The Ripcords can be heard most weekends in CNY rippin’ through Roots, Rock-a-Billy, Country, Blues, Swing, and music influenced by both New Orleans, Bakersfield and more.
The Ripcords have performed across the northeast to crowds in New York City and Boston as well as their home in Central New York at events including the New York State Blues Festival, Taste of Syracuse, Central New York Jazz Fest, the Inner Harbor Block Party, Tipp Hill Festival, Crawfish Festival and the Ganandagan Native American Festival.
The band and its members have opened for and played on bills with such noted musicians as Santana, Steve Miller, Little Feat, Dickie Betts, Blues Traveler, Ry Cooder, Rick Derringer, Phish, John Lee Hooker, Edgar Winter, Leon Russell, Kim Simmonds, Terrance Simien, Gene Taylor, Bill Kirchen, and Chip Taylor over the years.
This group has won a SAMMY's for best Americana album and was nominated for Best Blues album 2013. Also known for their song "If You Love Me" featured in the movie Crooked Arrow.