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Writing and playing guitar! 

Well, things are slow for me in November and December, so I'm concentrating on writing songs and playing guitar. Music never fails me. I am inspired again by the work of Big Bill Broonzy. I have been spending some time everyday, working on Guitar Shuffle. I'm also returning to Skip James' Devil Got My Woman. My old Regal Dobro is providing a lot of inspiration as well and I am spending time immersed in slide guitar world.
If you don't find me performing a show in your area, please get in touch and recommend…Read more

March and April 

I'm enjoying my 17th Blues In The Schools program for Ottawa's RBC Bluesfest! For the third year in a row, I'm teamed up with the wonderful poet, Brandon Wint. Its a real pleasure to work with a man who loves words so.
This Friday I will play at the Old Church Theatre at Trenton, ON - March 4
Next Wednesday, I play at Irene's Pub in Ottawa - March 9
More gigs coming up - check the Shows page
Now is a good time to sign up for guitar instruction. Check the Shows page or Contact for more details.
While here in…Read more

Great summer! and so much to look forward to... 

Rick here with the season in review... Summer always comes early for me with the Hornby Island Blues Workshop and an annual trip to the Dream Cafe (Dreamfest, this time) each May - BC summers just happen sooner.
Back in Ontario, the festival season got started early with a guitar workshop for Durham West Bluesfest and a Jackson Delta set at the Pan Am Games Torch Run. The Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival brought the band in for a show in that town's beautiful opera hall!
Mariposa Folk Festival featured the…Read more

Driving home Official Release! 

"Driving home" is developing a life of its own. Mail-outs to radio and presenters, hometown sales, industry conferences, CD release parties... It's all going well and the album is being well-received. Help us put the word out! Tell your friends, share a link, attend a release party if you can or help make that happen in your hometown!
The official release is set for March 3, when the album will become available through itunes and traditional stores. But why wait, get yours here!

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