Rawa Blues Festival

Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Blues Quartet
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Country and Region PolandSlaskie
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Katowice, Slaskie, Poland
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Festival Description

The artists include Polish and international award winning blues musicians who have been selected to perform at this one day festival that began in 1981.

Festival Dates October 8, 2011
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Line-up 2009:
  • Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers
  • Eric Sardinas
  • Eden Brent
  • Shakin’ Dudi
Artist feature 2009:
  • Rod Piazza and The Mighty Flyers Blues Quartet
    Performance date July 4, 2009
    • Over the last 44 years of playing music Rod Piazza’s virtuosity on the harmonica and respect for tradition has been celebrated by fans and critics alike. The Mighty Flyers have taken home the prestigious Blues Music Award for Band of the Year no less than four times, Rod himself was honored in 1998 for the Harmonica Instrumentalist of the Year, and in 2008 Honey Piazza took home her very first Blues Music Award for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year. In 2005, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers landed a new home with the Los Angeles based Delta Groove Music, a label that has provided the band with many “firsts” in their long running career. For The Chosen Who, their Delta Groove debut, was an ambitious project that featured a host of special guests (a first in the Piazza discography), which included Finis Tasby, Kid Ramos, James Gadson, Johnny Dyer, Randy Chortkoff and the late Phil Guy, in addition to a bonus DVD of behind the scenes footage shot during the recording sessions. Their follow up release ThrillVille saw the departure of longtime Flyers’ bassist Bill Stuve and the band rechristening themselves as a quartet (another first!), while turning out another satisfying program of swinging West Coast and lowdown Chicago blues. Now Piazza prepares to unveil his latest creation; a masterpiece and melding of soul, talent and art. There are plenty of thrills to be found as The Mighty Flyers continue to soar to new heights. IT’S ALL HERE…from the aggressive George Smith instrumental Sunbird, to the deep blues recital of Tell Me About It Sam, to the Jimmy Forrest jazz influenced Hey, Mrs. Jones. Piazza delights as he breathes life into funky new originals and pays loving tribute to a pantheon of blues greats including Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, and Slim Harpo, as well as many more surprises along the way. The time has arrived forod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Blues Quartet to unleash… the Soul Monster!!!
  • Awards
    • The Mighty Flyers – 1990, 2000, 2002 & 2006 BMA winners Band of the Year
    • Rod Piazza - 1998 BMA winner Harmonica Instrumentalist of the Year
    • Honey Piazza - 2008 BMA winner Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year
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