The Bornia Boys debuted at the Monterey Bay Blues Festival in 2010, on the silver, 25th Anniversary, and then returned for the final two years of the festival in 2011 and 2012. The band is a collection of stellar South Bay, CA musicians, unified by their common passion for the original blues legends. The Bornia Boys are Gene Parodi – vocals, Chris Berry – guitar, Chuck Fike – bass, David Parodi – drums, Danny Dinaro – harp, and Steve Carlino – keyboards. There is a chemistry among the Bornia Boys that is rare, genuine and a joy to witness. The band was formed to pay tribute to the early blues music that has influenced so many musicians around the world and helped shape the sound of music today. Their commitment to honoring the blues as an original, American art form, with the elements of honesty, warmth and humor intact, is truly inspiring. Their passion for all genres of blues has helped them to develop a sound that is both rooted in the traditional and uniquely their own.
- Anne Nunn
- Brett & Alicia Nelson