In the thirty years since he was Roomful of Blues' first trumpet player, Al has written and performed across many musical genres. On Blue Ink, his fourth solo project, Al sticks close to his blues roots. Blues greats Duke Robillard and Jerry Portnoy help form a dream backup band for Al's new songs - acoustic and electric, in classic blues styles from Chicago to Texas to New Orleans.


"An original voice in the Blues! Al Basile has his own take on the classic themes. 'Blue Ink' adds another stone to the wall of Blues tradition."

Jerry Portnoy

"Heeeeeeeeere's Basile!!! On 'Blue Ink,' Al Basile demonstrates his flair for the Blues. His songs, which range from lowdown and dirty, to witty blues ballads, to rockin' modern style Blues and funky down home rhythms, show a unique understanding of the Blues language."

Duke Robillard
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