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April 21, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM
"The family that plays together, plays together" could be the motto for Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers. This modern-traditionalist blues institution from Riverside is founded on the considerable talents of singer-bandleader-harmonica man Rod Piazza, and his piano-playing wife, Honey Piazza--along with bassist Bill Stuve, who has been in the band so long he might as well be kin. The Piazzas write the songs, which are serviceable-to-good takes on a variety of blues and R&B forms.
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April 21, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM
"The family that plays together, plays together" could be the motto for Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers. This modern-traditionalist blues institution from Riverside is founded on the considerable talents of singer-bandleader-harmonica man Rod Piazza, and his piano-playing wife, Honey Piazza--along with bassist Bill Stuve, who has been in the band so long he might as well be kin. The Piazzas write the songs, which are serviceable-to-good takes on a variety of blues and R&B forms.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 1997 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's strange to think that blues harpist Rod Piazza has been playing professionally for more than 30 years, mostly on the road. His youthful face and potent energy level belie his 50 years, and his band, the Mighty Flyers, just gets tighter and hotter with each album.
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July 26, 1997 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's strange to think that blues harpist Rod Piazza has been playing professionally for more than 30 years, mostly on the road. His youthful face and potent energy level belie his 50 years, and his band, the Mighty Flyers, just gets tighter and hotter with each album.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1990 | JIM WASHBURN
If the long-lived Mighty Flyers haven't cracked the charts by now with their blues-based music, chances are they never will. And while the five-piece outfit may be stars on the limited-but-appreciative European blues scene--playing concerts and festivals there--Monday night found them back at the Sunset Pub, one of a circuit of local bars they have been working for well more than a decade. But a life that might seem a rut to others is clearly a groove to the Flyers.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM
Rod Piazza hasn't been planning anything fancy to mark his 25th year as a recording artist. In fact, he hasn't been planning anything at all. "I guess I should, huh?" the blues singer, harmonica player and bandleader asked over the phone from his home in Riverside on Tuesday. "I haven't done a thing." Piazza, who grew up in Riverside, emerged on the Southern California blues scene in 1965 and released the first of his 14 albums in 1967, as the teen-age front man of the Dirty Blues Band.
NEWS
February 7, 1991 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Blues is more than just reggae on steroids. It's fast; it's slow; it's from the Delta; it's from Chicago; it's from the West Coast, even Riverside. It's everywhere. Rockin' blues as performed by Riverside's own Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers will put absolutely no one to sleep and may quite possibly pack the dance floor. These blues are about as "sad" as blue skies, green lights, free burritos for life; oh, and world peace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2000
If you're a fan of blues harmonica, don't miss Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers tonight at Cozy's Bar and Grill in Sherman Oaks. The Riverside-based group has been nominated for five W.C. Handy awards, the blues equivalents of the Grammy. Tickets are $12. (818) 985-600.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 1992
Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, the James Harman Band, Harmonica Fats and the Bernie Pearl Blues Band will be among the performers at the sixth "George Smith Memorial Blues Harmonica Blowdown," on March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Machine. The show, a benefit for the family of the late harmonica virtuoso, will also feature a reunion of the original Hollywood Fats Blues Band. Information: (310) 426-4616.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2001
Aaliyah, "Aaliyah," Virgin Sergio & Odair Assad, "Sergio & Odair Assad Play Piazzolla," Nonesuch The Beta Band, "Hotshots II," Astralwerks Foxy Brown, "Broken Silence," Def Jam Craig David, "Born to Do It," Wildstar/Atlantic Perry Farrell, "Songs Yet to Be Sung," Virgin Lily Frost, "Lunamarium," Nettwerk Joydrop, "Viberate," Tommy Boy Kurupt, "Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey," Antra/Artemis Nicky Love, "Honeyvision," DreamWorks Madredeus, "Movimento," Blue Note/Metro Blue Migala, "Arde," Sub Pop
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM
Rod Piazza hasn't been planning anything fancy to mark his 25th year as a recording artist. In fact, he hasn't been planning anything at all. "I guess I should, huh?" the blues singer, harmonica player and bandleader asked over the phone from his home in Riverside on Tuesday. "I haven't done a thing." Piazza, who grew up in Riverside, emerged on the Southern California blues scene in 1965 and released the first of his 14 albums in 1967, as the teen-age front man of the Dirty Blues Band.
NEWS
February 7, 1991 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Blues is more than just reggae on steroids. It's fast; it's slow; it's from the Delta; it's from Chicago; it's from the West Coast, even Riverside. It's everywhere. Rockin' blues as performed by Riverside's own Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers will put absolutely no one to sleep and may quite possibly pack the dance floor. These blues are about as "sad" as blue skies, green lights, free burritos for life; oh, and world peace.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1990 | JIM WASHBURN
If the long-lived Mighty Flyers haven't cracked the charts by now with their blues-based music, chances are they never will. And while the five-piece outfit may be stars on the limited-but-appreciative European blues scene--playing concerts and festivals there--Monday night found them back at the Sunset Pub, one of a circuit of local bars they have been working for well more than a decade. But a life that might seem a rut to others is clearly a groove to the Flyers.
NEWS
April 16, 2002
B.B. King, Los Lobos, Little Richard and Bo Diddley lead the lineup for the 2002 Doheny Blues Festival scheduled for May 18-19 in Dana Point. Also on the roster of 28 acts that will be spread over three stages are Junior Brown, Jonny Lang, Marcia Ball, Charlie Musselwhite, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, Terrance Simien, and Candye Kane and the Swinging Armadillos. The festival will take place 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2001
Blues--Attention, blues fans! Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, and the Paladins will perform Friday and Saturday nights, respectively, at Cozy's in Sherman Oaks. Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers will perform Friday at 9:45 p.m., $12 cover; the Paladins will perform Saturday at 9:45 p.m., $10 cover. The restaurant is at 14058 Ventura Blvd. (818) 986-6000.
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