Fast Johnny Ricker
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Fast Johnny Ricker

Kansas City, Kansas, United States | SELF

Kansas City, Kansas, United States | SELF
Band Rock Blues

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Fast Johnny Ricker @ check www.fastjohnny.com for current listings.

Kansas City, Kansas, USA

Kansas City, Kansas, USA

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"Johnny Ricker currently holds pride of place as the Best Electric Guitar in the Midwest. Wear flame retardant in your hair 'cos this band is hot." - Stephen Davis, former music editor 'Rolling Stone Magazine', author of 'Hammer of the Gods', and 'Bo


"Johnny Ricker currently holds pride of place as the Best Electric Guitar in the Midwest. Wear flame retardant in your hair 'cos this band is hot." - Stephen Davis, former music editor 'Rolling Stone Magazine', author of 'Hammer of the Gods', and 'Bo


"You won't be sitting long once Fast Johnny takes the stage. Led by fast and furious guitar ace Johnny Ricker, this trio will get you on your feet. Ricker's prowess on slide and lap steel guitars has become legendary." - Kansas City Star


"You won't be sitting long once Fast Johnny takes the stage. Led by fast and furious guitar ace Johnny Ricker, this trio will get you on your feet. Ricker's prowess on slide and lap steel guitars has become legendary." - Kansas City Star


"This three piece band explodes with deep rooted, progressive talent that sends your soul flying. On a scale of 1 to 10, this is a 'SHA-MOKIN' 10!" - Bluesletter, Nashville, TN


"This three piece band explodes with deep rooted, progressive talent that sends your soul flying. On a scale of 1 to 10, this is a 'SHA-MOKIN' 10!" - Bluesletter, Nashville, TN


Fast Johnny Ricker's new release, "Arise & Dig" is more than great guitar music. It is a mythological pilgrimage of great depth...This is a marvelously realized and highly evolved production. This release is worth it, a masterwork. - Kansas City Blues News Magazine


Fast Johnny Ricker's new release, "Arise & Dig" is more than great guitar music. It is a mythological pilgrimage of great depth...This is a marvelously realized and highly evolved production. This release is worth it, a masterwork. - Kansas City Blues News Magazine


"If you like your guitar sound big, this one's for you." - CD Review


"If you like your guitar sound big, this one's for you." - CD Review


{Like} Cubism and Picasso where form is exploded and then reassembled in a unique vision...creative power wielded like a welding torch, sparks flying everywhere... - Kansas City Blues News


{Like} Cubism and Picasso where form is exploded and then reassembled in a unique vision...creative power wielded like a welding torch, sparks flying everywhere... - Kansas City Blues News


...the grittiness of Jimmy Thackery, the raw power of Jimi Hendrix, and the depth of Stevie Ray. - Tulsa Blues Society News


...the grittiness of Jimmy Thackery, the raw power of Jimi Hendrix, and the depth of Stevie Ray. - Tulsa Blues Society News


"Put two black cats in a burlap bag and toss them in the Missouri River. Fast Johnny is what comes boiling up." - Pat Horton, President


"Put two black cats in a burlap bag and toss them in the Missouri River. Fast Johnny is what comes boiling up." - Pat Horton, President


Discography

Also, check out www.fastjohnny.com
Discography includes -
Drivin' Me Blue - Red Hot Records (1995)
Power & Light - Radiance Records (2001)
Bare Bones - Self released (2003)
Arise & Dig - Self released (2008)

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Bio

Fast Johnny Ricker is a blazing blues-rock guitarist and slide master. Johnny leads a melt-down power trio, which includes his son, Davis, on bass and vocals, and drummer Gary Miller. Johnny's incendiary guitar style and original song writing have been described as a high voltage combination of psychedelic rock with Texas and Delta blues traditions.
Johnny has shared the bill or performed with The Fabulous Thunderbirds w/ Jimmie Vaughn, Johnny Winter, Double Trouble, Junior Brown, Sonny Landreth, Leon Russell, Nick Lowe, Charlie Musselwhite, George Thorogood, Commander Cody, Bo Diddley and many others. He has played festivals on the same bill with Bob Dylan, Joe Walsh, Albert King, Jonny Lang, Luther Allison, Etta James and The Red Devils. The band has performed throughout the Midwest from Chicago to Texas to Nashville.
Johnny's latest release, 'Arise & Dig', sounds distinctly Fast Johnny at the wheel of a fuel injected guitar with colliding pieces of Cream, Hendrix, Mountain, Texas Blues, etc., all crashing together for a dynamic live performance!
Besides his own band, one of Johnny's latest projects was a sellout show with "The Tommy Bolin Reunion Band".
The band featured original members from the late Tommy Bolin's band 'Energy' and included
Tommy Stephenson - keyboards (Tommy Bolin, Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, The Band).
Bobby Berge - drums (Tommy Bolin, Buddy Miles).
Johnnie Bolin, Tommy's brother, also joined in on drums and guitar.
Tommy Bolin's guitar parts were shared by Jeff Scheetz and Fast Johnny.