- In the morning: philarmonic bands, as appropriate for the institutional commemorations.
Then, after an excellent meal and a play, in the community hall in Montieri, Southern Tuscany, we witnessed:
2) A live show by Etruschi from Lakota, also starting the crowdfunding campaign for their next album (expected issue date: October).
3) A new gathering of the line-up which we saw wrapping up the International Data Day in Castelnuovo Val di Cecina, plus Tom “Harp” Newton. This mean Etruschi from Lakota (with Tom as a new fifth member and Dario Canal on the washboard), plus Pietro Crivelli from Piloni on guitar and some vocals, and Wolfgang Scheibe from Tatti on bass.
This session had some blues, such as Stormy Monday and other couple of classics, then raising the tempo to more groovy rockin’ hits (such as My babe etc.)
4) For the grand finale with “O Bella Ciao”, the group was further improved with some girls from the Tatty May choir, plus “the Condor” from Lucca on guitar.
Kudos to all those who made this day possible.
The next events for the current week are: Friday, Apr. 28 in Torino with gli Etruschi from Lakota live at the Hiroshima mon Amour) club and Sunday, Apr. 30 in Torniella with the BuioMetria Partecipativa project (at the Il Boscaiolo restaurant). For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roccia and Simone from Etruschi from Lakota warming up for their next gigs in Donoratico (Apr. 24) and Montieri (Apr. 25, more news shortly), with a healthy refresher with superfunk, Big Bill Broonzy, Jesus Christ Superstar…but also less vintage options, such as “Hard Rock Gangsta”.
The Slow Record Shop, is in business in Cecina, Tuscany, since 2013. It opened with new premises in via Garibaldi 14, on Apr. 22, 2017. I also found some specimens I have at home (but we preserve Jesus Christ Superstar on 1972 audio tapes!).
The ball used in the game of “palla a 21” (or “palla eh!” (see some photo coverage of the 2016 tournaments), is made by hand, following the process illustrated by Ilo Ferrandi in this video.
To date we know of four “palla makers”: Massimo Signori “the Boss” from Tirli, Eraldo Panti aka Calimero from Ciciano, Fabio Massellucci aka Fabione from Scalvaia (who had to reduce his production) and, Ilo Ferrandi from Torniella.
Each of them has his own variants, and his research on construction techniques and materials. If you know more palla makers, let us know.
For more information on the game of palla a 21/palla eh!…check out this page.