Italo 'Tal' Naccarato, the traditional roots blues, / country blues performer, composer, teaching artist, and street musician: (Guitar, Banjo, Blues Harp,Vocals) was born in the  in the Apennine mountain range in the South of Italy and raised in NYC.  

    Tal was most recently featured as a Solo Acoustic Performer at the 'MerleFest' Festival in North Carolina, and has deservedly taken his place amongst the very best players of Country Blues worldwide performing his own original brand of Roots & Folk Blues music.

(See  the  'Who is Who' List)      

  His latest project, “Dreamflower Sessions” was recently released in late 2016. naccarato​ 

    Tal was also recently featured as a Solo acoustic performer, opening the 50th Season for Phil Shapiro's 'WVBR' Weekly Radio show ‘Bound for Glory’ at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: a regularly scheduled live audience broadcast, the longest running live radio broadcast of it's kind in North America.     boundforglory

    Tal’s solid songwriting skills, easily identifiable vocal style  quirky 'behind the beat' tempos, signature slide guitar technique and fresh authentic  and unique approach to the genre has cemented his slot in the Roots & Folk Blues world as a superlative, highly original traditional player and composer with a deep love for Roots Blues,  Folk  & Country Blues music.  

    When not playing a Festival , Club or Recording date Tal can sometimes be spotted performing on the streets of NYC, Nashville, New Orleans, the Florida Keys, Amsterdam, Rome, or Paris,  playing traditional roots music and "following the weather" in  the Roots Blues  /  Country Blues, Folk Singer tradition.

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