Regina Bonelli
New York - United States

Brooklyn born, New York Blues Hall Of Famer Regina Bonelli is stepping forward to claim her rightful place amongst today's contemporary "Soul-Blues" divas on her new album “Love Letter" released on True Groove Records.

“Love Letter" is a blues meets R&B tsunami of sound from the first single “Don't You Put Your Hands On Me,”(already considered a #metoo anthem), the melancholy "Al Green meets Etta James" groove of "A Little Rain Must Fall,"through the updated and socially relevant stomp of her cover of The Rolling Stones classic "Paint It Black,"as well as her signature "Cold Blooded" blues on the lushly orchestrated, stunning title track.

An electrifying performer (she received a standing ovation at this year's Gloucester Blues Festival, where she premiered the songs from "Love Letter," backed by her A-List band The True Groove All-Stars), Regina has shared the stage with music icons such as Bobby Rush, Paul Simon, Martha Reeves, the Temptations, Blues Traveler, Popa Chubby, and Ronnie Earl, to name but a few.

Always a lover of blues and soul music, Regina was influenced at an early age by Big Momma Thornton, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Howlin’ Wolf and Ann Peebles. She began to write blues tunes inspired by her own life and the world around her.

In regards to her upcoming release “Love Letter," Ms. Bonelli states: "This collection of songs represent empowerment and healing in a world so sorely in need of both. These are tense and trying times we live in today, and I hope that the messages in these songs reach into the souls of the listeners. I truly believe that this is what music can, and should do – especially the Blues"


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Love Letter

Label: True Groove

Genres: Blues

Styles: Soul Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
A Little Rain Must Fall Soul Blues Blues
1 Don't You Put Your Hands on Me - details Soul Blues Blues
2 Nothing I Can't Handle Soul Blues Blues
3 Straighten My Crown Soul Blues Blues
4 Playing in the Dirt Soul Blues Blues
6 The Ladder Soul Blues Blues
7 Talk is Cheap Soul Blues Blues
8 Paint It Black Soul Blues Blues
9 Love Letter Soul Blues Blues

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Open Up the Door

Label: Self-Release

Genres: Blues

Styles: Soul Blues

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Open Up the Door Soul Blues Blues
2 Cybersex Blues Soul Blues Blues
3 Mystical Love Soul Blues Blues
4 Mama Raised a Sweet Thing Soul Blues Blues
5 Daddy I'm a Big Girl Now Soul Blues Blues
6 Single Mother, Single Life Soul Blues Blues
7 I Fell Soul Blues Blues
8 Can You Fill His Shoes Soul Blues Blues
9 Usin' Soul Blues Blues
10 The Very First Day Soul Blues Blues