With the fate of live music in our city in dire straits, and covid-19 still a major threat, we are sidelined for the foreseeable future. Watch for streaming shows the coming weeks. Stay safe!
Ripcord release two albums in 2019.
Beginning in 2017, the band recorded our next studio effort along with our now departed brother Dave Read. It ended up taking the long way home, but we think it was worth it. Entitled The Last Dance, we consider it the best work we've done with our previous lineup,
and is dedicated to Dave.
Now available for purchase.
Soon after we began another project with guests galore including Pete McMahon, Liz Strodel, Mark Gibson, and Earl Slick. Recorded live in the studio, it captured a raw blues edge and a retro vibe.
The Debut of The West Side Social Club is upon us.
Also available for purchase
"In a day and age when blues albums are rarely recorded with the exception of legend Buddy Guy or Gary Clark Jr. this recording is a breath of fresh air !
Recorded on tape, and for the most part live. This record sounds and feels like it was recorded at
2120 S. Michigan Ave. ! (CHESS RECORDS)I am proud to be a part of it !"