Dwight Ritcher

Dwight Ritcher

BandR&BPop

Exploring the area between the emotional extremes where true experience is found, The Dwight Ritcher Band creates original soul-groove music from the heart.

Biography

Labeled as "Alternative R&B" by his fans, Dwight Ritcher could be compared to artists like Ben Harper, David Gray, and Norah Jones. While strong roots in Blues and R&B are undeniable, the sound is new, fresh, and always inspired. Led by Dwight's powerful voice, the band finds that elusive feel that's at the center of Soul music.

Since Dwight formed his band in the spring of 2001, the five musicians have not stood still. The Dwight Ritcher Band has toured the East Coast, from Maine to Georgia, written 30+ songs and recorded 2 albums, their exciting debut album Drive Around Town and the recently released Radioman. Again Dwight chose to record at the legendary Fort Apache Studios in Cambridge, MA. Splitting their time between New York City and Boston Dwight and his band have become regular fixtures at The Paradise, Johnny D’s, Harper’s Ferry, The Knitting Factory (NYC), and The Living Room (NYC).

“A bright new face on the scene, Ritcher plays a lively, fan favorite brew of rock and blues with a horn section added for just the right spice…” – Steve Morse, Boston Globe

“Rarely do I get a CD that is head and shoulders above everything else; one that stands out as audibly amazing.!” – Cecily Crebb, KXCI, Tucson Arizona

Discography

Drive Around Town - 2002 Self Released
Radioman - 2004 Self Released

Since the release of Drive Around Town the response has been overwhelmingly positive. The album was serviced to national college, AAA, and Jazz radio, receiving airplay at over 100 stations including KUMD, KXCI, WKDU, KRVS, and WNCW. Drive Around Town also charted in the CMJ and FMQB charts. Radioman picks up where Drive Around Town left off. Meticulously produced by Ritcher and bassist Greg Paraskos, the album interweaves heartfelt ballads with punchier cuts in the funky soul tradition of Marvin Gaye and Al Green. A pair of solo acoustic tracks feature Dwight at his finest, lending a nice balance to the otherwise full sound provided by the band. Downbeat retro styling, appealing to fans of all ages, combines with an original voice to create a fresh sound that is gaining a steady following across the country.

Set List

Dwight Ritcher and his band have a list of over 30 original tunes that range from high energy rock and funk to Dwight's heartfelt soul ballads.