Is an America Blues guitarists, singer,songwriter.Type of blues: Chicago,Memphis and Mississippi Hill Country. Born June 2 1956 in Gary Indiana grew up near south Chicago IL. Began playing guitar at the age of 10. As a young man he played on Halsted street,Maxwell street,Rush street in Chicago IL. Dicky is a regular on Beale Street in Memphis Tennessee and has performed at the Rum Boogie Cafe, Mr Handy's Blues Hall and the 152 Club. Mr. James also plays regularly at Ground Zero,Reds,Stone Pony,Bluesberry Cafe all located in Clarksdale Mississippi. Dicky performs regularly at the Slippery Noodle Inn Indianapolis Indiana over the years Dicky has shared the stage with Blues Greats: Little Joe Berson,Barrelhouse Chuck,Cedric Burnside,Dave Kimbrough the 3rd,Dan McCafferty,Earl The Pearl Banks,Robert Belfour,Koko Taylor,Grady Champion,Watermelon Slim, Biscuit Miller, Doc Malone,Blind Mississippi Morris, Rod Piazza, Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows, Mick Kolassa, The Blue Flames, Stacy Mitchhart,Washboard Shorty, Blue (Gill) Fuller, and good friend Sean "Bad Apple".
"the blues is like a jealous lover. You be true to her, she'll be true to you"
Larry Long (Washboard Shorty). Is a blues Drummer and Washboard Player he also plays Harmonica,Cajon,Stomp Box,Congas,Bongos. Mr. Long has been playing Drums for over 40 years and as been teaching Drums for over 27 years And studied under Tony Adams to be a Drum Tech. Mr. Long as been endorsed by Attack Drum Heads,St. blues Guitars,Best Stomp Box,Soultone Cymbals,Saluda Cymbals,Peridore Custom Sticks,Seydel Harmonica's,Shaker Harmonica Microphones,Conquest Cables,Blows Me Away Productions Microphones. Shorty has shared the stage with blues greats such as Blind Mississippi Morris,Kenny Neal,Melvin Lee,Brad Webb,Watermelon Slim,Butch Mudbone,Clyde Roulett,Patrick Dodd,Chris Pitts,Amanda Fish,Chis Stevenson,Robert Tooms,Reverend Robert,Bob Corritore,Kingfish,Richard Rip Lee Pryor,Robert Kimbrough SR.,Deak Harp,Frank Monteleone,Dicky james,Vick Charles,Mark Cook and many others. Shorty also plays on Beale Street at B.B Kings regularly and at the Beale Street Music Festival and plays King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena Arkansas. Shorty has toured all over the country with Blind Mississippi Morris and Reverend Robert places like New York,Boston,Rhode Island,Kansas just to name a few
John Orie Stith
Early formative years spent outside Philadelphia. First band experiences in clubs on Jersey and Maryland coastal towns. Military family next moved to Wash DC and further experience in clubs and festivals in northern Virginia. After a stint in the Air Force put down roots in Indiana and has played music there and surrounding states in Blues, Classic Rock and R&B bands. Extensive studio work, pit orchestras, production companies, and house and touring bands through the years.
Dicky James and Washboard duo