Blues Blastoff- Holy Cow Baby

Ricky T

Dynamic, guitar driven rockin' blues... a masterful performance!

Rick Tobey is a skilled, highly regarded multi-instrumentalist who resides and plays in and around New Orleans. This song is often performed live by Rick's band "Ricky T and the Rockets" and in his solo act "Ricky T and the Robots" where he plays and sings live over tracks he recorded in his studio; performing all parts and playing all the instruments.

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Blastoff Blues

Ricky T and the Rockets

Guitar and vocal driven Rockin' Blues and musical adventures...

Rick Tobey is a 5 time Blues Challenge winner from the Piedmont and Cape Fear region of North Carolina, and 20 year resident of New Orleans now living in Hammond LA. For more info and booking email ricktobey@rickyt.rocks and go to http://www.rickyt.rocks...

Reviews of his music and performance: “He tackled the stomp board, mouth harp and guitar with grace and fluidity. He blew the crowd away…” “The crowd remarked about his outstanding originality…” “...downright black snake hoochie coochie blues…” “This seriously entertaining set from the southern backroads defies the 'roots' label with the broad range of styles it encompasses, but it’s sure to satisfy listeners partial to that brand of music and then some …”

“Witness a harmonica rack strapped, fedora-outfitted dude playing a National Resophonic axe and chances are he’s a pedantic purist playing only the obscurest Delta material. Yet, given Rick Tobey’s unusual take, all preconceived notions derail right there. His repeated North Carolina migrations have left this New Jersey refugee-Louisiana transplant with an unmistakable Piedmont stamp that’s melded with a Mississippi Delta identity. That’s enough to turn things upside down which he adroitly does…”

“Tobey’s not anybody’s Blind Mississippi wannabe, which explains the African percussion dancing around his nimble fretwork, steel shaving slide and banshee-shaving harmonica wailing. Sometimes it feels as if it’s eerie blues for werewolves… while others are laid back enough guaranteed not to harsh your mellow. … he straps on a ’57 Gibson Les Paul Jr. and rocks out … a John Lee Hooker-meets Duane Allman type of encounter … Good stuff !”

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Calico Magic

Rick Tobey & The Chickenhead Blues Band

Incredible live performance of blues-jazz improvisation with great players including Benny Hill on sax, Taylor Lee on bass, and Gerard Torchio on drums- with Rick Tobey on guitar and vocals.

mag·ic [maj-ik] noun the art of producing illusions as entertainment by the use of sleight of hand, deceptive devices, etc.; legerdemain; conjuring: to pull a rabbit out of a hat by magic. the art of producing a desired effect or result through the use of incantation or various other techniques that presumably assure human control of supernatural agencies or the forces of nature. the use of this art: Magic, it was believed, could drive illness from the body. power or influence exerted through this art: a wizard of great magic.

im·pro·vise [im-pruh-vahyz] im·pro·vised, im·pro·vis·ing. verb (used with object)
to compose and perform or deliver without previous preparation; extemporize: to improvise an acceptance speech. to compose, play, recite, or sing (verse, music, etc.) on the spur of the moment. to make, provide, or arrange from whatever materials are readily available:

Blues [blooz] noun the blues, ( used with a plural verb ) depressed spirits; despondency; melancholy: This rainy spell is giving me the blues. ( used with a singular verb ) Jazz . a song, originating with American blacks, that is marked by the frequent occurrence of blue  notes, and that takes the basic form, customarily improvised upon in performance, of a 12-bar chorus consisting of a 3-line stanza with the second line repeating the first. the genre constituting such songs.

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Rick Tobey plays Willie Dixon

Rick Tobey

Sounds great, just buy it, you'll love it!

“I was born in a south Louisiana chicken coop with a bottle neck on my little finger and a guitar in my hand. Been playin’ dem Chickenhead Blues for a thousand years, from the Mississippi Delta to the North Carolina Piedmont, from the Cape Fear River Basin to the Smokey Mountains.” Rick Tobey’s latest CD “CHICKEN ROAD” was a top ten finalist in the 2010 BEST SELF-PRODUCED CD COMPETITION. His debut CD “CHICKENHEAD BLUES” was declared to be “one if the best sounding, well produced blues CDs ever recorded!” The Chickenhead Blues Band won the 2007 Cape Fear Blues Society Blues Challenge; he won the 2009 Cape Fear Blues Society Solo Blues Challenge and the 2010 Triangle Blues Society Solo Blues Challenge. His current CD “RICK TOBEY PLAYS WILLIE DIXON (the Chickenhead Blues Way)” is a contender in this year’s IBC BEST SELF-PRODUCED CD COMPETITION. For more info or bookings call 985-981-1753.

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Live Chickenhead! - The Chickenhead Blues Band

Rick Tobey

Recorded LIVE at the Rusty Nail Saloon, Wilmington, NC- July 24th, 2009

Rick Tobey- guitar, vocals, harp, drums on “Oh Well” (studio overdub) Dave Hervey- bass, vocals Perry Smith- percussion, guitar on “Pretty Thing”, “Oh Well”, “One Two, 1,2” Troy Pierce- drums

recorded LIVE at the Rusty Nail Saloon, Wilmington, NC- July 24th, 2009 engineered by Bordly Palk mixed and mastered by Rick Tobey any questions call Rick Tobey @ 985-981-1753 © 2010 Rick Tobey

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Chicken Road

Rick Tobey

Traditional and original Blues and other musical adventures… Currently one of the top 12 semi-finalists of the International Best Self-Produced CD Competition. Winner to be announced in Memphis on January 23rd, 2010.

Sweet Gypsy, won't you take my hand, will you speak my fortune, tell me what is the plan? She said "fi fye fiddle e-eye-oh, get back to Chicken Road..."

Winner of the 2009 Cape Fear Blues Challenge!

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Chickenhead Blues

Rick Tobey

Blues man, playin dem chickenhead blues. Traditional and original Delta Blues and other musical adventures…

Rick “The Conqueroo” Tobey Born in a south Louisiana chicken coop with a bottle neck on my little finger and a guitar in my hand. Been playin’ dem Chickenhead Blues for a thousand years, from the Mississippi Delta to the North Carolina Piedmont, from the Cape Fear River Basin to the rolling hills of Virginia. The Chickenhead Blues Band won the 2007 Cape Fear Blues Society Blues Challenge and went on to perform at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Closer to the Sun

Cyberscape

Jazzy, Ambient, thematic, melodic electronic instrumentals- enhanced with beautiful electric guitar and percussion. Some tracks luscious musicscapes, some spooky and mysterious... Rocktronic, the NEW genre!

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Do Cyborgs Dream of Electric Guitars?

Cyberscape

Experience the newest music genre: "Rocktronic"- A fresh, original blend of melodic electric rock guitar and electronic music.

Reality escape reality escape reality escape reality... Take a journey into the invisible realm of SOUND IN TIME, of rhythm and dance, of mystery and joy... the magical realm of Music. CYBERSCAPE is the creation of Musician-Composer R.G. Tobey- Guitarist, Keyboard Artist, and Percussionist. Musical styles include melodic rock, electronic, "rocktronic" trance, dance, and techno, dreamy new age, sci-fi, and "smooth rock'n'jazz".

Musical influences Vangeles, Peter Green, Tangerine Dream, Chemical Brothers, Enya, Pat Metheny, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Cynic Project, 303infinity, Bassic, PPK, Astral Projection.

Credits Music composed, performed, and recorded by R.G. Tobey at PeggySawUs Productions, Hammond, LA. Background vocals and moral support provided lovingly by Cyndy Marie.

Instruments electronic keyboards, electric guitar, drums, voice

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It's Amazing- With Too Much Coffee

Rick Tobey

Singer-songwriter with a deep, rich, unique voice whose songs encompass a variety of styles, including folk, blues, rock, and jazz. Too Much Coffee features CHRIS YOUNG on Vocals and Rhythm Guitar and ROLAND FANGUE on Electric Bass and Backup Vocals.

Rick Tobey is a singer-songwriter with a deep, rich, unique voice whose songs encompass a variety of styles, including folk, blues, rock, and jazz. "Too Much Coffee", features CHRIS YOUNG on Vocals and Rhythm Guitar and ROLAND FANGUE on Electric Bass and Backup Vocals. Their first CD, entitled IT'S AMAZING ! was recorded in New Orleans. This recording presents a blend of very original rock, jazzy electric instrumentals, and sweet acoustic ballads.

His lyrics can be sensitive, sweet, and witty, and he is an accomplished guitarist whose melodic lead guitar solos are suggestive of Peter Green, Pat Metheny, and Dickey Betts. He can be seen in area clubs and coffee houses, performing solo or with the band.

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