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Born and raised in Brazil, Rodrigo has always had a deep love for American blues and roots music from a very young age. Rodrigo has been a member of some of the first ground breaking Blues bands in Brazil and because of his deep knowledge regarding the Traditional Blues, expertise and feel for the Blues, he has also been a first call bassist for many of the premier American Blues acts touring and recording with heavy weights of the Blues scene. Rodrigo’s work can be heard on many recordings, as a member of various bands, and also playing on and producing his own projects worldwide.
For his work playing and producing projects in Brazil, his band had two albums released in U.S.A and one of them was nominated for the 37th Annual Blues Music Awards. This remains an historic event as they were, the only non-American artists to ever have been nominated for these awards.
Living in the U.S since 2019, playing full time with the Nick Moss Band, Rodrigo has been collecting a lot of success on his path, winning 2 BMA’s in 2020( Best Traditional Blues Band Of The Year, and Best Traditional Blues Album Of The Year), recording several albums with different artists and projects and also been featured as the cover of one of the most important Blues Magazines on the Blues world, the Blues Blast Magazine.

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