With the onset of COVID 19, social un-rest around the country, and economic free fall, it has become clear that we are living in some tricky times for sure. As we try to balance playing live music with the responsibilities of containing the virus, there have been only but a few dates this summer. Harpoon Eddie's in Sylvan Beach has been the corner stone of our summer schedule. The last show there is fast approaching; coming up Saturday August 1st. The outdoor patio and stage are large enough to accommodate a large group while maintaining physical distance for a safe environment in which to catch a live show. This is likely the last time out for a us this year, we sure hope our friends and fans can be there with us. Keep the faith, 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 !"