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!
August 2nd Mavis Staples appeared on the Conan O'Brien show. Once again performing "Eyes on the Prize" from Mavis' critically acclaimed Anti Records CD "We'll Never Turn Back." Check www.youtube.com under either Rick or Mavis' name and see Mavis and the band rock Conan's world!
So our first "official" gig with Mavis Staples was a low key affair for our friends and family...kind of a work out the kinks type of thing...a little live rehearsal...ON NATIONAL TV! What a trip! But it came out great.
We had a ball with Mavis on Leno and can happily report no major mishaps or injuries! We played the song "Eyes On The Prize" from her brand new CD on Anti Records called "We'll Never Turn Back". If you missed it you can check it out on www.youtube.com.