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European Tour in Spring 2007…

Rick will be heading back to Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark for 3 weeks from late March thru mid April. Shows will include the Lillehammer Blues Festival in Norway plus a week of shows with the great Jussi Raumalo (Groovy Eyes, Jo’ Buddy & Down Home III) opening in Finland. […]

New Studio CD Coming…

Stay tuned for news of Rick’s upcoming studio release on MC Records…scheduled for spring 2007…a raw, stripped down recording with Stephen Hodges on drums and glockenspiel, Jeff Turmes on bass, guitar, sax and backing vocals. The record was recorded, mixed and mastered in a matter of days and represents the […]

Hollywood Fats Band is back & kickin’ some major…

BOOTAY! That’s right…Al Blake, Larry Taylor, Fred Kaplan and Richard Innes are back as the Hollywood Blue Flames (with me as the chump playing guitar while the ghost of Fats darts around the stage yelling “WRONG!”). But hey, it’s exciting to play with this group. Back to the roots, underneath […]

Fall, 2005 – Finland, Norway and Russia

In Moscow now, and it’s true: these Russians can drink some vodka. Here’s two pix from Norway, where we were in Svalbard. It was way too freaking cold and always dark with a brutal wind. I’m talking icepick in your ear cold, and I’m from freaking Fairbanks, Alaska so I […]

Greetings from St. Charles, Illinois!

One of our favorite new stops is Chord on Blues, a club that features cool tunes and great groceries. A fine establishment.February 7, 2003 – Chord on Blues St. Charles, IL photos: © 2003 Chuck Winnans,

Rufus lives! …

date:12/31/02 Shake It, Pt.2 features the late great Memphis soul/blues singer and influential WDIA disc jockey Rufus Thomas. Hipper radio stations across the country have followed up on the lead of Los Angeles’ own influential KCRW, Detroit’s WDET, XM Satellite Radio and many others by adding this tune to their […]

Reviews for Lookout (Black Top, 1996)

“Most of the blues albums that cross my CD player tend to follow trails already blazed by Stevie Ray Vaughan or B.B. King. The newer albums have large elements of virtuosity and energy, but something seems to be missing–something like originality. So it was a surprising pleasure to discover Lookout […]