The GROOVERS have strengthened an always fresh and powerful sound that runs through the Roots Rock and Blue Collar ways..
During these years the GROOVERS have played in 500 concerts and they have published four CD records entitled Songs for the Dreamers (1993), Soul Street (1995) September Rain (1997) and That's All Folks!! (2000) and one tape titled "Lost Ballads". They have played with the American songwriters and bands: Joe Henry, Tom Russel, Ben Vaughn, Dirk Hamilton, Tom Ovans, Jimmy La Fave, Ghosthouse and Loose Diamonds. They have been quoted for more times on the important Italian rock magazines "Mucchio Selvaggio", "Buscadero", "Jam" and in the Encyclopedia of the Italian Rock, edited by Arcana.
Musically the GROOVERS get inspiration from the Classic Blue Collar Rock and mix energetic Rock'n'Roll to intense ballads.
The pieces they play in their concerts are mainly GROOVERS' original songs (text and music by Michele Anelli. and arrangements by the band), but also some covers taken from the classic songs of Rock and Rhythm and Blues (Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Mellencam, etc.).
After few year of silence with the head busy in other parallel plans, the GROOVERS returns with "THAT'S ALL FOLKS!!" a special album that carries the group to look for more particular sonority not forgetting their own roots and the old fonts of inspiration. The new songs wear special clothes but they hide ancient feelings in the depth. Anelli have tried to give a more songwritering version to the soul of the Groovers, condensing his narration uses raging and suffered sketches on torn cloth.
It's a disk dedicated to all the people that have lost their life during their work, in many of the 9 new songs a raging but not resigned air is blowing, the fair struggle of the Groovers has already started and at least in the texts the dark shades of the precedent work are more distant. "That's all folks!!" gives us two song of Springsteen, (finally!!!!!!!) "Stolen car" and "Factory," and a new arrangement for "Workin' man" replayed after 7 years from the first version appeared on "Songs for the dreamers". A record that fixes the depth of the furrow left by this person and his culture and by the experience of this group.
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1. Search for luck
2. We still keep doing what we believe in
3. How's gonna be the night
4. Workin' man revisited
5. Factory (B. Springsteen)
6. I'm so sound
7. Holdin' on
8. I wrote a song
9. Not sad
10. I'm waitin' for you
11. Like us
12. Stolen car (B. Springsteen) ghost track