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Rocco DeLuca & The Burden


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Long Beach, Los Angeles CA, United States (2005 – 2009)

Rocco DeLuca & the Burden was a Long Beach, California-based indie rock band that originally formed as a four-piece band in late 2005. Since 2009 the band has no longer played together, though Rocco DeLuca remains a solo artist and sometimes plays with close friends in concert.

“My initial meeting with Rocco - It was pure and centered and seemed to have a sense of purpose, and I felt that there was something burning in his heart that I could be helpful to. It had that kind of truth in it that I decided to run with. I like the street corner aspect of working with Rocco, it woke up a certain part of my renegade ways I’m trying to keep alive these days. I fully believe in DeLuca. I think that he’s got the power to be a contemporary troubadour, as I see it, and I hope I can be his friend for a long time, whether I am operating in the same limelight, ahead of him, behind him, in his shadow, whatever it takes, I’ll be there. The one thing that I love about Rocco DeLuca is he is driven by his own heart.” - Daniel Lanois

Rocco Deluca (born December 27, 1975 in Torrance, California) was born in the winter in Southern California. Like other Angelenos he was surrounded by local literature, latino art, motorcycles, film and music. His early years were spent studying the likes of Billy Holiday and Nina Simone as well as the darker and raw Delta Blues heroes of the 1920’s. At the age of seven, he taught himself to play listening to these records. By the time he was a teenager, Rocco had developed the skills and the confidence to start performing for others.


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  • valerinarock

    lo adoro <3

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Eunuchin

    Music from the heart. Love him..

    29 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Revlin

    Saw these guys open for Keane back in 2006 and I was really impressed with Rocco's prowess on the Dobro. It's a shame they broke up.

    2 Aug 2010 Reply
  • tehkeeks78

    I think Rocco is just a solo act now.

    22 Jul 2010 Reply
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    4 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Booner

    Why did the band break up?

    21 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Mr-Usuario

    Rocco is great at the Majestic Theatre.

    13 Nov 2009 Reply
  • OmenEstNomen

    great band and the documentary is probably one of the best "band-films" i have ever seen.

    5 Sep 2009 Reply
  • CoCoShenelle

    Open Pages and Mercy are my fav songs

    30 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Ponyboywinston

    they're one of my favorites :] i would looove to see one their shows : /

    28 Jul 2009 Reply
  • kimmierose

    i heard the free show in Atlanta, GA last week was so good!!! wish i could have been there. if anyone is interested in some cool behind the scenes footage of the making of the new album "Mercy", including comments from Daniel Lanois, AND a free podcast download, my friend showed me this link on the Hotel Indigo music site:

    21 May 2009 Reply
  • ma_hee

    love rocco, excellent live show! :) :) :)

    16 May 2009 Reply
  • w_1_7

    I got Open Pages on a compelation Cd, I was quite blown away by the song. If the rest of their stuff is as good as this one song, they have a fan in me.

    6 May 2009 Reply
  • harukopalmer

    Rocco es la ondaaa esta bien buenoteeeee

    28 Apr 2009 Reply
  • monster_meal

    Great Band. Was quite amazing to see live.

    11 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Kick808

    Caught his show last friday night. Even more powerful than the first show I saw a year ago. He is kind of shy in person. But super nice!

    6 Apr 2009 Reply
  • tinkeh

    Oh my goshhhh I can't to see him live.

    3 Apr 2009 Reply
  • jdsull3

    Yeah Rocco is awesome!

    31 Mar 2009 Reply
  • sixteendays

    Yeah, seriously...Keane?!

    17 Mar 2009 Reply
  • RoomForSymmetry

    Saw these guys open for Keane, they were awesome. Rocco plays the dobro incredibly well, it brings a really cool aspect to the group

    11 Mar 2009 Reply
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