Greg Piccolo & Heavy Juice
Room's Still Full of Blues
by Don Brown Sr.
The Blues Internet
Las Vegas Jazz n' Blues
Boulder Blues Site
Greg Piccolo and Heavy Juice made their second trip to Las Vegas inside of three weeks. Having last played at the Sand Dollar Blues Lounge on Easter Sunday. This time around it's the Railhead at Boulder Station.
Piccolo, bringing his assortment of Jazz n' Blues to town, again did not dissapoint fans and most certainly made new ones. His sax work has been honed over the many years he spent with Roomful Of Blues. Greg recently turned fifty and twenty three of the fifty were with Roomful!
He played his favorites like "Kidney Stew" by Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson, "What Would I Do" by Ray Charles, "You Left Me Alone" by Illinois Jacquet, and Freddy King's "You'll be Sorry".
The audience was also treated to "Yes Indeed", which Greg tells us was the first song he ever wrote. It is a good tune but pales in comparison with later stuff such as "Rockin' Chair" and "Alimony Blues". Greg Piccolo and Heavy Juice may not be at the top of their profession, but with the band's continued hard work and a little luck, who knows what may happen?
Heavy Juice is: Greg Piccolo on tenor sax, alto sax, guitar, bass, vocals. Shinichi Otsu keyboards. And Jonathan Lichtig drums.
Photography by R.J. Bianchino copyright © 2001 Moondog Productions
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