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BIO

 

Daniel De Vita is a guitarist and singer born in Buenos Aires who has been playing in the Argentine Blues scene for years. He has participated in the main Latin American Blues festivals such as the Buenos Aires Winter Festival, the Buenos Aires Blues Festival, llha Blues Festival (Sao Paulo, Brazil), as well as the Mississippi Delta Blues Festival (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil ), the latter being the most important Blues festival in South America. He is also part of the band "South American Kings of the Blues"

In 2015 he recorded his first solo work. The album is called "Southside Blues" and is a tribute to great masters such as Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Memphis Slim, John Brim and many other Bluesmen. The album has been released in Latin America independently and in Europe by the Catty Town Records label. Daniel is a Blues fan and a recording engineer who used the same methods that the Chess Record Company did during the 50s to recreate a true sound. In addition, "Southside Blues" received great reviews from publications such as Blues Junction.com, Blues Blast Magazine, The Alternate Roots, and many more praising Daniel De Vita for his debut album.     

Daniel toured for the first time Europe between the months of April and July 2017, performing 31 shows. He played in cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Toulouse, Rennes, Nantes, Milan, Vienna and Prague among other places. Also during the tour he had the privilege of playing for 3 days at the "Blues Baltica 2017" festival. Apart from that, he was also invited to the second edition of the "Festival de Blues de Valencia". Another participation in European Blues festivals took place in Belgium where Daniel gave a show at the "Gaverland Blues Festival". The reception of the shows was more than encouraging, both in the full band format and also in the concerts where the repertoire was played only with his guitar and singing.

In November 2017 his second album was released by the label ¨Blue Crawfish¨, the record is called "Third World Guitars" and it is a collaborative work with guitarists Netto Rockfeller (Brazil) and José Carrasco (Chile). The CD takes the initiative to unify the 3 most important Blues scenes in Latin America through the recording of an album that brings together traditional Blues classics, Soul of the 70s and without any stylistic prejudice swinging versions of songs by The Clash and even venturing into musical genres such as Ska. With "Third Word Guitars" he did a release tour of the project that took him through Chile, Brazil and Argentina.

The year 2018 has been one of a lot of work for Daniel, he has completed his second European tour playing at festivals such as "Blackstairs Blues Festival Enniscorthy" and "The Blues and Roots Festival" (both in the Republic of Ireland); "Hamburg Blues Nights" and the "Freiburg International Blues Festival" (Germany). He also gave 38 shows in Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain and Catalonia. Also in November 2018, his third album "Live at Blues Baltica" came to light. His third production is a live album recorded during 2017 at the "Blues Baltica" festival in Eutin, Germany. It reflects the energy and complete delivery that Daniel is committed to giving in each presentation.

Touring for the first time in eastern Europe in May 2019 was a life changing experience for Daniel De Vita. He got to play over 15 shows in festivals and venues in countries such as Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Ukraine.  

Vocals, Guitar / Daniel De Vita
Hammond, Piano / Nicolàs Raffetta
Bass / Mariano D´Andrea
Drums / Gabriel Cabiaglia
Harp / Nicolàs Smoljan

 

 
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Press & updates

And as if that were not enough, this young man who recreates the past with a lot of future ahead, stands as the custodian of tradition without engaging in a sectarian and obsolete discourse. More you can not ask ... well, yes: to release another album soon.
— https://malbecblues.blogspot.com/2015/11/custodio-de-la-tradicion.html
Like the name of this brand new album implies, De Vita serves up some serious sidesfrom the Southside of Chicago. The 27 year old guitarist and vocalist from Buenos Aires and his band, which features harmonica ace Nicolas Smoljan, take a trip through some vintage sounds. Tunes written by John Brim, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Sunnyland Slim, Willie Dixon and others are taken out for a spin. The band strives for and achieves a vintage, warm sound throughout this 15 song visit to the world of early electric post war Chicago blues.
— http://bluesjunctionproductions.com/recommended_listening_-_october_2015
With its unique recording style, Daniel De Vita’s Southside Blues is a niche recording, but it is very appealing. Fans of old Chicago blues should be pleased with what they hear on this disc, as besides the aforementioned artists it also includes cuts that were originally done by Muddy Waters and Little Johnny Jones. A big question is, “What is next for Daniel De Vita?” Hopefully the answer is that he is writing some original music to record, as he has the blues running through his blood, and his youth and work ethic can provide a new voice and sound for a timeless music genre.
— http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/daniel-de-vita-southside-blues-album-review/
This is an excellent recreation of the Chicago blues sound and a record that I personally enjoy very much.
— https://www.bmansbluesreport.com/search?q=southside+blues
Soul Bag Magazine (FR) / Review of ¨Southside Blues¨

Soul Bag Magazine (FR) / Review of ¨Southside Blues¨

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Blues is enjoyed all around the world, and every country has its own flavor. One of the spiciest varieties is Latin American blues, showcased by Daniel De Vita, Netto Rockefeller and JM Carrasco on their avant-garde album Third World Guitars. Combining zesty guitar and heavily-accented vocals with the traditional rhythms of the blues, it’s a commendable effort. There are no tunes suitable for salsa lessons or piñata parties, but perfect for a long night at a Tex-Mex bar
— http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/daniel-de-vita-netto-rockefeller-and-jm-carrasco-third-world-guitars-album-review/
An excellent introduction to three, until now, unknown guitarists from South America
— https://www.bluesmagazine.nl/recensie-daniel-de-vita-netto-rockfeller-jm-carrasco-third-world-guitars/
Soul Bag Magazine (FR) / Review of ¨Third World Guitars¨

Soul Bag Magazine (FR) / Review of ¨Third World Guitars¨

The repertoire is great: from intimate and amazing Latin American songs to the most rocky tunes like ¨I only have Love¨ or ¨Should I stay or should I go¨, and ¨You do not love me¨, a dense and devastating Blues in which they tear their guitars up with huge feeling. The album challenges time and space, and assimilates, in a very original way, the concept of a greater homeland.
— https://malbecblues.blogspot.com/2017/12/lanzamientos-de-aca-y-de-un-poco-mas.html
Daniel De Vita is an Argentinian guitarist though this CD was recorded live at the Eutin Blues Festival, Germany, in 2017. Daniel handles guitar and vocals, supported by fellow Argentine Gabriel Cabiaglia on drums, Chilean Freddy Muñoz on bass and German harp player Jens ‘Cleanhead’ Jordan. The disc may well include the entire set, the band being introduced briefly at the beginning and the disc running well over an hour. There are no original tunes here but the covers range quite widely so that the band can be heard on familiar songs like “So Many Roads” (best known from Otis Rush’s peerless version) and Snooky Pryor’s “She Tried To Ruin Me” as well as on several lesser known tunes.
— http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/daniel-de-vita-live-at-blues-baltica-album-review/
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