Rod’s music has been called, “Eric Clapton meets Bob Seger at Muddy Waters’ House.” But, those who try to pigeon-hole his music will be left scratching their heads. Always a blues rocker at heart, his music also has shades of soul, Motown, Rock, gospel and roots influence.
Growing up in a small town in Southeastern Michigan with hardship, loss and sickness it was not always so. He played in local rock bands while working on songwriting and his guitar chops.
He has shared the stage or recorded with members of The Allman Brothers, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Bob Seger, Stevie Nicks, Delbert McClinton, Robert Cray, Cher & The Temptations, just to name a few.
His list of awards & accolades are just as impressive:
2022--Fairplay Red Carpet Awards (Europe/Netherlands)
Most Appreciated Male Artist of the Year/All Genres
Best Original Rock Song, "Kentucky Mojo"
2022--Akademia Award for Best Blues Song, "Homebound Blues", July 2022
2021 – World Songwriting Award Finalist for Best Blues song, “Homebound Blues”.
Josie Music Award Nomination: Song of the Year, “Homebound Blues” and Guitar Player of the Year.
2020 — “Artist of the Year”, Josie Music Awards
2019 – “Entertainer of the Year”, Josie Music Awards
2018 – “Blues Group of the Year”, Josie Music Awards
Global Music Awards – Silver Medal Winner for the album, “Delta Time”
2017 – Nominated for “Blues Artist of the Year”, Josie Music Awards
In the month of September, “When I Loved You” was the #1 downloaded song for Country Radio.
2009 Grindie Music Award for the album, “After the Storm”
Rod and his band bring a dynamic, high energy live show to every stage they perform on.