Bob Dellaposta stops by DATV to chat with Izzy Rock about his new album, Break Away. Memories growing up in Northern Kentucky, the Ohio River, Canal Street Tavern, King Records, Bud Scruggs, and so much more.
Bob has been performing blues and rock music in Southwest OH and Northern KY for more than 30 years. A native of Bellevue, KY, he performed his first gig for money when he was just 15 years old. He has resided in Middletown, OH for the past 30+ years where in 2014 he was one of five entertainers recognized as a Local Legend.
He has performed in New York City and Nashville TN. He has been a familiar entertainer in local clubs and night spots singing what he calls blues based music with a rock-n-roll influence. He has shared the stage with guitar greats Walter Trout and Johnny A., blues legends John Hammond, John Lee Hooker Jr., Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials and Doug Macleod, Americana roots blues and rock master Delbert McClinton and former Allman Bros. alum Johnny Neel.
In 2007, Bob released “Baby I’m a Rich Man” with a host of area musicians. In support of its release, he began touring with his Broken String Band.
In Dec. 2009, prior to opening the show for John Hammond @ Taffy’s of Eaton, it was announced, that Bob would be the first inductee of the Taffy’s Hall of Fame for his contributions to Taffy’s and volunteerism for community fundraisers.
In 2014, Bob released his second collection of original blues and rock tunes called “Face the Evil” with his Broken String Band.
In 2016, Bob released an acoustic CD titled “Time Goes By So Fast” and his newest release (2018) is the Johnny Neel produced “Break Away” recorded in Nashville, TN. He has been described by Tunes & Trends magazine as “Hard to miss and impossible to ignore” and Guitar Digest described him as “a genuine blues cat who always strives to give the audience his best”.
#1 Break Away
#2 Like It Or Not
#3 King Is Still King
#4 Baby What A Fool Was I