The pubs and clubs of London in the late sixties produced a handful of legendary guitar players. While Eric Clapton, Peter Green and John Mayall each forged their own style, Rod Price made his mark with his unique blend of slide and blues based playing. Price was quickly plucked from the scene by ex-Savoy Brown alumni as a founding member of Foghat. Three platinum and eight gold albums later Foghat, propelled by Rods slide guitar work, left its mark on music history.
Like his musical peers, Duane Allman, Ry Cooder, and Lowell George, his roots are found in the playing of Bill Broonzy, Elmore James, Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. In the book "Legends of Rock Guitar", Price is credited with playing "the finest and most aggressive slide playing heard on either side of the Atlantic".
In addition to his playing with Foghat, Price has worked with Champion Jack Dupree, Duster Bennett , Eddie Kirkland, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, and Honey Boy Edwards.
After 30 years of touring with Foghat, Rod decided it was time to take inventory and rechart where he wanted to go musically and spiritually. His first CD "Open" on Burnside Records was the result. Without a doubt his best work ever, Price is now truly in his element playing with a feeling and a fire rarely heard. "Open" takes Rod full circle back to his true passion - Chicago style blues. Featuring the vocals and harmonica work of the legendary "Shakey Vick" from Rods first blues gig "Shakey Vicks Big City Blues Band", the "Open" CD is the real deal - a powerhouse of emotion, warmth, and excitement played with the maturity of a musician who grew up nurtured in the spirit of blues.
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