Rich Hope
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Rich Hope

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Dec
22
Rich Hope @ The Main

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Dec
17
Rich Hope @ The Railway Club

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Dec
03
Rich Hope @ The Lamplighter Pub

Vancouer, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouer, British Columbia, Canada

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The Vancouver Province – November 15, 2005


Rich Hope and His Evil Doers: Self-Titled (Maximum Music)


“Shake This Joint Around” is the most direct introduction to an album to come since ZZ Top tore through “Thunderbird” on Fandango. The comparison is a fair one, too. Toss in a bit of Johnny Winter, Humble Pie and Mick, Keef and the lot and you’ve got this no-frills trio’s touchstones. But there’s so much more. A searing guitarist with a ragged snarl, Hope can croon high-lonesome, too (“Love or Death”, “Boxcar”). Wherever his beautifully crafted tales take him, the band beats with a pulse as steady as a piledriver, rolling forward like a lone freight across an endless prairie. A

- SD

- The Vancouver Province


Rich Hope and his Evil Doers – Rich Hope and his Evil Doers
(Maximum/Universal) - Vancouver’s Rich Hope and his Evil Doers fuse R.L.
Burnside with Hank Williams to create a truly satisfying album of ass kickin
’ blues rock that drips with Jaggeresque swagger and southern twang. ****
out of *****

Submitted by Bruce Leperre for the Winnipeg Free Press on Sunday, December
04, 2005
- Winnipeg Free Press


Locals in the know have been waiting a long time for Vancouver-based country-blues rocker Rich Hope to follow up his 1999 debut. After a stint with John Ford, Hope returns with a record that alternates between the raucous and the heartbreaking. Hope demonstrates his abilities in both areas, lamenting acoustically in "Pain And Strength" and "Trailer Girl," but mostly the album just cooks like nobody's business. Hope pays homage to traditional forms with the driving "Sally Your Parents Ain't Home" and the Mississippi-hill-country blues influence of the grinding "Swamp Thing." With his raw, throaty vocal style and killer backing band, you'll want to head to the nearest roadhouse to booze and brawl. Shannon Whibbs


- Chart Magazine


Discography

Rich Hope and his Evil Doers, 2005
John Ford: "Bullets For Dreamers", 2003
John Ford: s/t ,2000
Good to Go, 1998

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Bio

Vancouver’s Rich Hope ignites the soul the way only good roots rock ‘n’ roll can, like fine campfire whiskey, and haystack sex. He’s one of the best blues explosions since Howlin’ Wolf. Alone, he delivers more musical strokes than most four-piece rock bands. Backed by his Evil Doers, Rich Hope serves up some chicken fried fuzzed out blues and a tear in your beer to wash it down with. Stand up and shout it then sit down and cry about it. Foot stompin' free-for-alls and country laments meet right where Bob Dylan, Mississippi Fred MacDowell, R.L. Burnside and Hank Williams sit down together to eat BBQ and drink whiskey. Hope is the real deal. Outstanding electric country blues.