This is the album that marks the beginning of the Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders story. A project born in Italy in 2009, featuring a talented combo of musicians focusing on Americana Roots genre. Fourteen tracks thats to bring out a colorful range of styles and sounds that characterized the Medicine Shows in the early ‘900: not only blues then, but also old time, country and folk, jug band music, dance music or entertainment, the typical styles of these traveling shows. You go through “alcoholic”stories as Bootlegger’s Blues (from The Mississippi Sheiks) and You drink too much (State Street Swingers) then you go to romantic swinging ballads like Me, Myself & I and Lullaby of the leaves!
The purest blues is represented by a cover of Kokomo Arnold, Busy Bootin’. Echoes of Hawaii and vaudeville are represented respectively by I wanna go back to my little grass shack and Lovesick Blues. Mr. Ambulance man and You may leave (but this will bring you back) are representative of the Jug Band Music sounds and then again the New Orleans jazz (I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate) and country gospel (You must as in at the door). The last track of the album is a tribute to Bessie Smith, Empress of the Blues, with one of her timeless classics, Good old wagon!