Can you smell the aroma of this Valpolicella wine you have in your glass? – said Roberto Rizzini author, songwriter, music therapist, and co-owner of a well-known Veronese osteria to a group of friends – Well, this wine is made by a farmer, alone, at home. He is not a certified oenologist, he has four vineyards and produces only a few bottles, but this is the real Valpolicella. Well, dear friends, I would like to propose to you that we make music together that has the same flavor as the wine we are drinking: traditional, local, seasonal, without artifice. The project will be called Contrada Lorì, because it was born here, in a small district on the banks of the Lorì (a stream in Avesa, just outside Verona). A cook-philosopher double bassist, a doctor cellist, a jurist singer, a mandolin player, an educator accordionist and a jurist guitarist: from this union of lovers of song and wine began an adventure that has crossed all the squares and taverns of Verona and province, a free and genuine artistic project in continuous expansion.
Roberto Nicolino – double bass, voice;
Francesco Scardoni – voice;
Massimo Florio – accordion, voice;
Paolo Marocchio – mandolin, guitar, voice, lyricist, composer;
Andrea Trevisan – guitar, voice;
Federico De Vittor – piano, vibrandoneon, voice, percussion;
Ester Wegher – violin, voice;
Turopero – cello, lyricist, composer.