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.
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
Kicked 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.
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.
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
I will be doing my first live video stream performance in the upcoming weeks. The performance will be live with acoustic finger style guitar, vocals and harmonica. A mix of originals songs and some rootsy traditional tunes.
The performance will be viewable via any web browser (although Google Chrome is recommended for best performance).
Check back for exact date and time or check http://www.stageit.com/joerizzo
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 is a folk singer known for her hits ‘Luka’, ‘Left of Center’ (Pretty in Pink Soundtrack), and Tom’s Diner.
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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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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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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
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