The Blues Gypsys
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The Blues Gypsys


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"The Blues Gypsies At Paseo Colorado"

This is a high-energy blues act. They play everything from traditional to contemporary blues with a style that’s gained them a reputation for keeping crowds on their feet to the bluesy beat with a full musical complement of guitar, bass, keyboards, trumpet, sax and trombone. The band is headed up by guitarist/vocalist Ricky Parish, who was once the featured guitarist with legendary “Boogie Man” John Lee Hooker. - The Pasadena Weekly

"Former Blues Gypsies Drummer gets a hand"

Los Angeles- Tory "Spud" Tampico, Former Drummer for the Blues Super Group The Blues Gypsys has been admitted to the Ronald Reagan Hospital for the Criminally Unstable. Tampico's short stint with the group included a small tour of El Segundo and parts South. Tampico, a former Executive from Jolt Cola, and Snap-oN Tools joined the group in 2005. After marrying a spokes Model from Snap-oN Tools, he left the company and sought employment elsewhere. Currently, he is performing in a Drum Circle along the Beach Waste Dumping area in Orange County. Good Luck Spud!

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Paradise On Two Legs- 2004
Current CD Project- Just Another Card In The Hat(due out in May 2008)



Ricky P. Grew up in a middle class home on the East Coast. His main influences coming up were John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He moved to Los Angeles in 1986. Taking guitar lessons from many local Guitar Heros. In 1998, Ricky moved to Tucson, AZ. He formed a trio called Ricky P. & The Blues Monsoon. They enjoyed local success. In 1999, in a chance meeting, Ricky was introduced to Diane Hooker-Roan. Daughter of Blues Legend John Lee Hooker. Ricky was invited to perform with John Lee in Phoenix, AZ. That performance gave way to many opportunities for Ricky. He was a featured guitarist with John lee Hooker until John's untimely death in 2001. In 2003, Ricky returned to his old stompin' grounds of Pasadena, CA. He formed the Blues Gypsys. Combining a blend of many different styles, they are sought after by many local clubs and Venues in So. Cal. The sheer mind bending skills of Ricky on guitar leaves many audiences wondering where his future lies. Surely he will go on to the heights of a Guitar Legend!