Rick toured with legendary STAX soul organ monster Booker T for 3 weeks in spring 2009 in support of Booker's Grammy winning CD Potato Hole. The tour started on the east coast, then over to the Netherlands, back to San Francisco and all up into the great Northwest. The band included buddies Ronnie James Weber & Troy Gonyea, alumnus of the Fabulous T-Bird's.
Upcoming Tour Dates
02/16/18Bow, WA Skagit Valley (Mavis)
02/17/18Bow, WA Skagit Valley (Mavis)
02/21/18Greenville, SC Peace Center (Mavis)
" 'We've come tonight to bring you some joy, some happiness, inspiration and some positive vibrations!' Mavis Staples tells the audience at Chicago's Hideout club, a promise she stylishly fulfills in a set drawn predominantly from last year's Ry Cooder produced We'll Never Turn Back album of civil rights anthems and blues.
RHB played on Mavis Staples' new live CD, released Nov. 4 2008 on Anti Records. Check it out...it's a raw, energetic, gritty recording from a small club in Chicago, IL. Mavis and the band are on fire!
A soggy someone posted this live clip of RHB powering through pouring down rain at the 2007 Diversity Festival in Pittsburgh, PA. That's Rick, Hodges and Jeff. You can also see Yvonne Staples, Donny Gerrard and Chavonne Morris (backup singers with Mavis) clapping hands in the back. And of course that's Mavis Staples' HUGE voice urging the band on! It's a cool clip. Check it...
Look for the south bay weekly paper Easy Reader this week. There's a story on Rick, or so we've been told, complete with a photo and interview. Look for RHB at Cafe Boogaloo this Friday Nov 23...Stephen Hodges, Jeff Turmes and Rick will tear it up from 9:30 PM 'til the cops shut it down. Work off your turkey day calories and then some. See below for the link to the Easy Reader story...