Fake News Blues Band (Morgan Giosa/Frank Varela/Rudi Weeks/Kade Parkin)
December 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10
Morgan Giosa is a 27 year-old web developer, blues guitarist, photographer, and visual artist from Windsor, Connecticut. Morgan and his brother Alex, a professional drummer, were raised around music and the arts. Early on, Morgan discovered and developed his own passion for blues guitar. A self-described “old soul,” Morgan’s music is rooted in the 1960s’ electric psychedelic blues of artists such as Michael Bloomfield and Jimi Hendrix, as well as in the music of the great electric bluesmen, B.B. King and Albert King. Morgan’s music ultimately comes to him spontaneously from his unique and unconventional intuition, emotions and life experiences. Morgan is on the autism spectrum, and has created an autobiographical documentary, “Outside the Box”, which was featured in the 2019 New Haven International Film Festival, as well as being the bandleader and primary songwriter of the Fake News Blues Band. Their debut CD is available through CDBaby, YouTube Music, Spotify, and all popular streaming and download services.
Frank Varela is a virtuoso jazz guitarist, whose one man band – in which he plays guitar and bass simultaneously – has played throughout New England. In 2012, Frank, with bassist Bob Laramie and drummer Rick Marshall, recorded and released “Grandma’s Revenge,” a CD of original music. Frank has also performed with notable jazz musicians, including Larry Coryell and Lenny White. As lead guitarist, he recently released a CD with the Fake News Blues Band. Frank is also an accomplished visual artist, whose music-themed paintings have been exhibited at The Buttonwood Tree and other venues.