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Nov 2023

A few months ago I got a call from an old friend Vini Contreas , an American musician singer songwriter who I met over 40 years ago when we were both playing venues, coffee houses across the Ottawa region. Vin was an accomplished singer songwriter from Danverse Mass. near Boston We became friends throughout his time spent in Ottawa, and had not seen or heard from each other over 40 some years. He contacted me and to my surprise had discovered a tape that he had recorded on a portastudio with half a dozen songs I had played . Not sure where it was recorded but the quality of the recording was such that he suggested I release it. He thought it was brilliant and I should call the session "The Lost Tapes". Vini sent me the wave files of the complete session . Two of the songs, Walk On By and Dancing Under The Moon I had forgotten while others I still perform occasionally but overall they display the qualities of a burgeoning songwriter who in those days was developing his craft.The songs rendered on this recording are the original wave audio files, raw unpolished and other than a few edits to eliminate tape pre roll between tracks, are as they were recorded complete with some quiet chatter here and there. Vin basically said "Ok ready... and my performances are a one take with no overdubs or punch ins. As I reflect the songs were written and recorded during the halcyon days All songs are self penned except for Miracle Man written by Canadian singer songwriter the late Bob Carpenter. The photo was taken circa 1980 in a courtyard off York St. in the Byward Market Ottawa. I hope you enjoy the Lost Tapes.  

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released August 13, 2023 

Words and music Victor Nesrallah except The Miracle Man written by Bob Carpenter . Session recorded using a Tascam Porta Studio by Vini Contreas.

 

https://victornesrallah.bandcamp.com/album/thelosttapes

Nov 2023

NESRALLAH ARTUSO PROJECT 

VICTOR NESRALLAH - GUITAR VOCALS 

DANNY ARTUSO - GUITAR VOCALS

KURT WALTHER - BASS GUITAR

MATT SOBB - DRUMS 

Apr 2023

International Songwriting Contest Semifinalist 2022(Worried Blues), 2020 (Isolation Blues) , Blues Roots Radio International Song Of The Year Finalist 2020(Isolation Blues) , 2021 Band or Duo Category Nesrallah Artuso (Love My Girl), 2022 Male Solo Category (The Train Don't Stop Here No More) 

The Nesrallah Artuso Project will be headlining  RBC Bluesfest  Ottawa Lebretoin Flats  July 8th 2023  SiriusXM Stage 6:00pm 

Victor has returned from two months in Central America highlighted with shows in Costa Rica  and Nicaragua .

Work has resumed on the third album with collaborator Danny Artuso , scheduled for release early summer. 

 

Check out Victor's social media links on the home page for info on shows and pics !!

 

 

Dec 2022

Alberta Tour in October was success with shows in Edmonton at the Blue Chair   Red Deer @Velvet Olive  and Last Chance Saloon  Wayne Alberta.  Big shout out to Trish and TNT Productions for puttin g it all together. Looking forward to more shows in the spring of 2023.  

Victor is currently back in the studio with Dan Artuso working on their thrid album release.  Nesrallah Artuso was one of the featured bands that performed at The Big Blues Bash Oct 28 for the Ottawa Blues Society at the Overflow Brewing.

Folk Brothers on Dec4th performed a MPTF Live Stream from Gig Space studios in Ottawa . Special Thanks to Mike Mullin  and Local 180 AFof M Ottawa Gatineau Musicians Association.

 

Sep 2022

Rivers Roads Deserts Storms is now streaming worldwide on all major platforms. Have a listen and connect to all streaming and social media links via  Victor's hearnow,com link provided below 

May 2022

   Victor's latest album is now available on bandcamp.  Rivers Roads Deserts Storms features nine new songs written during the pandemic and recorded at his home project studio freeflying sound. Check out the remastered version  of The Bloody Light  available as a single. The album's lyric content is  compelling and driven with a hard hitting and passionate take  on the challenges of our time  with full blown production and fingerstyle folk n  blues woven into the stories of the many roads and miles travelled in Victor's personal journey.  

 

Buy Download Stream   https://victornesrallah.bandcamp.com/album/rivers-roads-deserts-storms

May 2022

Victor's  collaborative efforts with musical compatriot Danny Artuso is drawing praises  with the announcement of their selection to showcase Saturday June 18/2022 at the prestigious Blues Summit 10 in Toronto Canada  where members of the blues community from Canada , the U.S. and Europe gather to honour outstanding Canadian achievement in the Blues culminating with the 2022 Maple Blues Awards.   Having recently appeared in front of  a full house at the Atomic Rooster In Ottawa  May 8 showcasing their two abums WearIng The Blues and Blues Comes Easy and forthcoming Album reaese at Irenes in Ottawa the road ahead looks promising for the Nesrallah Artuso Project. 

 

Oct 2021

Victor Nesrallah and Danny Artuso just released their latest collaborative effort Blues Comes Easy , the follow up to the widely acclaimed "Wearing The Blues" 

Fans and lovers of the timeless tradition of the  Blues "can check out their latest offering  available on bandcamp for purchase download or streaming

 Buy the album , download or stream tracks  at https://nesrallahartusoproject.bandcamp.com/album/blues-comes-easy.  

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