Ricky King Russell Bio

In these days of sampled and computer-generated music,
it is refreshing to hear music the way it is meant to
be played - honestly and with soul!
Ricky "King" Russell is one of the Blues'
most seasoned performers and brightest talents.

Taking his cue from Blues masters past and present,
Ricky plays with passion and style. His 4 CDs are radio
favorites and the song, "Big Boy" has been featured on the
House of Blues Radio Hour with Dan Aykroyd.

Ricky is a guitarist/vocalist/songwriter fifty-year musician
with a list of credits and accomplishments too long to list here. Described as "Volcanic" by the Boston Globe, Ricky
always delivers from the heart. He has appeared with such
notables as David "Honey Boy" Edwards, John Lee Hooker,
Eddie Clearwater, Mighty Sam McClain, Ronnie Earl,
Jerry Portnoy, Duke Robillard, Kim Wilson,
Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton (Double Trouble),
Susan Tedeschi, Toni Lynn Washington, Roomful of Blues, James Montgomery, Sugar Ray Norcia, Debbie Davies,
Steve Miller and many others.

He was a featured artist at the original House of Blues in Cambridge, MA and Harvard University has bestowed upon him an honorary "Doctorate of the Blues".

Ricky sitting with guitar
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