Saturday, April 12, 2008

Rizorkestra - Artist of the Day for April 12, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Rizorkestra from Los Angeles, California as Artist of the Day.

Rizorkestra is a one man roots blues band. Rizorkestra plays (I stole this from his blog) ...guitar, dobro, vocal, fife, kazoo, with hihat and bassdrum going simultaneously, playing selections of early blues, jug band tunes, gospel classics, instrumental stomps, romps, jumps, and rags, old country music, jazz, tin pan alley tunes, folk songs, novelty tunes, along with the occasional bits of sousa marches, classical themes, and film music blended into original compositions, arrangements and improvisations.

based in los angeles and currently roaming the california coast performing music, collecting musical instruments, photographing the pacific ocean, and planning cheap, sensible meals.
guitar and kazoo with Dan Hicks' x-mas jug band 3 years

vibraphonist/rhodes keyboardist tour with greyboy allstar saxophonist karl denson's tiny universe

original member/guitarist 5 years with san francisco chanteuse Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

performs and records as jazz vibraphonist with san francisco funk/latinjazz/dub/grooveband Vinyl including their latest release "all the way live" recorded at the great american music hall in san francisco (with bernie worrell, terry haggerty, more...)

guest-host/R Duck show FRSC underground radio santa cruz

While your reading his blog you have to check out this post "captain beefheart's ten commandments of guitar playing", I would love to know who wrote this :)

To listen to this amazing one-man-roots-blues-band check out the Rizorkestra myspace (you won't be disappointed :) and check out you tube -

Cheers and Inspire :)

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