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“ James "Super Chikan" Johnson slaps hands with Ryan J. Rigdon, left, after playing together at Super Chikan's set at the W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival Saturday afternoon, June 15, 2013. Rigdon, who is from Evansville, said he's always wanted to meet Super Chikan and was honored when he asked him on the stage to play with him.”

“Rigdon & Gatewood, lay down some of the best blues riffs you’ll hear in town. From their sound to their look, there is no doubting these guys are keeping the blues tradition alive. After one listen you’ll know they’re the real deal - true blues picked predominately on acoustic resonator guitars. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think they had come straight from the Delta.”

"I've heard Ryan play electric, rock-inflected Blues, as well as traditional acoustic Blues; and he's equally at home in both. He has a passion and respect for the music that drives him to carry the torch."

“Hell yeah, man, I dig it! Was just singing that song around the house a few days ago. Probably my favorite Robert Johnson song.”