Facebook Live Video

Performed a live video stream on April 23rd, 2020 of some original songs. Check it out…
Facebook Live

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Monthly Saturday Show at Java Beach Cafe, San Francisco

I am playing Saturday evening shows once a month at Java Beach Cafe, San Francisco. Performances start at 8 pm.  Check the online calendar for exact dates.

Acoustic guitar, vocals, and harmonica with stand up acoustic bassist/ukuele through a Bose sound system.  A mix of originals songs with a few cover tunes.

Java Beach Cafe serves coffee drinks, tea, beer, wine, salads, sandwiches, bagels & more.

Free admission.
Free wi-fi.
All ages welcome.

Java Beach Cafe is located just steps away from Ocean Beach.   It is easy accessible via the N Judah Muni train (last stop).

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Java Beach Cafe

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New Years Day 2015

Wavy Gravy and Joe RizzoKicked off 2015 performing with This Old Band with Wavy Gravy and others in the house.
Bill Muccular’s brother Gary joined us on guitar with Vincent sitting in on bass.

This Old Band New Years Day 2015

This Old Band


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Charley’s in Maui, Hawaii

Charley's Restaurant & Saloon

Joe Rizzo at Charley's Restaurant & Saloon

Performed a few songs at the renown Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon on the island of Maui, Hawaii in late August. It was cool to connect with some local musicians and artists.

Charley’s was established in 1969 and has some cool Willie Nelson memorabilia and a large reproduction of Willie’s worn acoustic guitar ‘Trigger’.  Willie is known to occasionally stop in and sometimes performs along with his son Lukas Nelson.

'Trigger' - large replica of Willie Nelson's acoustic guitar

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Orbit 1 – Plastic Feedback Video

Plastic Feedback - Market Street San Francisco

Plastic Feedback Live on Market Street, San Francisco

Orbit 1 video by Plastic Feedback is now available online.  Visual effects by Jeffrey Gordon.  Orbit 1 was one of our spacey explorations in the studio:

Plastic Feedback members:
jeffrey gordon – vocals, guitar
joe rizzo – vocals, guitar
drum – tony flores
bass – nick balthazar

more info on plastic feedback: joerizzo.com/plasticfeedback

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Creative Workshop with Suzanne Vega in San Francisco


joe rizzo and suzanne vega

creative workshop with singer songwriter suzanne vega – san francisco feb 2013

I attended a creative workshop taught by singer songwriter Suzanne Vega at the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco on Friday February 8th, 2013.

Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing

Suzanne Vega – Solitude Standing

Suzanne Vega is a folk singer known for her hits ‘Luka’, ‘Left of Center’ (Pretty in Pink Soundtrack), and Tom’s Diner.


To Joe  -  Suzanne Vega - Good Luck

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This Old Band


I have been performing with This Old Band, a rhythm and blues trio . The group consists of Bill Muccular on lead vocals and guitar, Tim Nightway on violin and backing vocals, and myself on lead guitar and backing vocals. We perform at many of the San Francisco bay area Farmers’ Markets including the markets at Old Oakland, Kensington, Palo Alto, Martinez, Montclair, Sunnyvale, Alameda, Jack London Square, San Mateo, Lafayette, Castro Valley, San Jose, Campbell, Danville and on 4th Street at Peet’s Coffee in Berkeley.  We also have begun some shows at the Sunrise Bistro in Walnut Creek.

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Panama Red show Sat May 12th, 2012

strumming a few tunes at the ocean...

Joe will be performing all original music live at Panama Red Coffee in Concord, California Saturday May 12th, 2012.  Karaj Lost Coast, another local singer-songwriter, will be performing at 10 am.

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Streaming Live Performances

Joe Rizzo Live Broadcasts

I have been performing two to five acoustic shows per week broadcast live over the Internet.  For show times and more information on how to tune in check joerizzo.com/shows

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New Year’s Eve Live Broadcast 8 pm Pacific Time

Joe Rizzo

Joe Rizzo Live Acoustic

Rock in the New Year with a free live broadcast at 8 pm pacific (11 pm eastern).  Tune in on your computer via iTunes radio streaming, using an Apple portable device or in the virtual world of Second Life.

For more details check http://www.joerizzo.com/broadcast/2011/12-31-11.htm

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