Blues Matters (UK)

“Here’s one that throws away the blues blinkers”

Buscadero #Maggio 2017

“Blues acustici con bottleneck da paura, svisate elettriche di boogie distorti, accompagnati dal ritmo del sousaphone, condite da testi sospesi tra “dark” e “dirty love” e sonorità da Delta del Mississippi. Disco ipnotico e convincente”.

Il Mucchio Selvaggio

“Seasick Steve strizza l’occhio a John Fahey riconciliandosi con il meglio dei classici, da Robert Johnson a Mississippi John Hurt”. maggio 2017 – Giulia Nuti

Musica Jazz, agosto 2017

“Musica da festa notturna”

Il Blues

“E’ veramente un bel disco, per niente seriale e omologato”
Silvano Brambilla, giugno 2017

Il Popolo del Blues

” E’ proprio nel lato più sciamanico ed arcaico della musica blues, nelle sue reminiscenze africane, che prende forma la poetica di Andrea Laino”
19.04.2017 – Pietro Rubino

Steve Terrell Sound (Santa Fe – USA)

On the mellower side, the album ends with a sweet cover of Mississippi John Hurt’s “Pay Day.”

Zitronehound, August 2017

“On one hand it is certainly this dirty, scrapy vintage sound, on the other the striking song, which sounds rough and whiskey, but also always lets a subtle Italian accent glimmer through. This sounds just extremely cool and I would really like to listen

Soultrain (Germany)

“Laino & Broken Seeds “The Dust I Own” is earthy, filthy, smoky, slanting and enthralling – electrifying – from the crest to the rocking sole – cool” 13.4.2017 Dr Chuck


“Di un’autenticità fetish, da blues in barrique”
14.04.2017 – Pier Andrea Canei

Il Fatto Quotidiano

“una retrospettiva della ‘musica moderna’ capace di guardare al futuro”
14.04.2017 – Andrea Di Gennaro

Rock Time (Germany)

“The composition “The Dust In Own” is a bless for our ears”
4.04.2017 Joachim ‘Joe’ Brookes

Blow UP

#227 Aprile 2017 – “letteralmente magnifico!” – voto 8 – Stefano I. Bianchi


Il meglio del mese per la redazione di Buscadero nella selezione di Gianni Del Salvo, Aprile 2017


Aprile 2017 – “l’eco tonante e sanguigna di un juke-joint nel cuore del Mississippi” – Elio Bussolino

Il Manifesto

29.03.2017 – “Sotto la cenere la passione di New Orleans” – Flavio Massarutto

Alias – Il Manifesto

25.03.2017 – “Un entusiasmante e folgorante esordio sulla lunga distanza” – Gianluca Diana

RoadTracks Magazin – new and suggested album

Wasser-Prawda (Germany)

22.03.2017 – “If you like blues without clichés and with corners and edges, this disc will love!”

Il Sussidiario

20.03.2017 – “qualcosa di emozionante” Paolo Vites

Extra Music Magazine

1.04.2017 – “E’ bello recensire musicisti di questa levatura!” – Tiberio Flammia

Rootstime (Belgium)

31.03.2017 – “A special album!” – Eric Schuurmans

Il Giornale

23.03.2017 – “Laino, che sorpresa” – Antonio Lodetti

5.03.2017 – “‘The Dust I Own’ a particular album”

Rudolf Music (Germany)

16.03.2017 “un album che non lascia indifferenti, capace di rapportarsi all’eredità del blues in maniera rispettosa ma originale” – Giacomo Baroni


Repubblica Bologna

RTV Holland (Radio airplay)

April 5 2017, “Old Tape of Memories” podcast on

RoadTracks Magazin – new and suggested album

May 2017

Zero Hour WMSE Radio Milwaukee – USA

“Pay Day” on air at Milwaukee Zero Hour WMSE, May 2017

Zero Hour WMSE (Radio Milwaukee – USA)

“What Once Was Dead” 17.03.2017

Zero Hour WMSE (Radio Milwaukee – USA)

14.04.2017 “Can’t Wake Myself Up”

Steve Terrell Sound (Santa Fe Radio – USA)

“Fate of a Gambler” – 19.03.2017

Crossroad Café auf radio 98eins (German Radio)

Tuesday March 28 8-10pm

Rock City Night – Radio Città Benevento

4 aprile 2017 – trasmette Donato Zoppo

Songriver by Berrie Koetsier (Netherland Radio)
Friday March 31 “On the Wood”

#10 Best Blues Album of March by Catfish Blues (Flash Radio Torino)

Thursday 30.03 on Flash Radio, Catfish Blues. Stream on!

“Laino & Broken Seeds” is a project born in New York City in 2013 when an Italian guy arrived at his crossroads in a smoky, blues bar on the Upper West Side. He returned to Italy with a notebook full of stories, transformed them into songs with a resonator guitar, then busked them on the streets of Bologna.
Although his first EP (self-released in 2014) had a full band backing him, Laino later condensed the band to a duo: guitar/voice and drums.

Since then, the duo worked toward a roots/blues sound, nourished by a small, vintage amplifier and hand-made instruments, producing a sound that falls between rural blues and alternative rock.
“The Dust I Own” has been released on March 2017 for off label records.

This first full length album shows the ultimate outcome of a two years time spent on writing songs and playing onstage. The special guests enriching the new album include well-known contemporary jazz player Mauro Ottolini on sousaphone, Poor Bob on slide guitar, and Eolisa Atti on backing vocals.

Defined as “an erupting growing talent” Laino played in major italian blues and jazz festivals like Deltablues, Vicenza Jazz and Mojo Shakes Festival.
Inspired by afro-american musical tradition Laino feels his primal influences in the music of John Mississippi Hurt, Muddy Waters and John Fahey. His song are also contaminated by a folksinger attitude moving trough sounds that reminds Tom Waits, Tony Joe White or Grayson Capps.

Laino sings and plays resonator guitar, diddley bow, electric kalimba. Based in Bologna (IT) his band called “Broken Seeds” feature Gaetano Alfonsi on drums and Mauro Ottolini on sousaphone.
“Born on the sidewalks of my town this project is deeply-rooted in the street performance attitude. I sing songs about everyday life, dreams and personal myth. In accordance with my musical roots (Delta blues, primitive american), I choose to compose my pieces on a single open guitar tuning (G-tuning) exploring it in different ways.

This is for me a kind of ‘land’ in which I saw growing mysterious seeds, sometimes they where mistreated by time, burned or broken. But they bears fruit anyway”.