Bobo Lavorgna


With many projects and passions, Bobo has been a fixture in the culture scene in Connecticut...the Northeast...and beyond for decades...

Bobo was introduced to live music at the age of two at a performance of the Stony Creek Ancient Fife and Drum Corps in Branford, CT and hasn't been the same since. This may explain his love and appreciation of martial music. His Uncle Don brought him and his siblings to a performance of The Nutcracker in New York City when he was four. Not realizing that he was extremely near-sighted until tested in the Second Grade (WHAT chart?!...) the amazing ballet performance was lost on him; however, the incredible musical performance was not lost on him, and it served as a foundation for his love of classical music...expanded greatly by the background music heard while watching the black and white "cat and mouse" cartoons from two feet away on a small television screen early on Saturday mornings. Bobo met Robert Crotty in 1962. Robert showed Bobo the basic cords on his guitar, and a lifelong friendship and musical bond was created.
 "Lavorgna continues performing and recording with Jazz, Folk, Blues, Rock and R&B groups from all over the globe." According to Tim Crotty, I am "the busiest bass player in Connecticut."
 The ability to listen, actively listen, to other artists is the essential component of a successful performance, whether it be a rehearsal, live concert or studio recording. Bobo's diverse musical background and his good fortune to collaborate with so many gifted composers and performers over the years has given him a rich pantry of sounds, rhythms and techniques from which to choose the right spices, sounds and ingredients to complement the delicious layers added on top by those gifted artists who keep choosing Bobo to perform and record with them.
Most recent performances and recordings with Ebin-Rose Trio, The Guy Zinda Band, Frog Hollow Bluegrass, Jake & the Family Jewels, Tommy Cosmo, Mark Naftalin & Friends, Robert Silverman. Performances of note include opening for Howlin' Wolf with the Blake Street Gut Band at The Silver Bullet in Moodus, CT, and opening for Manhattan Transfer with Stormin' Norman & Suzy at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Thanks to David Williams for the opportunity to host "And The Beat Goes On" on Please stay safe, be well, wear a mask and wash your hands!