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Richy Kicklighter / Bio

About Richy Kicklighter. Writes and plays blues , jazz, worldbeat, new age, reggae, r&b, and funk. Richy is known for his soulful and melodic blues guitar style and is considered to be one of the very best . He plays both acoustic and electric and writes and produces his own music. Richy Kicklighter has 9 cds released on the blues , jazz and world beat/folk formats that have charted and received airplay on radio and tv internationally. Richy got a start with the Delrays band playing r&b and soul and worked with Rufus Thomas, Eddie Floyd, Bo Diddley, Little Johnny Taylor, Pigmeat Markum, Willy Hightower and more. After a few years with the Delrays he meant Sammy Lawhorn while jammimg with the Muddy Waters band, Sammy moved to Florida and Richy and Sammy played together in the Jukes blues band for a year or so from there Richy moved to New York city and worked with Tom Doucette former harmonica player for the Allman Bros. band. After New York City Richy moved to Macon Georgia where he played and jammed with everyone from the Allman bro. band to various members of James Brown and Otis Redding bands. Richy then joined T.S.S. for Talton, Stewart and Sandlin (Capricorn records), featuring Tommy Talton of Cowboy, Johnny Sandlin (Capricorn producer) and Bill Stewart Capricorn session drummer and featured Neil Larsen on piano. Moving to Atlanta Richy helped put together the legendary r&b/blues band Cool Breeze with singer Bill Sheffield. Cool Breeze was a leader on the blues circuit doing the east coast from New York to Florida and sharing the bill with Stevie Ray Vaughn, Room Full Of Blues, Night Hawks, Average White Band, Dixie Dreggs, John Hammond and many more. While living in Atlanta Richy was invited to join the Instigators reggae/blues/r&b/jazz group in Florida. Currently living in Sarasota he plays with the Richy Kicklighter Trio , Instigators , Big T and The Tornadoes and Democracy contact Richy for booking or music licensing phone 941 957 3516

General Info

Band Members
Joe Bruno (Bass) Richard Wega (drums)
Artist Name
Richy Kicklighter
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/richykicklighter
Genres
Blues / nu jazz / r&b/funk/reggae

Contact Info

Location
Sarasota, FL
Manager
midnightpassmusic 941 957 3516

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