Guitarist and KC native Ryan Harvey had a dream. He had a dream to bring back the blues. Little did he know that one day, he would. In the late 2000s, he met a drummer by the name of Brandon Ripley. They started jamming and soon formed The Blue Tick Hounds. Later, they added Jack Highley on harmonica and Cody Emerson on bass. Thus, The Blue Tick Hounds were complete. And there was much rejoicing. Ladies and Gentleman, The Blue Tick Hounds.