Deuces Wildd
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Deuces Wildd

Alhambra, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | INDIE | AFM

Alhambra, California, United States | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2018
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Ricky Parish began playing guitar when he was 7 years old. He was influenced by his grandfather, Primo Risatti, who was also a budding musician. Ricky's father rented him an acoustic guitar for $5 a month. His love of guitar blossomed. His father bought him a classical acoustic guitar. At age 10, Ricky asked his father for an electric guitar. He got a used 1962 stratocaster for $160. Ricky paid his father back with his paper route money.

Ricky continued his study of many artists including Jimi Hendrix. At age 17, he was a member of a 17 piece Band. they were performing in bars and clubs where Ricky wouldn't have been able to enter on his own.
In 1986, Ricky moved to Los Angeles. He continued playing guitar on the local scene around Pasadena, CA. In 1992, he took lessons from a well known Pasadena guitarist. Upon urgings from his teacher, Ricky began studying the Blues and such Artists as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins and B.B. King.
In 1993, Ricky formed a band called Primo after his Grandfather. They enjoyed limited local success. Ricky continued his new found love of the Blues and in 1997, formed a power trio called The Blues Monsoon.
In 1999, after a chance meeting, Ricky was introduced to John Lee Hooker. Mr. Hooker enjoyed Ricky's playing and asked him to accompany him at some performances. Ricky continued to tour and play with John Lee Hooker until his untimely death in 2001.
Ricky returned to the studio and recorded an album titled Blues Paradise. In 2002, he toured and continued to grow his fan base throughout the West Coast.
In 2003, Ricky returned to his old stomping grounds of Pasadena. he met Lance Crane. In September 2003, he formed the Blues Gypsys. They also added a keyboardist, Steve Wilkins from London.
In 2008, The Blues Gypsys recorded Another Card in The Hat. After 7 months, the band embarked on a 25 city tour and had great success. Ricky wrote several songs that were used in Films and commercials, including "Paradise On Two legs", which was featured in the Showtime/TMC movie "Fight Night".
In 2012, the Ricky and The Blues Gypsys returned to the studio to start their new album, "Everything But The Boots", released in Summer 2013.

Ricky continued working with many Artists. The Band was renamed The Rockabilly Rebels in 2016. Ricky did many shows with Bassist John Hatton of the Brian Setzer Orchestra. In 2018, the inspiration for a new name was to create a new Band with the Blues Roots that Ricky has had all his life. Their new album, Stop The Cacophony will be released in Spring 2020. In 2019, the Band was renamed Deuces Wildd.

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