Beginning its third year of bringing some of the best regional and even national Blues musicians to Bloomsburg, The Exchange’s Destination Blues Listening Room hosts its first international artist on Wednesday, the 31st of July, when Hubert Dorigatti performs.

A composer of traditional Blues tunes that sound as American as Robert Johnson, Dorigatti hails from the mountains of South Tyrol, Italy’s northernmost province. In 2017, he won recognition as Italy’s best solo Blues musician at the International Blues Challenge, and he represented his home country at the IBC finals in Memphis – proof of his unique musical identity and that the Alps can make just as good a home for the Blues as the Mississippi Delta.

With his virtuoso guitar skills and unmistakable voice, Dorigatti has toured Europe and America, performing solo gigs accompanying himself with a harmonica and a stompbox; he treats his audiences at festivals and small intimate concerts such as the Listening Room to his own original compositions as well as an occasional Blues standard.

As with all Listening Room programs, we ask attendees for a donation at the door, suggested at $5, but we will certainly accept more. We welcome people of all ages, with BYOB permitted.

The Exchange has hosted the Listening Room in its storefront art gallery in Bloomsburg on the last Wednesday of every month since July 2017; musicians who have performed include Mike MiZ, Bobby Kyle, Vanessa Collier, and more than thirty others. For more information about the Listening Room series, visit DestinationBlues.org.

For more information about the Exchange, visit ExchangeArts.org; contact us at 570-317-2596 or [email protected].

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