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642: Roberto Cassani on folk music and fame

Nov. 14, 2019

Roberto Cassani has had a fascinating path through the music world.  Originally from Milan, Italy, Roberto landed a record deal at a young age but walked away from it and moved to Scotland… without speaking any English!

Over the years, he has developed a strong following as a folk musician, and he moved from guitar to double bass as his primary instrument about 10 years ago.  Since then, he has toured extensively in many different guises, either solo or playing double bass in the world of folk, rockabilly, swing, and more.

In 2018, he started working with Danny Thompson, his bass idol, and we became friends, which led to his latest bass and voice monologue project called ROBERTOGRAFIA.

We talk about Roberto’s path through the music world, what it was like switching to the bass, how he composes, scheduling creativity, and much more.  Enjoy!

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