Genrer:Jazz – fusion, Rock – rootsrock, Rock – rockabilly, Blues – elektrisk, RnB – klassisk/soul
Francesco Greggio was born in Padua in 1982. He is a blues guitarist whose music is significantly enriched by different genres such as rock, funk, fusion and jazz.
At ten he decided to pursue his passion, beginning formal studies at the music conservatory, studying the clarinet. At the same time, he was attracted and inspired by the guitar, for which he instantly felt a great connection. It was the beginning of an intense study of the instrument, which led to his discovery and love of blues.
In 2002, he played with the Blue Devils and Marco Pandolfi. In 2003, he founded the Zydeco Hogs; which produces an original repertoire of cajun, zydeco and blues, typical Louisiana music.
In 2003, he enrolled in the Accademia di Musica Moderna in Modena to study under Manuel Belli; in 2006, he graduated from the Accademia, obtaining his diploma in blues guitar with high marks and finishing two years early.
With the Zydeco Hogs he recorded a promotional CD and he has participated in several Italian blues festivals such as Deltablues (Rovigo, 2007) where he opened for Magic Slim and Charlie Musselwhite, and Rootsway (Parma 2008).
In 2007, he joined the reggae band Arise, which was born from the ashes of Papyrifera Soul. He recorded People, a promotional album with six original pieces. With this band he played in many clubs in the Veneto region and participated in the Rototon Sunsplash European Reggae Festival in Udine, and in the Nomi on the Rock Festival in Rovereto.
In 2009, he debuts his first solo album, Blue Homework (recorded in the studio Nfrs by Ugo Bolzoni, in Rovigo) with the Sucker Punch (Chris Boulet, Giorgio Bradaschia, Gainmatteo Lucchin) which is entirely self-produced, yet not officially distributed.
He is currently a teacher at the AMM National School at Camm in Padua, where he teaches guitar and Musica d'Insieme.