Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers
by Don Brown Sr.
The Blues Internet
Las Vegas Jazz n' Blues
Las Vegas Blues Site
Rod Piazza came out blowing his harp at the Railhead, as the Mighty Flyers broke into a boogie-woogie. Rick Holmstrom got a turn with a guitar solo and Miss Honey pounds the keys fast and furious. Standup bassist Bill Stuve adds a nice solo before it all goes back to the whole band.
"Love To Spare" is followed by the Muddy Waters classic "Baby Please Don't Go." The crowd eats these songs up. Next, Honey and drummer Steve Mugalian go into the workout "Buzzin'", and now the Railhead really comes alive. Guitarist Rick Holmstrom gets to be front man for two songs, "Have You Seen My Girl", from his cd Gonna Get Wild, and "Lucky Day." Bassist Bill Stuve steps to the microphone for his turn, a rousing "Ain't No Rockin' No More."
Rod then leads the band on "Hairdressing Woman" and "Southern Lady," where he ventures into the crowd with his harmonica and wireless mic. Wailing on his harp, Rod continued around the room until he finally heads back to the stage to end the first set.
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers came back, and by the second song, "Murder In The First Degree," they were off and running. "Sell My Monkey" and "Neighbors" had the band hitting its stride. Miss Honey and drummer Steve played another hot boogie woogie that had the crowd cheering wildly. The rest of the band then returned and tore into "Pretty Thing" and "My Baby Wants My Love," which was a romantic Valentine's Day song to play. Rick Holmstrom then stepped forward to do another song, "I'm Gone."
The band's only encore was "Goodbye My Love" which, though short, still seemed to satisfy the crowd.
bluesInteractive™ Discographies of Rod Piazza | Rick Holmstrom | Bill Stuve | also see The Honey Diaries
Photography by R.J. Bianchino copyright © 2002-2003 Moondog Productions
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