About Me and Playlists

 

 
     
 

 Hi! My name is Luca Vitali (a.k.a. Borderwolf) and I live in Traversetolo, Italy. I love Nutella, shrimps, red wine, rock' n 'roll, the borderlands across Mexico and U.S.A. My favourite album is Ragged Glory (Neil Young & Crazy Horse, of course). I started being a music photographer in 1998. My shots keep up the emotions that I feel in listening live music. With my photos I wish I could let the music be looked at, just as if you were with me right under that particular stage. You can use my photos for your web-site, newspaper, magazine…: please credit Luca Vitali or (and) picturesfromrock-west.it, and send me link to the page where you used it. "Seeing" music is not the same as listening to it, but I guess this is way to relive the time passed in front of the stage (something behind it, together with musicians), and to relive it with you. Please, take my advice, support live music.
 
     
 

 
   
 

 Ciao! Il mio nome è Luca Vitali (ma mi chiamano anche Borderwolf) e vivo a Traversetolo, in Italia. Adoro la Nutella, i gamberetti, i vini rossi, il rock, la zona di confine tra il Messico e gli Stati Uniti. Il mio disco preferito è Ragged Glory di Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Fotografo musica dal vivo dal 1998. Guardando le mie foto puoi avere un'idea delle emozioni che mi danno i concerti che vado a vedere. Puoi usare le mie foto per siti web, giornali, riviste, ma ricordati di mettere il nome (Luca Vitali) o picturesfromrock-west.it e di avvisarmi quando le usi. "Guardare" la musica, è vero, non è come ascoltarla, ma questo è un modo per rivivere per sempre i momenti passati davanti (e spesso anche dietro, con i musicisti) al palco. Ascolta un mio consiglio, supporta la musica dal vivo.
 

Albums currently in heavy rotation in my stereo

Cesare Carugi - crooner freak
Ugo Cattabiani - Malaccetto
Veronica Costa - Veronica Costa
Drive-By Truckers - american band
Gang - calibro 77
Rhiannon Giddens - freedom highway
Jon Dee Graham - Knoxville skyline
L'Edera - rampicante
John Mellencamp featuring Carlene Carter - sad clowns & hillbillies
Willie Nelson - God's problem child
Willie Nile - World War Willie
Old Crow Medicine Show - the best
Sarah Pierce - barbed wire
Fabrizio Poggi and The Amazing Texas Blues Voices
John Prine - for better, or worse
The Smiles Project - allunisono: you are not alone
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives - way out West
various artists - southern family
Peter Wolf - a cure for loneliness
WOX - studio live sessions + live at Taun
Dwight Yoakam - swimmin' pools, movie stars...
Neil Young - peace trail
Neil Young - hitchhiker

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Best (in alphabetical order) of 2016

Cesare Carugi - crooner freak
Holygold - the color white
Sarah Pierce
- barbed wire
Fabrizio Poggi and The Amazing Texas Blues Voices
John Prine
- for better, or worse
various artists - southern family
Lucinda Williams - the ghosts of Highway 20
Peter Wolf - a cure for loneliness
Dwight Yoakam - swimmin' pools, movie stars...
Neil Young - peace trail
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Best (in alphabetical order) of 2015
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Asleep at the Wheel - still the king / celebrating the music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
Brent Best - your dog, Champ
Ryan Bingham - fear and saturday night
Ward Davis
- 15 years in a 10 year town
Gang
- sangue e cenere
Eilen Jewell - sundown over ghost town
Joseph Martone and The Travelling Souls
- glowing in the dark
James McMurtry
- complicated game
Alice Pisano
- something good
Tom Russell
- the Rose of Roscrae (a ballad of the West)
Emmanuelle Sigal - songs from the underground
The Turnpike Troubadours
- The Turnpike Troubadours
Neil Young & Promise of The Real
- the Monsanto years

 

Best (in alphabetical order) of 2014

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - common ground: play and sing the songs of Big Bill Broonzy
Rosanne Cash
- the river & the thread
Mary Cutrufello
- faithless world
Drive-By Truckers
- english oceans
Jerry Lee Lewis
- rock & roll time
John Mellencamp - plain spoken
Mike and The Moonpies - the hard way
Willie Nelson - band of brothers
Paul maD Gang
- #ridingwithme
Fabrizio Poggi & Chicken Mambo
- spaghetti juke joint
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
- Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
Lucinda Williams
- down where the spirit meets the bone
Neil Young
- Storytone
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Best (in alphabetical order) of 2013
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Terry Allen - bottom of the world
James Cotton
- cotton mouth man
Casey Donahew Band
- standoff
The Del-Lords
- Elvis Club
John Fogerty
- wrote a song for everyone
Jamey Johnson
- living for a song: a tribute to Hank Cochran
Kasey Lansdale
- restless
Ashley Monroe
- like a rose
Willie Nile
- american ride
Pistol Annies
- Annie up
Reckless Kelly
- long night moon
Son Volt
- honky tonk
Dale Watson and His Lonestars
- El Rancho Azul

 

Best (in alphabetical order) of 2012

Alabama Shakes - boys and girls
Bobby Bare
- darker than light
Chemako
- Chemako
Ian Hunter & The Rant Band
- when I'm president
Kris Kristofferson
- feeling mortal
Chuck Leavell
- back to the woods
Willie Nelson
- heroes
Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi
- old stories for modern times
Sons Of Bill
- sirens
Tail Dragger & Bob Corritore
- longtime friends in the blues
Hank Williams III - long gone daddy
Neil Young with Crazy Horse
- psychedelic pill
Neil Young with Crazy Horse
- americana
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Best (in alphabetical order) of 2011
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Gregg Allman - low country blues
Ry Cooder - pull up some dust and sit down
Israel Nash Gripka - barn doors and concrete floors
Will Hoge - number seven
Jamey Johnson - the guitar song
Lydia Loveless - indestructible machine
Robyn Ludwick - out of these blues
Gary Nicholson - Texas songbook
Pistol Annies - hell on heels
Tom Russell - Mesabi
Social Distortion - hard times and nursery rhymes
T-Model Ford and Gravelroad - taledragger
Lucinda Williams - blessed

 

Best (in alphabetical order) of 2010

Barnetti Bros. Band - Chupadero!
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
- junky star
The Chieftains / Ry Cooder
- San Patricio
DeSoto Rust
- highway gothic
Alejandro Escovedo
- street songs of love
Fabrizio Frabetti & The Bluesfrog
- uh!
Rich Hopkins and Luminarios
- el otro lado / the other side
Miranda Lambert
- revolution
Old 97's
- the Grand Theatre / volume one
Fabrizio Poggi & Chicken Mambo
- spirit & freedom
Watermelon Slim
- ringers
Neil Young
- le noise
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Best (in alphabetical order) of 2009
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Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women - Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
- roadhouse sun
The Black Crowes
- before the frost... ...until the freeze
Cheap Wine
- spirits
Elisabeth Cutler
- slow release
Lila Downs
- shake away / ojo de culebra
Bob Dylan
- together through life
Ian Hunter
- man overboard
Paolo Nutini
- sunny side up
Graziano Romani
- Zagor, king of Darkwood
Calvin Russell
- dawg eat dawg
various artists
- keep your soul / a tribute to Doug Sahm
various artists
- man of somebody's dreams / a tribute to Chris Gaffney

 

Best (in alphabetical order) of 2008

The Black Crowes - warpaint
Alberto Cantone
- c'era un sogno per cappello
Hayes Carll
- trouble in mind
Deadstring Brothers
- silver mountain
Gold Rust
- sings volume II
Levon Helm
- dirt farmer
Will Hoge
- draw the curtains
Massimiliano Larocca
- la breve estate
Miami & the Groovers
- merry go round
Mudcrutch
- mudcrutch
Fabrizio Poggi & Chicken Mambo
- mercy
Lucinda Williams
- little honey
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Best (in alphabetical order) of 2007
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Ryan Bingham - Mescalito
Cheap Wine
- freak show
Guy Clark
- workbench songs
Blaze Foley and The Beaver Valley Boys
- cold, cold world
Dirk Hamilton
- the ghost of Van Gogh
Ian Hunter
- shrunken heads
Miranda Lambert
- crazy ex-girlfriend
Marmaja
- Puntamaistra
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
- this is somewhere
Porter Wagoner
- wagonmaster
Lucinda Williams
- west
Amy Winehouse
- back to black
Neil Young
- chrome dreams II

 

Best (in alphabetical order) of 2006

James Luther Dickinson - Jungle Jim and the voodoo tiger
Lila Downs
- la cantina / entre copa y copa…
Blaze Foley
- wanted more dead than alive
The Gang
- il seme e la speranza
Manodopera
- op-là
Guido Marzorati & The Blugos
- journey of hope
Kelley McRae
- never be
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
- nothing but the water
Graziano Romani
- Confessions Boulevard
Simona Salis
- chistionada de mei / parla di me
Bruce Springsteen
- we shall overcome / the Seeger sessions
Willard Grant Conspiracy
- let it roll
Neil Young
- living with war
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Best (in alphabetical order) of 2005
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Cindy Bullens - dream # 29
Alberto Cantone
- angeli e ribelli
Lauren Dillon
- the cost of living
Blaze Foley
- oval room
Miranda Lambert
- kerosene
Massimiliano Larocca
- il ritorno delle passioni
Los Super Seven
- heard it on the X
Magnolia Electric Co.
- trials & errors
James McMurtry
- childish things
Calvin Russell
- in spite of it all
Neil Young
- prairie wind

 

Best (in alphabetical order) of 2004

Dave Alvin - Ashgrove
Gary U.S. Bonds
- back in 20
Johnny Cash
- unearthed
Cheap Wine
- moving
Cowboy Junkies
- one soul now
Dr. John
- N'Awlinz: dis dat or d'udda
The Lost Trailers
- welcome to the woods
Macina / Gang
- nel tempo ed oltre, cantando
Nagaila
- vado a piedi al mare
Graham Parker
- your country
Graziano Romani
- painting over rust
Satantango
- Mr. Bore
Joss Stone
- the soul sessions
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Best (in alphabetical order) of 2003
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 Cesare Basile - gran calavera elettrica
Chichimeca
- barbari
Lauren Ellis
- feels like family
Goldrust
- Goldrust
Nathan Hamilton
- all for love and wages
Chris Knight
- the jealous kind
Dayna Kurtz
- postcards from downtown
Fabrizio Poggi
- armonisiana
various artists
- beautiful / a tribute to Gordon Lightfoot
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
- Greendale
Warren Zevon
- the wind

 

Best (in alphabetical order) of 2002

 Cheap Wine - crime stories
Dirty Lucy
- Dirty Lucy
Lila Downs
- border / la linea
Jon Dee Graham
- hooray for the moon
Phil Lee
- you should have know me then
John McVey
- gone to Texas
Luigi Maieron
- si vif
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
- will the circe be unbroken vol. III
Pearl Jam
- riot act
Satantango
- downhill
various artists
- poet: a tribute to Townes Van Zandt
Chuck E. Weiss
- old souls & wolf tickets
Cassandra Wilson
- belly of the sun

 
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Best (in alphabetical order) of 2001
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Claudia Bettinaglio - saving all my love / a tribute to Tom Waits
Cristina Branco
- corpo iluminado
Terry Clarke
- the sound of the moon
Mary Gauthier
- drag queens in limousines
John Hiatt
- crossing muddy waters
Miranda Lambert
- Miranda Lambert
Lhasa
- la llorona
Natalie Merchant
- motherland
Ramsay Midwood
- shoot out at the OK Chinese Restaurant
Graziano Romani
- soul crusader: the songs of Bruce Springsteen
Tom Russell
- borderland
Shaver
- the earth rolls on
sound-track
- all the pretty horses

 

Best (in alphabetical order) of 2000

 Dave Alvin - public domain: songs from the wild land
Jason Boland & The Stragglers
- pearl snaps
Johnny Cash
- American III: solitary man
Mary Coughlan
- sings Billie Holiday
The Gang
- controverso
Jono Manson
- live your love
Willie Nelson
- milk cow blues
Paul Page
- Paul Page
Sarah Pierce
- birdman
Saint Low
- Saint Low
Slobberbone
- everything you thought was right was wrong today
sound-track
- o brother, where art thou?
various artists
- the I-10 chronicles

 
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Best (in alphabetical order) of 1999
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Massimo Bubola - diavoli & farfalle
Bocephus King
- a small good thing
Cheap Wine
- a better place
Malcolm Holcombe
- a hundred lies
Charlie Musselwhite
- continental drifter
Willie Nile
- beautiful wreck of the world
Eliades Ochoa y el Quarteto Patria
- sublime ilusion
Paul Page
- Paul Page
Fabrizio Poggi & Chicken Mambo
- nuther world
Owen Temple
- passing through
various artists
- the return of the grevious angel / a tribute to Gram Parsons
Chuck E. Weiss
- extremely cool
Kelly Willis
- what I deserve

 

Best (in alphabetical order) of 1998

 Dave Alvin - Blackjack David
Massimo Bubola
- mon tresor
Kevin Deal
- lovin' shootin' cryin' dyin'
Ani DiFranco
- little plastic castle
Arthur Dodge & The Horsefeathers
- cadillacs, ponytails & dirty dreams…
Joe Ely
- twistin' in the wind
The Gang
- fuori dal controllo
Chris Knight
- Chris Knight
The Pine Valley Cosmonauts
- salute the majesty of Bob Wills
Jason Reed
- Iowana
Say Zuzu
- bull
Los Super Seven
- Los Super Seven
Lucinda Williams
- car wheels on a gravel road

 
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Best (in alphabetical order) of 1997
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Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
Bob Dylan
- time out of mind
Steve Earle
- el corazon
Ruthie Foster
- full circle
Ruth Gerson
- fools & kings
Jack Ingram
- livin' or dyin'
Robert Earl Keen
- picnic
Ed Pettersen and The High Line Riders
- somewhere out of here
Say Zuzu
- take these turns
Tom Russell
- the long way around
Matthew Ryan
- may day
Son Volt
- straightaways
various artists
- the songs of Jimmie Rodgers

 

Best (in alphabetical order) of 1996

 Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men - interstate city
Massimo Bubola
- amore e guerra
Johnny Cash
- unchained
Phil Cody
- the sons of intemperance offering
Fabrizio De Andrè
- anime salve
Pete Droge & The Sinners
- find a door
Steve Earle
- I feel allright
Joe Ely
- letter to Laredo
Kevin Gordon
- Illinois 5 a.m.
Greg Trooper
- noises in the hallway
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
- broken arrow

 
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Best (in alphabetical order) of 1995
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 Neal Casal - fade away diamond time
Bobby Charles
- wish you where here right now
Steve Earle
- train a comin'
The Gang
- una volta per sempre
The Henrys
- Puerto Angel
John Hiatt
- walk on
Ligabue
- buon compleanno Elvis
Heather Nova
- oyster
Calvin Russell
- dream of the dog
Neil Young
- mirror ball

 

Best (in alphabetical order) of 1994

 The Bottle Rockets - the Brooklyn side
Massimo Bubola
- doppio lungo addio
Johnny Cash
- american recordings
Counting Crows
- august and everything after
Billy Eli & Lost in America
- something's going on
Joni Mitchell
- turbulent indigo
Tom Petty
- wildflowers
John Trudell
- Johnny Damas & me
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
- sleeps with angels
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Best (in alphabetical order) of 1993
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Joe Henry - kindness of the world
John Hiatt
- perfectly good guitar
Jayhawks
- Hollywood Town Hall
Lynyrd Skynyrd
- the last rebel
Maria McKee
- you gotta sin to get saved
Van Morrison
- too long in exile
Willie Nelson
- across the borderline
Carla Olson
- within' an ace

 

Best (in alphabetical order) of 1992

Blue Rodeo - lost together
Black Crowes
- the southern armony and musical companion
Cowboy Junkies
- black eyed man
Cracker
- Cracker
Iris DeMent
- infamous angel
Willy DeVille
- backstreets of desire
Los Lobos
- Kiko
Calvin Russell
- soldier
Sara K
- close than they appear
Russ Tolman
- road movie
The Wallflowers
- the Wallflowers
Kevin Welch @nd The Overtones
- western beat
Lucinda Williams
- sweet old world
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Best (in alphabetical order) of 1991
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Danny Gatton - 88 Elmira St.
Leo Kottke
- great big boy
Will T. Massey
- Will T. Massey
Michael McDermott
- 620 W. Surf
Joni Mitchell
- night ride home
Pearl Jam
- ten
Rocking Chairs
- hate and love revisited

 

Best (in alphabetical order) of 1990

Allman Brothers Band - seven turns
Mary Coughlan
- uncertain pleasures
Cowboy Junkies
- the caution horses
Willy DeVille
- victory mixture
Van Morrison
- enlightenment
David Munyon
- code name: Jumper
Uncle Tupelo
- no depression
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
- ragged glory
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Best (in alphabetical order) of 1989
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Neil Young - freedom