RHB played on Mavis Staples' new live CD, released Nov. 4 2008 on Anti Records. Check it out...it's a raw, energetic, gritty recording from a small club in Chicago, IL. Mavis and the band are on fire!
Upcoming Tour Dates
06/28/17Rochester Jazz Fest Rochester, NY (Mavis Staples)
07/06/17Union Chapel London, UK (Mavis Staples)
07/07/17Tramshead Cardiff, UK (Mavis Staples)
A soggy someone posted this live clip of RHB powering through pouring down rain at the 2007 Diversity Festival in Pittsburgh, PA. That's Rick, Hodges and Jeff. You can also see Yvonne Staples, Donny Gerrard and Chavonne Morris (backup singers with Mavis) clapping hands in the back. And of course that's Mavis Staples' HUGE voice urging the band on! It's a cool clip. Check it...
Look for the south bay weekly paper Easy Reader this week. There's a story on Rick, or so we've been told, complete with a photo and interview. Look for RHB at Cafe Boogaloo this Friday Nov 23...Stephen Hodges, Jeff Turmes and Rick will tear it up from 9:30 PM 'til the cops shut it down. Work off your turkey day calories and then some. See below for the link to the Easy Reader story...
On the long way home from Spain, RHB stopped in to the XM Radio studios in Washington DC. Rick played guest DJ on Bill Wax's excellent blues radio show, spinning, or rather programming tracks from Robert Lockwood Jr., Jimmy Rogers, Pee Wee Crayton, Jo' Buddy and Down Home III, Hollywood Fats Band, Junior Watson and many others.
On July 28 2007 RHB played the Blues Cazorla Festival in Spain. The set started at 3 am, after Koko Taylor, in a bullring with a full moon shining down. It was a remarkable night that ended with a spirited encore and an all night drive back to the Madrid airport. Photo's coming soon!