Rod Piazza

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Rod Piazza
Rod Piazza
Rod Piazza with Honey at the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, 2007
Background info
Birthday/Birthplace (1947-12-18) December 18, 1947
Riverside, California, United States
Genre(s) Blues
Instruments Harmonica, vocals
Active Years 1967–present
Record Labels ABC-Bluesway, Murray Brothers, Black Top, Tone-Cool, Delta Groove
Official Website The Mighty Flyers’ website

Rod Piazza (December 18, 1947, Riverside, California) is an American singer and harmonica player. Until 1980, leader of the band The Mighty Flyers , formed with his wife, pianist Honey Piazza, his music is a mixture of different styles; jump blues, West Coast blues and Chicago blues.

Rod Piazza’s Biography

Piazza grew up in Southern California, where he studied blues recordings and perfected his technique with the harmonica. He originally started playing the guitar, which he learned to play with seven or eight years.

In the mid-60s, Piazza formed his first band, The House of DBS, which later changed its name to The Dirty Blues Band. The band signed a contract with the BluesWay label and released two albums in 1967 and 1968. The group split up in 1968, and Piazza formed Bacon Fat the same year.The idol and mentor of Piazza, George “Harmonica” Smith joined the band , forming a harmonic duo. Bacon Fat released two albums in the following two years. Piazza left the group and was working for other groups until in 1974 he began his solo career.

Rod and Honey Piazza.
Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson

In 1975 he formed his own band, Mighty Flyers, which released his first album in 1980. Piazza began acting and recording under the name of Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers Blues Quartet. Piazza has recorded twenty-four albums from 1967 to 2009, including the DVD of the Big Blues Party concert in 2005 (recorded at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company brewery in Chico, California). In addition, he has collaborated in the recording of twenty-one other albums as a guest artist.

Piazza has performed in both blues clubs and international festivals in countries such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Spain.

More Facts about Rod Piazza

Whole Name Rod Piazza
AKA(s) Rod Piazza, Piazza, Rod
Born/Where Riverside, California, USA
Born December 18, 1947
Astrological sign Sagittarius

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