Blues Bio

Some people are born with music in the soul. Breezy Rodio is an up-and-coming Bluesman. His understanding of music coupled with his impressive guitar skills allows him to create a truly unique sound. Breezy began building an audience quickly playing with local bands in New York. Within a year, he decided it was time to go for broke. He moved to Chicago intending to take his career to the next level. It was a major risk that has paid off. There, Breezy became close friends with Guy King, who became his mentor and heavily influenced his style. Breezy has been noticed by legendary Bluesmen such as Buddy Guy, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Linsey Alexander, Carl Weathersby and many more.

Linsey Alexander saw great potential in Breezy. They began playing music together, and before long, Breezy became Alexander's bandleader. Soon, it was time to head to the studio. In 2010 Breezy worked on Alexander's album “If You Ain't Got It.” It was a truly enriching experience that led to an amazing tour. The band played over 300 shows in both the US and Canada. Following the momentum of the successful album, Breezy and Alexander headed back to the studio to record “Been There Done That” for Delmark Records. Breezy also led the band on Alexander’s recently released album “Come Back Baby”, featuring Billy Branch.

Breezy's musical style has evolved over the years but has still maintained a classic sound. Influenced by Blues Legends such as Albert King, Ray Charles, B.B. King, T. Bone Walker, Albert Collins, Earl Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Robert Johnson, Breezy's music is a cheerful nod to the past with a sly wink to the future. Ever industrious, Breezy formed his own Blues band. He is constantly booking gigs at Chicago's hottest Blues Clubs
including,
House of Blues, Buddy Guy's Legends, Rosa's Lounge, and B.L.U.E.S. He recently completed a tour
across
Europe and South America, introducing his talent to broad new audiences. He has also been playing the Chicago Blues Festival for several years. Breezy collaborates with some of the Blues Genre's finest performers. Breezy has shared the stage
with
Buddy Guy, Eddie Shaw, Carl Weathersby, Guy King, Billy Branch, Sharon Lewis, Mary Lane, Big Time Sarah, J. W. Williams, Liz Mandeville, Bob Stroger, Holly Thee Maxwell, John Primer, Nellie Tiger Travis, Rockin' Johnny, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Jimmy Burns, Toronzo Cannon, Patricia Scott, Peaches Staten, Eddie C. Campbell, Rob Blaine, Lurrie Bell, Harmonica Hinds and other talented musicians.

In 2011 it was time to put his knowledge and experience to the ultimate test. Breezy made “Playing My Game Too”, his debut album. The album features amazing work from Linsey Alexander, Guy King, Lurrie Bell, Rockin' Johnny, Bob Stroger, and Dave Herrero. The album was a great success, its songs have been featured on many radio stations across the United States and Europe. Top magazines and radio hosts have reviewed the album.

Breezy’s brand new album “So Close to It” released in late 2014, features Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carl Weathersby, Chris Foreman and Joe Barr. The horn section of the album features two members of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Bill Overton and Art Davis, who have played for Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra.