We have a few exciting shows coming up in February that you won't want to miss!
The boys and I will be at Strange Brew in Manchester, N.H., on Friday, Feb. 14 - bring your sweetheart! - and we'll also be takin' the stage at Chan's in Woonsocket, R.I., on Friday, Feb. 21 - bring anyone you can! Get your tix for that show early - get 'em here!: http://www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com/calendar.htm
Last but not least, you'll find us jammin' at The Backpage in Lowell on Saturday, Feb. 22. I love the vibe and the people at this great venue!
And, speaking of February, we've gotten the ball rolling on our series of Sunday Brunches at the British Beer Co. in Walpole, Mass.! We fired things up on Sunday, February 9 and plan to cruise right on through until they pull the plug on us at the end of June! Be sure to join the 'Revival' and pay us a visit between 1 and 4 p.m. It's always a spirited Sunday afternoon hang!"
About The Racky Thomas Band
The Racky Thomas Band has been a torchbearer for the blues since its formation in 1995, when Racky Thomas collaborated with bassist Todd Carson, guitarist Nick Adams, and drummer Ted Larkin to make a demo cd, and do some gigs around the Boston area. Thomas spent '96 and early '97 abroad before returning to Boston, with the intent of putting the band back together and taking another stab at cracking the blues scene.
After an invitation to enter Boston's 1997 Battle of The Blues Bands, and the addition of pianist Ron Poster, the band went on to win, and traveled to Memphis to compete on a national level. Failing to make the finals in Memphis, the band traveled home; humbled, yet with a stronger resolve.
Following the departures of Larkin and Poster; the band-- in various formations --has forged ahead; releasing four critically acclaimed, independently produced cd's, including their most recent effort, 'Hard Travelin', and making numerous club and festival appearances; opening for such luminaries as Luther 'Guitar' Jr. Johnson, Ronnie Earl, and Sue Tedeschi; highlighted by a trip to France in 2010, to perform at the Terri Thouars festival. Moving forward, Thomas plans to release a solo acoustic cd featuring his delta, and country blues influences; as well as make another trip to the studio (or club for a live recording!) in 2011 or 2012. Stay tuned...