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KELLY RICHEY: Kelly Richey has been described as “Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out.” That’s an apt appraisal of the Lexington, Kentucky native who has been compared to such legends as Jimi Hendrix, Walter Trout, Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Richey’s masterful guitar chops capture an audience with muscular, explosive guitar leads that will astonish even the most seasoned blues enthusiast. Passionate and electrifying, Richey has been touring as a pro since her teens. For over 30 years, Richey has been burning up the fret board on her Strat with hard-hitting, riff driven, original, blues-based rock. Kelly Richey fronts her power trio The Kelly Richey Band, with a gutsy authority and fret board prowess that leave stunned audiences in her wake. Simply put, her live shows have to be seen to be believed. The heady combination of Richey’s powerful alto voice and the sheer intensity in her playing solidify Kelly Richey’s standing among the best blues guitarists known today.
THE KELLY RICHEY BAND: INCENDIARY BLUES AND MONSTER GROOVES! The Kelly Richey Band features heavy, riff-soaked blues guitar driven head first into monster funk bass lines and rock/hip hop infused backbeats. The Kelly Richey band sports a new line-up for 2013. Freekbass and Big Bamn are coming onboard to join Kelly Richey for a powerful blues- rock/funk power trio that aims to rock the house. Kelly Richey’s inimitable, incendiary guitar work and husky vocals meet up with the legendary Freekbass, one of the best funk bassist in the music world today, and drummer Big Bamn, a powerhouse player who lays down solid, in-the-pocket grooves that forge the backbone for Freekbass and Richey to fly on. These masterful players bring unparalleled energy and brilliant musicianship to the stage. Traversing new territory for the Kelly Richey Band will be the group’s agenda as they deftly meld blues-rock and funk for a dizzyingly potent wall of sound.