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Intermodal Blues

by Michael Rossetto & i cugini

Intermodal Blues is the debut solo record by Michael Rossetto - midwest banjoist/guitarist. Recorded over a three year span from 2015-2018 and produced by Twin Cities drummer, JT Bates, Intermodal Blues will be released on March 1st 2019 on Shifting Paradigm Records.



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APR 19th The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN TICKETS

APR 20th CSPS w/ David Huckfelt Cedar Rapids, IA TICKETS

MAY 16th Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom Milwaukee, WI TICKETS

JUN 14th Blue Ox Festival w/ David Huckfelt Eau Claire, WI TICKETS

AUG 3rd Seed Savers Exchange Benefit Decorah, IA TICKETS

AUG 10th Square Lake Film & Music Festival Stillwater, MN TICKETS

OCT 5th Art Lit Lab Madison, WI TICKETS

OCT 18th Driftless Books Viroqua, WI TICKETS




Midwestern times…

As the son of Italian immigrants living in the midwest, it is surprising that a banjo found its way into the hands of Michael Rossetto. As a self taught banjoist and guitarist, Rossetto moved from Wisconsin to the Twin Cities in ‘97 and began writing and recording instrumental music with his quartet, Spaghetti Western String Co. After four records, two MN Music Awards (2005, 2006) and a handful of silent film score performances, the group disbanded in 2010. Their music can be heard in the documentary Winnebago Man.

He spent the last several years working as a sideman for The Pines, David Huckfelt, Pieta Brown, Frankie Lee, Erik Koskinen and Buffalo Gospel.

In 2015 he began recording what would become Intermodal Blues, a collection of instrumental music that is a homage to the global music well that Rossetto draws inspiration from. Intermodal Blues was produced by Twin Cities drummer/percussionist, JT Bates along with Chris Bates (bass) and Jim Anton (doshpuluur). The collection of songs are heavily influenced by Rossetto’s travels to his parents’ villages in Italy, the deserts of north western India and the winter back roads in the midwest.