Talking Bout The Blues Podcast

"Talking Bout The Blues" is a podcast series to preserve the essence of the true art form of the Blues, share it's foundation and origins, celebrate and show how the blues Culture influenced music, film and American Culture and highlight everything that’s going on in the Blues community currently.


TBTB Ep 21 Regina Bonelli

Singer, songwriter, musician Regina Bonelli has just released her debut blues/R&B album“Open Up The Door”. The album is full of heartfelt original material channeled from her personal experiences in love, life, and single parenthood and as a native of the urban jungle that is New York City. The record is already receiving airplay and is in heavy rotation on SiriusXM Radio's Bluesville station. It is receiving spins on stations across the U.S., Europe and Australia. Dubbed the "Reigning Queen of NYC Blues" by Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine and a member of the New York Blues Hall of Fame, Regina has delivered a narrative of songs each telling their own individual story. Her intensely soulful vocals, keyboard playing and musical compositions, joined with the expressive guitar chops and production work of renowned bluesman, Michael Hill, take “Open Up The Door” to a place that will surely strike a chord with listeners. The title track “Open Up The Door” is a positive message for moving forward after a broken heart and opening up the door to new possibilities. “Cybersex Blues” is a fitting and humorous commentary on the modern state of finding love and sex via the Internet and receiving some interesting photos from admirers. With its upbeat, bluesy danceable tempo, “Daddy I'm a Big Girl Now” lovingly tells women to be comfortable with the skin you are it big or small. Regina Bonelli and her band including Michael Hill and members of the Blues Mob have been delivering smokin’ performances at various venues. In the summer of 2014 she scored a slot at New Jersey’s largest blues festival, the Essex County/South Mountain International Blues Festival. Ever working to keep the blues alive, for the past year she has run a weekly jam in Brooklyn, NY attracting well-known musicians. She was profiled in a full-page article in Blues Matters magazine. Radio airplay includes: SiriusXM Radio Bluesville station, “Blues On The Marsh” Channel radio in the U.K., WFDU FM in NJ, Bishop FM, the “Juke Joint” on KCOR radio in Kansas City,“Breakfast With the Blues” on Oregon’s KRVM 91.9, 21st Century Blues on Gold Radio in Pennsylvania, Digital Blues, WAER Syracuse, NY, Canada’s CJIM Montreal Rock station, Saint FM, Cairns FM 89.1 out of Queensland, Australia, and on many international stations worldwide.


 2015-07-20  35m