“Red, White & Blue: Gypsybilly Vol. 4” is a patriotic Americana-themed album paying homage to those who are deserved, seasoned with a petit flavor of France and performed in the signature genre of The Vignatis, all their own, Gypsybilly.
Gypsybilly, created by The Vignatis, is a mélange of Gypsy Jazz, Rockabilly, Country and Jazz, which continues to grow and evolve with each of their albums. They carry on using their distinctive instrumentation of notable electric vintage guitar, acoustic Gypsy guitar, upright slap bass and the unprecedented, electrified clarinet. The overall sound is flavored with the country element of the pedal steel and banjo, as well as the Gypsy sound of the violin.
These ten diverse tracks co-written and produced by The Vignatis, keep in mind their live performances, which have proven to be a pedal-to-the-metal experience. The title track, “Red, White & Blue” is one of the more Americana tracks on the album expressing the light-heartedness, joy, celebration and freedom of the U.S.A., from BBQs, to fireworks, to apple pie. Another strong contender for Americana is the second track, “Silent Heroes”, honoring those who work behind the scenes and “make the world go round” from the mail carrier and bus driver, to farmers and assembly line workers. “We wanted to pay tribute to people in thankless jobs that are so often ignored,” says Tracy Vignati.
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With their summer show schedule and video shoots cancelled due to COVID-19, the Los Angeles-based duo has been utilizing their time wisely writing and recording over 100 songs to add to their catalog, all in a wide variety of styles, for licensing purposes and for others to record but of course, enough Gypsybilly for a Vol. 5 album. “We just got started. Wait till you see what we have in store for you!” says Fabrice Vignati.
“Tracy and Fabrice have something unique on their hands: true, impeccable talent and the ability to carve a niche in a genre that may be entirely their own.” ~ Music Connection