Stefano “Slidin’ Wolf” Ronchi is an Italian blues guitar player and singer living in Berlin. His way of composing and arranging is grounded in old black folklore music from the 20’s and 30’s, from Delta Blues and Piedmont Blues, through old Spirituals, stomp and “swamp” sounds.
Passionate about slide guitar, he looks at the tradition with his personal, modern and respectful attitude. He is constantly touring around the World, playing in blues clubs, Festival, and blues dance events as solo artist or collaborating with other great musicians, as Tony Coleman, The Baseballs, Dan Nash, Marcos Coll, Marko Jovanovic, Micha Maass, The Ragtime Millionaires, Jessie Gordon, The Roaring Rag Beastie, and many more.
During the last 3 years he has been touring non-stop all around Europe and other countries: Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Latvia, France, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Israel, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, England, Sweden, Switzerland.
He has toured in Europe with Tony Coleman, who has been drummer for many blues legends as Albert King, Albert Collins, Etta James, Ruth Brown, and for the king of the Blues himself: B.B. King, for almost 30 years.
In 2012 he recorded guitars on the record “Come il suono dei passi sulla neve” by Zibba & Almalibre. The album won the famous award “Targa Tenco” as Album of the Year.
In the first days of 2018 he has recorded a live album in studio with his trio, produced and recorded by RBB Berlin. The record will be out soon. He also started collaborating with the famous German band ” The Baseballs”.
His new album, “IN CLOSE EMBRACE” is out now, available on ITunes and other digital stores, and at every live concerts.