ROD PIAZZA (1947.11.18/Riverside, CA - ) is a blues harmonica player and singer. In a 2006 interview, Piazza cited Little Walter as a major influence, as well as early exposure to Jimmy Reed, Earl Bostic, Big Joe Turner. In 1965, at the age of 18, he formed the Dirty Blues Band in Los Angeles. Soon after, in 1967, they released their first self-titled album on ABC/Bluesway Records. This was followed by "Stone Dirty" in 1968.