A blues afficionado buddy of mine from Sweden, Anders, talked me into seeing Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers at Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco, and I'm glad he did. Rod and company perform a combination of Chicago swing-style blues and Jump blies, with Rod covering vocals and blues harp, his wife Honey on piano (who knew you could play piano with your feet?), Henry Carvajal on guitar and powerhouse drummer Jimmy Bott. They've got the chops from playing together for years. It's a fun, lively sound, that begs for cold beer, spicy food and some whoopin' and hollerin'. In other words, a perfect match for Biscuits & Blues.
Biscuits & Blues is San Francisco's best blues club and routinely has top headline acts. It's located in a small basement club (formerly the Improv comedy club) in the theater district of San Francisco. On weekends, you'll need dinner reservations for the main show; otherwise there's a two drink minimum. The southern style menu is pretty good, so no complaints there. Check out the clip above from YouTube as well as the upcoming tour dates through the summer. This is music you need to see live and up close to really appreciate. There should be some photos from the gig on Anders' site PapaBlues.com shortly.