So Close To It finds Rodio focusing on the blues with some outstanding originals and well-chosen covers. He really shines on several tunes associated with B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Ray Charles, and even Elvis Presley. The original tunes are equally inspired and effective.
- BLUES FIX BLOG
Breezy Rodio has put together a serious, real deal blues album. Real blues fans should get close to this record.
- NO DEPRESSION BLUES BLOG
So Close To It is a great set of updated traditional blues that will please blues fans from start to finish and serves as a powerful and effective introduction to Breezy Rodio, one of the finest blues guitarists the Windy City has to offer.
- BLUES BYTES
One listen to Breezy Rodio and you might find yourself among those devoted fans. This is a case of a young man who hit the road to pursue his dreams and I, for one, am glad that he did.
- REFLECTIONS IN BLUE
It is always great to come across a disc with musicians capable of playing blues the way it is supposed to be played. Breezy Rodio obviously has learned a lot of valuable lessons in a few short years. Listeners who revel in Chicago’s electric styles will find plenty to their liking on this fine package.
- CHICAGO BLUES GUIDE
This is an absolutely excellent old style blues release and one that demands immediate attention!
- BMAN BLUES REPORT
This is a very good album of Chicago blues mixing classic styles across a blend of original tunes and covers. The playing is consistently excellent and Breezy writes some interesting songs so there is plenty for fans of Chicago blues to enjoy here.
- BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE
If you haven't yet discovered Breezy Rodio then it's my strong suggestion that you do so. His incomparable singing style and his extremely talented guitar skills, will soon be making Breezy Rodio a common name in blues circles. I'm sure of it.
- MARY4MARY MUSIC
Breezy Rodio absolutely smokes through this highly enjoyable mix of originals and covers (So Close To It). He has it all; the voice, the guitar chops, the great players, and you can tell he FEELS the blues, and that is the most important facet.
- MUSIC MORSELS
Breezy Rodio is an extremely talented, versatile young man, as evidenced by his forays into other genres’ and working well with other players. He gets down to some serious Chicago blues with “So Close To It!”