Rick Vito has a lengthy and luminous career that includes playing on albums or live with Bonnie Raitt, Bob Seger, Dolly Parton and Roy Orbison to name a few, and he’s even racked up multiple Grammy nominations, too.
We’re thrilled to welcome Rick to the family with his first TrueFire course, Slide Soulshaker!
One time Fleetwood Mac guitarist Rick Vito hits 2003 With an album that took our breath away from track one. From the opener, Rhythm, it is immediately obvious that Rick is intent on capturing that amazing '30s Big Band sound, a theme that is sprinkled throughout - when you hear Last Chance To Mambo you won't able to keep those hips still - a sound that when done as well as this will never date.
Instead of jumping on the jump-blues bandwagon a few years ago, guitar ace Rick Vito waited until all the finger-poppin' voodoo bands with "Daddy" in their name faded to the lounge circuit, and recorded an album that sheds the nostalgic shtick and shows the range that genre encompasses, and then stretches its limits even further.
Why some American indie label doesn't snatch up Rick Vito and turn him into the star he so rightfully deserves to be is beyond me. In the past four years Vito has released three brilliant albums, the most recent being the rollicking BAND BOX BOOGIE. While his strengths as a guitarist, songwriter and producer have long been evident, it's his new found prowess as a singer that really stands out on the disc.