On the road

This past weekend, I was on the road.  The band I’m in, Ricky Gene Wright and Duck Creek Station performed in Tao’s New Mexico at the Black Mesa Tasting Room and Gallery.  We have been gigging around the Dallas area for some time now but this was our first road trip together.  I guess we’ll … More On the road

Skip James, Mississippi Delta Blues and the shaping of my musical taste

Not sure when I got my first record, but I remember who it was by.  After seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show sing, “I want to hold your hand”, I got the first Beatles album and I played it over and over again on my parent’s phonograph until the record’s grooves were worn … More Skip James, Mississippi Delta Blues and the shaping of my musical taste

On getting older

Another day older and deeper in debt.  No really, tell me there is more. Today is my birthday.  I was born 58 years ago back in 1957, 13 days after the Soviets launched Sputnik 1 into a low elliptical orbit around the earth. The space race of my youth, seemed to be the perfect metaphor for … More On getting older