rizorkestra

rizorkestra

BandBlues

one-man-roots-blues-band (guitar, vocal, kazoo, hihat, bassdrum) "...keepin' music down-home for y'all..."

Biography

rizorkestra

one-man-roots-blues-band

with guitar, vocal, kazoo, 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 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...)

live radio performances include FM stations:
KPIG, KUSP, KZSC, FRSC

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

Lyrics

wander from my home

Written By: rizorkestra

i'm going down the road
going down the road
going down the road
just to see how far i
wandered from my home

sittin' by the river side
sittin' by the river side
sittin' by the river side
just to see how far i
wandered from my home

take this hammer

Written By: traditional arranged by rizorkestra

take this hammer
carry it to the captain
take this hammer
carry it to the captain
take this hammer
carry it to the captain

tell him i'm gone
you tell him i'm gone

if he asks you
was i runnin
if he asks you
was i runnin
if he asks you
was i runnin

tell him i'm flyin'
you tell him i'm flyin'

if he asks you
was i laughin'
if he asks you
was i laughin'
if he asks you
was i laughin'

tell him i'm cryin'
you tell him i'm cryin'

Discography

stompin' next door (2005)
1. stompin' next door
2. careless love
3. trouble in mind
4. take this hammer
5. rompin' in the countryside
6. battle of jericho
7. polly wolly doodle
8. nocturne (strange interlude)
9. wander from my home
10. kazoo stomp
11. tobacco rag
12. pavanne (summer moon)
13. i am a pilgrim
14. this train*
15. stealin'*
16. cocaine habit*
17. blue spirit blues*
*live california bootleg bonus tracks

live in los angeles april 7th 2004
1. oud
2. guitar
3. oud
4. balafon
5. guitar
6. balafon
7. piano
8. oud
9, jug band
10. jug band
11. piano

limited edition advance copy
DVD - "rough cut live 2005"
available at shows

Set List

guitar, singing, kazoo, hi-hat and bass drum playing simultaneously. repetoire consists of early blues songs, jug band tunes, gospel music classics, instrumental stomps, romps, jumps, and rags, early country music, early jazz, tin pan alley tunes, folk music songs and novelty songs, with the additional insertion of themes and motifs from sousa marches, European classical music composers, musical theater and film music, in original compostions and improvisations.

set also includes songs from current cd:
1. stompin' next door
2. careless love
3. trouble in mind
4. take this hammer
5. rompin' in the countryside
6. battle of jericho
7. polly wolly doodle
8. nocturne (strange interlude)
9. wander from my home
10. kazoo stomp
11. tobacco rag
12. pavanne (summer moon)
13. i am a pilgrim
14. this train
15. stealin'
16. cocaine habit
17. blue spirit blues