Cool Ricky Blues, formerly known as Ric-E-Bluez, is an independent blues artist doing blues his way. Not only has Ricky been performing the blues since 1998 with his self-entitled CD Ric-E-Bluez but he also writes and arranges his own music. Ricky’s mission is to bring young people to the blues scene by singing the blues with a twist.
His blues style has a contemporary feel infused with humor, soul, and an uplifting message. His first CD Ric-E-Bluez (1998) has soul stirring songs like Bad Feelin and I Shoulda Known and he added a little humor with Lemon Drop. His second CD Sexy Soul (2006) has an uplifting message with a song called That’s Why I Still Love You and a song that makes you want to dance called Shake. Ricky’s love for singing the blues has allowed him to perform for many. He has graced the stage in: Davenport, Iowa; Ardmore, Oklahoma; Hope, Arkansas; Mobile, Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama; Houston, Dallas, and Port Lavaca, Texas; McComb, Jackson and Tunica, Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee just to name a few. More confident than ever, Cool Ricky Blues released his third CD entitled My Blues, My Soul (2012).
Cool Ricky Blues is a devoted husband and father of three. He grew up in Summit, Mississippi where he discovered his love of the blues and music that spoke to the soul. He loved listening to Muddy Waters, Albert King, Sam Cooke, Jimmy Reed, Otis Redding, B.B. King and Johnnie Taylor. Growing up Ricky was quiet, easy going and very creative. In high school, he was known for playing football and his fashion edge. Not only did he love music but he also loved designing clothes. Even to this day, if he can’t figure out what to wear, he might just make something. Ricky is on a mission to keep blues alive and singing it with a twist.