Ricky Red Maxwell
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Ricky Red Maxwell

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE
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RICKY RED MAXWELL

Ricky Red Maxwell has performed in the 70’s and 80’s, as the lead singer for groups such as: T.H.E.M., Majestic Arrows, and Desoto. Desoto was chosen as the number one group in town, and won the distinguished 1987 Chicago Sullivan Award.

During this time to present, Maxwell has continued to perform in many other Chicago special events and summer festivals. He won the National Gold Medal for the Veteran’s Creative Arts Festival at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He won first-place out of 3,000 entries in two categories of the National Music Competition: instrumentation with vocal and movement; (pop, classical, Broadway, patriotic, and religious). He has also performed for various political figures, which is also quite impressive, campaigning for well-known people such as Cook County Commissioner Jerry “Iceman” Butler, the late Mayor Harold Washington, (lending a huge helping hand with the arrangement of Washington’s renowned slogan and song, "Nobody but Harold"), and Chicago’s very own Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Maxwell began singing and playing music at the very young age of ten. His generosity and community participation also includes dedication and loyal support to help military veterans and families across the nation, Hands Across America, Back-to-School Parades, After-Five Magazine, (special affairs), and many others.

Maxwell comes from a family with an interesting musical background. Both his mother and father was a vocalist. His father played the guitar for artists such as Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, and Muddy Waters. His brother, Ren'e, was also a very well-known lyricist who has written for Lucky Cordell, Clarence Johnson, and he also wrote the campaign slogan and song "Nobody But Harold" for Mayor Harold Washington. His sister, Barbara LeShore, is a well-known female blues vocalist and she is also one of the first ladies of blues. All were an inspiration to Mr. Maxwell indeed! Now Mr. Maxwell is pursuing his life-long dream of recording his first CD, "Blue-Eyed Blues", while working with the Record Family Music Group. It also includes a new video release entitled, "Get Your Roll On", with Dreamtree Entertainment.

Maxwell believes his life has more meaning by sharing his music throughout the world. His music is both inspirational and spiritual, which makes it a delight, because what comes from the heart touches the heart.

The smooth, groovy sounds of the band performs all different types of live music, which includes: Jazz, Contemporary, Easy-Listening, Rhythmn & Blues, and dance music. The band has multiple years of musical experience touring, years of musical interpretations, and professionalism. His complete band package includes a drummer, base, guitar, two keyboard players, a three-piece horn section, two background singers, and the lead singer, Maxwell. The band can be expanded, and/or tailor-fit to meet your specific needs, goals, and expectations.