ASTONISHING -- the Kelly Richey Band
Brace yourself: this is hyperbole for some, heretical for others.
I’ve seen most of ‘em. Allman Beck Betts Buchanan Chang Clapton Frampton Garcia Garvey Hampton Haque Haynes Hendrix Herring Kellerman Kimock McLaughlin Page Rundgren Schnier Sheppard Tedeschi Trucks West Winter Zappa. Lots more.
I have never seen a better guitar performance than I just saw (Saturday 01.19.13) by Kelly Richey at Ace’s Lounge in Bradenton. Maybe as good, but not better.
Oddly enough, I went because Freekbass was playing with her, and I am a huge fan. And he was… Freekbass! One of a kind. Excellent. And he led me to Kelly Rickey and her drummer, Jen Yates.
Go see her if she is ever in your vicinity. Check out her YouTube videos. I hope I can figure how to put up the 16:30 closing version of “Crossroads” currently residing on my phone. Every festival needs to give her a real hard look. She can stand on stage with ANYBODY. Check her out:http://www.kellyrichey.com/home.cfmhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fltzZNnR-I8