Federico Luiu began developing his deep passion for music at thirteen years of age. His attraction to the guitar was inspired by his father, who is an exceptional guitarist in his own right. His father’s love of blues and country music lead Federico to the legendary music of Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, B.B. King and Albert Collins. The musical stylings of Joe Bonamassa, Matt Schofield and Danny Gatton, helped inform and shape Federico’s guitar pedigree.
Natural talent, combined with endless hours of practice, allowed Federico to progress quickly from intimate home performances to large concert in a number of renown clubs in Sardinia, Italy.
In 2012, Federico moved to Canada. His exceptional guitar-playing immediately was recognized in the Toronto music scene, and soon, Federico was found performing with such great musician as, Jorn Andersen (Alannah Miles), Michael Fonfara (Lou Reed), Al Cross (Big Sugar), Joey Landreth (The Bros. Landreth) and his musical idol Matt Schofield.
In time, Federico helped to form a great blues quartet, Sons of Rhythm. It was there that his songwriting talent came to the forefront. Success of this blues outfit was put on display at many music festivals including the Montreal Jazz festival as well the Porto Ferro Bluesunset Festival in Italy.
By 2019, Federico began pursuing a solo career. This endeavour resulted in the creation of “Walkin’ the Blues”, a seven song album that features his creative songwriting as well as his stellar guitar playing. With guest performers such as Alexis Baro, Anthony Brancati, Joey Landreth, Matt Schofield, Alison Young and others, “Walkin’ the Blues” proves to be an explosive mix of Blues, Rock, Jazz and Country music.
Looking ahead, Federico Luiu is one to watch as he continues to embrace his musical idols and he blazes a new path in the musical landscape.