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For those of you who are not familiar with Rick Patterson, let me tell you a little bit about him. Rick is a guitarist, vocalist, song writer, recording artist and band leader. Over the years he has worked as a side man and a session player as well. He has played guitar alongside of such Blues luminaries as Abb Locke, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Sherman Robertson,Jimmy D.Lane and many others on the national scene. In Kansas City he has worked with Lonnie Ray, Glenn Patrick, Bob Schnebelin, Koolaide and the Exact Change Band, KC Kelsey Hill, Millage Gilbert and countless other local greats. He started his own band, Rock’nRick and the Road Masters in 1989 and they are still going strong today. In addition to fronting his own band, Rick has recently worked with Bugsy Maugh and Knock Kneed Sally. Last year Rick recorded his latest CD, “Beat a Demon”, with Kansas City ’s very own beloved paragon of Blues talent, Trampled Under Foot. The CD was recorded by Steve McBride for Soundgate Productions to boot- veritable saturnalia of Kansas City Blues in one neat little package!
It all comes to a head on October 10th of 2010. Kansas City Blues Fans will gather at KC’s Blues version of Mt. Olympus , Knuckleheads to celebrate the 50th birthday of Rock’n’Rick, who will be joined onstage by Trampled Under Foot, the band that backed him on his CD! Rick says since the “Beat a Demon” CD never really had a proper release party, so he is looking at this event as a release party nearly 2 years after the fact. But hey, let us not get bogged down by chronological syllogization. If you miss this one, you are missing one outstanding event!