Roberto Luti

Slide, americana, blues guitar

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My signature sound, style and experience on your tracks, records, soundtracks. All my experience from living and playing in New Orleans and around the world are in every not I play. Every sunset, every moon and every laughter and every tear are there. Will discuss so you get what you want for your project or i will suggest ideas and inspirations. I put my whole self and life into every note and i charge them with emotion, bringing you the blues, the soul, rocking you through the night. I will take you to the desert, to the cotton fields, to the swamps, to the bad part of town. But I can also show you the brightest sunshine. I am interested in quality and excellence. You can check my signature sound on Playing For Change, Luke Winslow King, Tres Radio Express Service and my Facebook and Instagram pages. I work with fully professional studios, or in my homestudio using pro tools, and having access to an array of microphones, preamps, effects, amplifiers. I play an old Stratocaster from the 1963, an old National resophonic guitar ( Dobro) from 1931, a Custom Shop Gretsch White Falcon, a custom handmade Telecaster, a very nice vintage Bozo flat top, and many others. I also play several other instruments including percussions, harmonica, bass, and i can write, arrange, produce and record movie soundtracks. I hope to work together and make some powerful music!!!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Roberto Luti

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Playing For Change. World music, inspiring, outstanding. Lots of appreciation from top artists and listeners all over the world. Music that propelled lots of social projects

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: I love analog but mostly work on digital. To me art, in this case music,, should tell and say something, and at some point just suggest and stay ambiguous or out of the way, so the listener can put himself in there, and so the music speaks not just to the listener, but also speaks of the listener. Analog its better in that, it feels the gaps with ambiguous and inspiring usical glue, while digital does it with information. Its like if your lover speaks softly in your hears, you can hear everything, but you don smell her or his scent. Analog translate into music more of the magic

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: Is gonna feel good.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: Falling inside the music, the challenge, the path and the results.

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: Can you do this. Yes

  11. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  12. A: What do you want to feel, where you wanna go

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: Hire me if you want that right tone and feel that hit the spot and takes you there.

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: My 1931 National Resophonic, a pair of AKG 414uls, a solar powered and charged computer with a recording software, a bus powered sound interface, headphones

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: I grew up listening to the blues and rock. Moved to New Orleans at 22, I became one of the most respected and loved slide guitar players, both on acoustic or electric. Being touring and recording for the past 12 years with Playing For Change Band and Luke Winslow King, gaining the respect of the likes of Taj Mahal, Ken Mo, Keith Richard, Manu Chao, Anders Osborne, John Mooney, Richard Julian.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Raw, inspiring, exy, emotional, i will show the bad part of town, the brightest sunset, take you to the desert, to the cotton fields,, to the swamps, or to the beach. It could be an intimate journey inside yourself or an escape on a dusty highway towards the sun

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: Daniel Lanois. His productions resonate in me.

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: Listen and let the music resonate inside you, it will suggest you what to do, what works, what don't. Trust your heart.

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: Americana, blues, movie soundtracks

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Understanding and finding the right thing, great tone and personality.

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: The ultimate slide guitar, inspired sound, tone, melody, riffs, that take somewhere. Energy, emotions, or landscapes, or all of them. The classic feel and tone of the blues, americana, rock guitar you hear in the records that made history.

  31. Q: What's your typical work process?

  32. A: We discuss so I get an idea of what you want, and if necessary I come in bringing ideas and inspiration, understanding what you are looking for and what the song or tracks need.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: Work with a fully professional studio in Livorno, 360 Studio, or in Lari, SAM Studio, running Pro Tools, best outboard and plug ins.

  35. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  36. A: Ry cooder, Buddy Guy, Taj mahal, Anders Osborne, Derek Trucks, Etta James

  37. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  38. A: Deliver perfect and inspiring blues, americana, slide guitar


Terms Of Service

We will discuss the proper quote, number of revisions, time of delivery. I am flexible, i focus on quality and excellence, and I want a satisfied customer.

GenresSounds Like
  • Ry Cooder
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Buddy Guy
Gear Highlights
  • 1963 Stratocaster
  • 1931 National Triolian
  • custom shop Gretsch White Falcon
  • custom shop Telecaster
  • 1970 Bozo Flat top.
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