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Third Coast Trio

Well friends, i can't believe after working and living in Nashville since 1995, i did not see it coming, that is, the new band and music connection within. Frankly am please to be playing and reaching another chapter of my life where i'm actually playing from an artist point of view. You know, back to the roots of where it all started, to the like of influences from Roy Buchanan, Roy Gallagher, Clapton, Dicky Betts, Al DiMeola, Santana, BB King and many many more. The BB King's Blues club has been so good to me and being very proud to have produced many shows and interviews with BB King the man himself. The Club is going to be close in January for renovation allowing a break for us in our third year to go into my son Ricky's studio and master live cuts from our shows at the Club in 2012. The CD project titled "Out of the Blue" should be released early 2013. Thanks to Mike Mayco, Third Coast Trio core member and veteran keyboardist dragging me to front line and got me to play my butt off, I'm finally back on course to completing my path where I left off in the great days of playing with Tangent. So, with the club closing for a month, we'll also get to cut some originals for our first in studio production as well. Take care and Happy Holidays to all! Peace in Christ;) Rick Armentrout