Highly accomplished pianist, Rob Rio, releases an outstanding collection of instrumental Boogie-Woogie songs on his superb CD, "Omniboogie 2012." The artistic arrangements throughout this album are first rate as Rio deftly performs each song with intense precision and dynamic expression. The song, "Fickle Jelly Jam," is an irresistible melody that Rio executes with a rich musical complexity on the keys. Another song, "Calabasas in the Spring," has a smooth groove and ignites with a soulful appeal. "Bb Strut," is another song where Rio amazes the listener with his quick and skillful style as he entices you with a vibrant energy across the keys. Fans of Jerry Lee Lewis will really appreciate the magnificent songs on the brilliant album, "Omniboogie 2012."
Posted by RadioIndy at 12:08 PM
I want to thank you for sending me your new CD "OMNIBOOGIE 2012".
Popped it right in the box for a listen and have to say right off the bat I love it!
Your tune selection and playing are superb. This is a first class production all the way.
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I have received your Omniboogie CD. Can I just say what a delight it is to listen to the music! I found it refreshing, very different, varied, imaginative, relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable. Congratulations on some fine piano playing!
Known by some as the "Boss of the Boogie", pianoman/vocalist ROB RIO plays the boogie-woogie and jump blues of the 40's and 50's with a virtuosity and elan that has excited audiences around the world for more than 30 years. RIO was inducted into the Boogie Woogie Hall Of Fame in 2008. He has appeared with many of the original blues greats, such as Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, James Cotton, Charles Brown, Joe Cocker, Paul Butterfield and many more, and has recorded with Mick Jagger, Canned Heat, Billy Boy Arnold, William Clarke, Coco Montoya, Finis Tasby, Walter Trout, Mud Morganfield, Phillip Walker, Jody Williams, among others.