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Postby rickusesdrz » Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:48 pm

My name is Rick Knapp - I am the bassist for Walter Trout and the Radicals - I am here for discussions if anyone is interested - this is my pastime while out on the road touring - previously I played with many Chicago artists including Sam Lay, Carey Bell, AC Reed, Johnny Little John, Melvin Taylor, Eddie Clearwater, Phil Guy, Detroit Jr, Bob Reidy, Dona Oxford, and many more - I have recorded with Steve Stills, Kenny Aronoff, Larry Crane, Sam Lay - I started playing in 1963 - it has been my job since 1971 - I started as a guitarist in south Florida although I grew up in Indiana
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Postby sandy » Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:47 pm

Hi from the UK, Rick

It's good to have you here. I have - and enjoy - the Live Trout CD, but I think that's from before your time.
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Postby ricochet » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:14 pm

Welcome, Rick!

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."
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Postby bluejay » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:02 pm

Well, if you're looking for folks who will help you waste -- er, pass the time, you've found a place stocked with real pros. Some of us have even managed to convince someone to provide us with desks, computers, a paycheck and benefits so that our BRB time can proceed uniterrupted by anything other than playing or listening to music, visiting music shops for real or virtually, excursions to nearby clubs if possible either to play or listen, form bands, break up bands, record sound files of new tunes, and possibly throw a BBQ now and then, with occasional flurries of work to keep up the illusion of a career.

Those of us who play for a hobby will certainly look forward to tales from the road, and those here who do play out or have in the past, will certainly celebrate and commiserate with you over the ups and downs of that lifestyle.
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Postby bluesmcgoo » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:24 pm

Hey Rick!

Welcome to the Big Road!

Enjoy!
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Postby rickusesdrz » Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:25 am

yeah the live Trout cd was before my time - I joined Walter in early June of this year - when Jimmy Trapp became ill - this whole thing was unexpected for me - I was supposed to start a new gig with Smokin Joe Kubek out of Dallas on a thursday - I had been putting that gig together for about 4 months - Walter called me on the sunday before and asked if I was available - I was in shock - hahaha - I had set in with Walter on Feb 25th in Reno Nevada at the Hilton Casino for a few songs - he had never heard me before - he only had the kind words that Sam Lay had given about me - I am a very lucky guy - I always have been as I look back now - I got to play with all of these legendary bluesmen - I didnt know it when I was really doing it - I was young and straight out of the hard rock markets - that was the mid to late 70's - I had no idea those times would impact my life so much now - so many years later - I still play with Sam Lay occassionally - talk with him lots - it has been a couple years since I saw Carey Bell - and AC Reed is gone - so is Detroit Jr - we are going to Bombay India for a gig in Feb - then a pacific northwest run in March - then to Russia, Poland, and Czech in April May I think - you just never know what life has in store - you just have to keep going - never give up
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Postby mickeypainless » Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:32 am

Welcome to da Road man!
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Postby rickusesdrz » Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:20 am

I think this may be a good place to hang - so glad i found it
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Postby maxx england » Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:05 pm

I saw Walter some years back, does the band still use a rotating Leslie or whatever the speaker was?

Welcome anyway.
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Postby rickusesdrz » Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:49 pm

yeah - Sammy uses a Hammond B-3 and a leslie - Walter uses a rotating 12" boogie speaker occasionally too - nothing sounds like a real hammond and leslie - just glad I don't have to carry it anymore - hahahahaha
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Postby ricochet » Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:53 pm

>nothing sounds like a real hammond and leslie - just glad I don't
>have to carry it anymore - hahahahaha

Amen to all that!


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Postby skeeter_s » Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:09 am

Hi Rick, wow, impressive resume!!


Rick, just curious, drz in your handle, is that for DR.Z amps, or the record co.?
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Postby rickusesdrz » Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:49 am

I use Dr Z guitar amps in addition to Boogie amps for guitar - I use a Maz 38 and a Recto-ver b Boogie - the two are perfect combo for me
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Postby bosco » Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:02 pm

Hey Rick-

Welcome to the BigRoad!

That is an impressive resume...I'm so glad you enjoy what you do. I'm a harper who gigs regionally around southern Michigan, lived in Ft.Wayne for about 5 years. We will appreciate any and all reports from the road when your tour kicks off.

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