Richie P & Someone Else's Kids

Richie P & Someone Else's Kids

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Richie Pollack is not your garden variety harmonicist. He deliberatley challenges style and stereotype at every given opportunity. Richie is outgoing, accomplished at his instrument, personable and gregarious, also a great singer and loves to have fun with his audience and the band. www.richiep.net

Biography

Considered by many to be Western Canadas cross-harp ambassador, Richie Pollack is a diatonic harmonica player known for his versatility and unique style. He blends his influences from New Orleans rock to African influenced instrumental, vibey gospel to down and dirty blues into blues music that is uniquely his. He has been deliberately challenging the stereotype of the diatonic harmonica by challenging himself with every opportunity to tackle different styles of music on his own and with much encouragement from the fantastic musical community that surrounds him. One thing for certain is that Richie Pollack plays the livin tar outta that little ole tin-sandwich!

Discography

"Stew" - Richie Pollack
"The Fabulous Jump Daddies" - The Jump Daddies
Guest Artist:
"Crosseyed Cat" -Donald Ray, Donald Ray Johnson'
"God Blind Me","Down Where The River Meets The Sea" - Saxman, Mike Clark
"Like A Gambler Changes Vests", "The Fool You Always Knew" - Indigo Incidents, Tim Williams
"Buckeye PowerKing" - EST 1968, Ralf Buschmeyer
Media:
RDTV (Red Deer Television statin I.D.)
World Of Horses (Discovery Channel)
Death Of Skyline (Discovery Channel
The Snow Eater (Westmount Productions and Ellis Ent.)
Solomon Skis/General Motors

Set List

A typical festival set runs anywhere from 30-75 minutes depending on the needs of the festival itself. We are also happy to play 2 sets per show (45-60 min. each) again depending on the nature of the venue/festival.
At this point of my career I do include cover material as well but I try to keep it somewhat obscure and often by other indie or lesser known artists.
A typical set would look something like this and run a little over an hour:

DOWN HOME
GO ON FOOL
KEEP ON WORKIN
SATISFACTATION
LASHES
TCHOUPITOULAS GROOVE
COUNTRY SIDE OF LIFE
PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE
WHAT TIME DOES THE BUS LEAVE
HIGHLIFE
MESS AROUND
LIP SERVICE
HEART ATTACK AND VINE
SHOOBADOO
MAMA AND PAPA
BREAKINÕ IN THE FAST LANE
JERSEY GIRL
SICK AND TIRED
TAKE MY LOVE