It is a collection of 11 songs that he has loved in his life but never recorded.

 Bobby’s project, “MUSIC & OTHER SUNDRIES” was released on VINYL on April 15th 2022 and was released to iTunes and Digital stations on August 1st. The singles “BLACKTOP MORNINGS” and “BLESSING IN DISGUISE “ have had airplay on over 150 major Americana and Rock radio stations and the song “WHY YOU LOOKING BACK” is a certified hit on Sirius/XM’s BB King’s Bluesville with heavy rotation daily. The album was again Produced by Geoff Wilbourn and Bobby, the team that created the Billboard Blues #1 CD “LOVE & MONEY” in 2015. It features a stellar cast of acclaimed and award-winning musicians: Kirby Barber-Bass (Award winning Canadian bassist) Brad Clancy- Drums (David Ball, Confederate Railroad) Kinny Landrum-Keys (Robert Palmer, Alain Toussaint, Benny Mardones, Twin Peaks) David Northrup-Drums (Travis Tritt, Boz Scaggs) and on vocals the Famous trio of Tracy Nelson, Diane Davidson and Vickie Carrico.

 The song “ON THE FIRING LINE” from his 1989 Rock album MESSANO was featured in the HULU/DISNEYPLUS hit show, “WELCOME TO CHIPPENDALE’S” in 2023/24On February 3rd 2024 “MUSIC AND OTHER SUNDRIES” won the best Americana Album award at the World Entertainment Awards in Los Angeles, CA.

Bobby has played or headlined:

  • The Charleston Blues Festival,
  • Smokin’ In Steel, Summerfest,
  • Charlotte Speed Street,
  • Blues Brews & BBQ,
  • Blues At The Beach,
  • Bayfront Blues Festival,
  • Deltaville Seafood Festival,
  • Willow River Blues Fest,
  • Ambassador Blues Fest,
  • Colonial Beach Blues Festival, and Southern Maryland Blues Festival.


  • Tagima Guitars US (#1 Guitar maker in SA)
  • Breedlove Guitars
  • Listening Stack In Ear Monitors
  • T-Rex Pedals
  • Gator Cases
  • Cordial Cables GMBH
  • L&M Products Guitar Straps
  • Seymour Duncan (30 Years)
  • Direct Sound Headphones
  • Labella Strings (30 Years)
  • Gig-FX Wah Wah
  • Quilter Labs
  • Heil Microphones
  • InTune Guitar Picks
  • Godin/Seagull Guitars
  • Laney Amplifiers
  • ISP Technologies
  • Morley Pedals
  • Graph Tech Guitar Labs
  • Shubb Capos and Slides
  • Stage Clix Wireless Systems (Holland)