Dirty Blues Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 1960s 2000s


Formed in Riverside, California, USA, in 1967, the Dirty Blues Band evolved out of several groups active in the region. Rod Piazza (18 December 1947, Riverside, California, USA; vocals/harmonica) led the Mystics, whereas Glenn ‘Ross’ Campbell (steel guitar) was previously a member of the innovative Misunderstood. Taking their cue from the Butterfield Blues Band, the Dirty Blues Band offered a mixture of classic songs from Albert King, Sonny Boy Williamson and Willie Dixon, sprinkled with stylised originals. Robert Sandell (guitar), Pat Malone (organ), Les Morrison (bass) and John Milliken (drums) completed the line-up featured on the band’s debut album. Although promising, the set failed to exploit Campbell’s original playing style and he left the band soon afterwards. The guitarist later played with Juicy Lucy. By the release of Stone Dirt only Piazza and Malone remained from the founding line-up. Rick Lunetta (steel guitar), Greg Anderson...

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