Contino is an eclectic roots music band from Las Vegas, Nevada. The talent and synergy of the five highly accomplished musicians create an awesome sound and show experience. With their unique mixture of influences and instrumentation they have crafted a lively and distinctive mixture of blues, Americana, rockabilly, and zydeco.
The quintet's unique mixture of roots music style has earned rave reviews a nd an ever-growing fan base in both North America and Europe. With the release of their new Blind Pig CD, Back Porch Dogma, the acclaim and fan base are sure to grow. Contino was formed in 2009 with a mission of writing songs that are "outside the box, yet authentic." All the band members were involving in writing the nine original compositions on Back Porch Dogma.
To see Contino is often like watching a train rolling at high speed down a mountain. It's frenetic, exhilarating, and you might often wonder if it's about to run off the tracks - but it never does. The band's interaction with each other is almost instinctive; trading solos between each of the members, the band looks and sounds fluid, as if every song has taken on its own meaning. The only giveaway is when you catch them laughing and grinning. These guys have almost as much fun playing as the audience does watching and listening. This thing really does move and shake along the tracks - like a smooth locomotive.