“FOUR STARS! "DelGrosso confidently matches his plugged-in resonator mandolin to the electric guitar of Richardson on an impressive bunch of original songs that could only come from the marshlands and bayous of Southeast Texas. That old string-band instrument has an air of gracefulness about it. Above-average singers, the two share the ability to convey boundless joy ("She's Sweet") and romantic uncertainty ("Hard to Live With"), supported by a crackerjack rhythm section, the Texas Horns and local guests." ”
Frank-John Hadley , Downbeat
(This review placed Time Slips On By on the Downbeat list of Best CDs of 2011)
"...the solidly rocking string wizard... a breath of fresh air for the blues."
"...his box o’ rocks voice, locomotive riffs, and sparks-a-flyin’ licks doing nothing but right. "
Hittin' The Note, GA
"Rich DelGrosso's performances are high energy affairs. He seems to
channel the blues in a way that few artists can."
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival Guide
a groovemaster on guitar, just as on mando. Its hard to believe
its his "other" instrument. Hes got a hell of
a singing voice, too: a full-throated baritone with the gravel, growl,
and behind-the-beat passion that you only hear in the best blues singing."
co-author of MOANIN AT MIDNIGHT:
The Life and Times of Howlin Wolf
"I love the mandolin flavor that Rich adds when we play together, and
his Blues singing, deep and powerful, should be recognized alongside
his trademark picking."
. . .for many of the tracks on this set, youd be excused for
thinking you were listening to a Johnny Young session, or occasionally
a Yank Rachell or Howard Armstrong number, so accomplished is his
playing. Not only does Rich play mandolin, but on some numbers, those
more r&b compared to blues, he plays a pretty mean guitar (on
one number, Dishes, he plays both!). He also has a decent,
rich baritone voice, quite expressive, occasionally with a humorous
slant, reminding me of the likes of Rick Estrin.
Blues and Rhythm