Interview: Rocco Deluca - A Bluesman With His Eyes To The Sky.
All photos were taken by the very talented Ted Newsome.
Born the son of a professional guitarist who played with Bo Diddley, Rocco Deluca had blues in his soul since he was a boy. Inspired by the classic Delta bluesmen, Muddy Waters, Son House, and Robert Johnson, Rocco Deluca has created a blues/rock sound that pays homage to these late greats. The kind of blues that make you want to rip off your shirt and howl.
Deluca played for two years at the Gypsy Cafe before getting noticed and signed to Ironworks Music, a record label run by Jude Cole and Kiefer Sutherland. Rocco Deluca will be playing all January long at the Spaceland during his Monday night residency in support of his second album Mercy. He was kind enough to speak to us yesterday.
How old were you when you picked up an instrument?
I was really young, before the age of ten. I used to just mess around with the instruments that were lying all over my grandma’s house. My father and my uncles were musicians and would just leave all kinds of stringed instruments lying around.