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Mighty Flyers kick off Blues Fest: Downtown Redwood City hosts annual Blues, ARTS & BBQ Festival Friday and Saturday
July 25, 2014, 05:00 AM By Angela Swartz Daily Journal

Courtesy Kim C. Martin Photography
Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers will play Friday, July 25 in Redwood City.

For those looking for a musical performance that incorporates both audio and visual aspects, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers is the show for you.

Piazza and his band will be playing at the Redwood City Police Activities League Blues, ARTS and BBQ Festival in downtown Redwood City Friday, July 25. You’ll hear songs off their old records and music from their new album “Emergency Situation” released this month. The new recording showcases the Flyers’ combination of low-down Chicago grit, West Coast swing and jazz and the rhythmic drive of the best early rhythm and blues and rock ’n’ roll.

Piazza is glad to be back in Northern California.

“All Northern California fans should come because we won’t be back until November (in San Francisco),” said Piazza, who hails from Riverside. “If they’ve never seen this band before, it’s quite an audio and visual group. It’s not only great music, but you will get a show as well.”

The band, which is a four-time winner of the Blues Music Award for “Band of the Year,” was originally started in the ’70s by Piazza, who is its lead singer and plays harmonica. The band is made up of Honey Piazza, who is married to Rod and plays keyboard, Dave Kida on drums, Norm Gonzalez on bass and Henry Carvajal on lead guitar.

This latest album is special since the band is back on its old record label Blind Pig Records, said Piazza, 66. The album was one of the toughest ones the band has done in quite some time, he said.

“The reviews have just been stellar,” he said.

From 1967, when he fronted The Dirty Blues Band, to today, the music is what’s been important to Piazza, he said. To supplement his income over the years, Piazza worked as a hairdresser and at a fiberglass factory. He went into music full time in 1965.

“It’s always been about the music — to play something you love and earn a living doing it,” he said.

The Friday show is free and begins at 6 p.m., Friday, July 25 at Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway. The event runs until 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 26 and includes 40 unique artist booths, food, an inflatable playground for children and other musicians such as Deeva and the Blazers, Tebo, Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the Aki Kumar Blues Band. Proceeds go to the Redwood City Police Activities League. The event is part of the Redwood City’s Music on the Square series.

The band’s album is available for $20. For more information go to themightyflyers.com. For more information on the festival go to redwoodcitypal.com/blues.

angela@smdailyjournal.com

(650) 344-5200 ext. 105

 

 

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