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The Rick Hammond Band has existed since 2001, playing the kind of Blues that dancers enjoy. The current lineup is by far the most cohesive, performing a combination of Jump Blues, Rocking Blues, and traditional Blues. The band plays charged, high powered electric performances and also more mellow acoustic Americana Blues.
The Band has recently performed at a variety of venues, from intimate clubs and casinos, to large outdoor events. (Yes, we play blues at casinos and that is rare in Northern Nevada!)
The Rick Hammond Band recently made the Semifinals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. We are hoping to keep the momentum growing with hard work, new bookings, and a lot of good times!
The Rick Hammond Band members are:
Bruce Seidel on Drums and backing vocals
Freddy Mills on Harmonica and Vocals
Kevin Vidal on Bass and backing vocals
Rick Hammond on Guitar and Vocals
Recent Venues and Events performed at include:
International Blues Challenge, Memphis TN, 2014
El Dorado BBQ, Brews and Blues, Reno NV, 2013
Spring and Fall Street Vibrations, Reno and Sparks, NV 2013
Best of the West Rib Cook Off, Reno/Sparks 2013
Portola, CA City Lights, 2013
Yerington, NV, Arts and Blues Festival, 2013
Carson City, NV, Jazz and Beyond Music Festival, 2013
Corvette Club, Reno NV.
Harrah's South Lake Tahoe, CA
Caron City Nuggett
Great Basin Brewery, Sparks NV
High Sierra Brewing Co, Carsen City NV