Rich Hopkins and the Luminarios

Rich Hopkins and the Luminarios

 Tucson, Arizona, USA
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Founder and lead guitarist of Tucson's premiere desert rock band The Sidewinders, Rich Hopkins rocks mightily in the trad. of Neil Young and has the sonic intergrity of Guided by Voices.

Biography

Rich Hopkins and the Luminarios have been recording for Gernmany's BLUE ROSE RECORDS since 1995. They have released 13 albums since 1993.
Rich's first band, SIDEWINDERS and then SAND RUBIES have written and recorded 7 albums for Mammoth, RCA, Polygram and Ensign records 1988-2007.
I have toured relentlessly in Europe since 1995 and most recently teamed up with Houston's Lisa Novak to record LOVELAND IN 2007. Lisa is now writing with Rich and playing in the Luminarios along with AUSTIN'S JON SANCHEZ, GEORGE DURON, KEN ANDREE, DUANE HOLLIS and ALAN ANDERSON.

Discography

1988..SIDEWINDERS "CUACHA"..SAN JACINTO Records/DEMON.
1989. SIDEWINDERS .WITHCDOCTOR..MAMMOTH/RCA
1990..SIDEWINDERS AUNTIE RAMOS POOL HALL RCA
1993..SAND RUBIES.. SAND RUBIES...POLYGRAM
1997..SAND RUBIES..RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD..BLUE ROSE
1999..SAND RUBIES...RELEASE THE HOUNDS...BLUE ROSE
2000...SAND RUBIES LIVE AT ALTE MALTZEREI GERMANY BLUE ROSE
2006 SAND RUBIES...MAS CUACHA..BLUE ROSE/SAN JACINTO
all these albums are available available digitally.