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The Legendary RT and Friends / Press

“Sredni Vollmer Rick's Longtime Loyal--and Very Talented--Sideman Anyone who followed Rick's career--in the '80s and '90s will remember Sredni Vollmer. For a good part of both decades, Sredni accompanied Rick--and sometimes The Band as well--as both a harmonica player and a backup/harmony singer. If you were fortunate enough to have seen Rick and Sredni as a duo--a very frequent configuration-- you may remember Sred as highly animated, sometimes almost visually comical in his delivery--contorting his slim-as-a-whip body every which way as he found notes on that harp some of us didn't even know existed, long hair disheveled, eyes closed, one eyebrow raised as he belted out "Little Red Rooster" or "Walkin' Blues", smiling from ear to ear as he watched Sredni channeling Joe Cocker. I've always felt that Sredni's musicianship was underrated..It was not unusual for fans to shout "SRED-NEE!" in between the many calls of "DANK-OH!!"--he had his own legion of fans. . ”

“ Arthur Hine, aka RT, has been a quiet background influence in American recorded music for over 40 years. Along the way he had a record company (Armtrac Records), managed one of the greatest unknown bands in history (Sneaky Cookin’), and wrote songs for various artists, such as Howie Wyeth and Marianne Faithful. Nothing seemed to ever gel with his ironic lyrics, catchy tunes and off beat rhythms. A living legend and world renowned harmonica player, Woodstock artist Sredni Vollmer co-wrote and recorded the Philadelphia International hit song "No-Tell Motel" with Don Covey. He has recorded with Leslie West (Mountain), Rick Danko, Kinky Freedman, Colin Linden and many others. Sredni performed on stage with The Band, Hot Tuna, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Bob Dylan, and has been a member of groups like the Woodstock Mountains Revue and Sunshine and the Flashbacks. ”