Kelly Richey Blues Experience
2442 Gilbert Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45206
“Over the past two decades The Greenwich has maintained a tradition of featuring the finest in local, regional, and even national jazz entertainment.
More recently the nightspot has expanded its scope of cultural activities to include Spoken word poetry, small stage theater, independent film, visual arts and even political forums. One of the most unique venues in the city, this historic Walnut Hills landmark is still bringing arts and entertainment to Cincinnati!”
Local Musicians Honor King Records:
Queen City Kings is an intimate concert series that recreates the King Records recording experience while telling the radical history of Cincinnati’s original record label. Queen City Kings features stories about the music, the musicians, and the personal relationships at King Records that had an enduring impact on American music. The first performance of the series, Love Songs & the Blues will take place on Thursday, August 17th at 7:00 pm in the Black Box Theater at the Contemporary Arts Center.
Queen City Kings will engage the audience with the musicians, while listening to the live performance through headphones. The live audience is part of the recording, the story, and this new rendition of King Records artistry. Queen City Kings is a project developed by musicians Yemi Oyediran, JP Leong, and Kayla Waldron in association with People’s Liberty.
“The legacy of King Records and Syd [Nathan] is something most Cincinnatians don’t even know about,” said Leong. “Those who do know, realize how important the stories of artists like Little Willie John, Cowboy Copas, and James Brown are to the history of modern music.” Waldron added, “We meet touring musicians all the time who come to Cincinnati to pay homage to King. Rock & Roll, R&B, Soul… they all have their roots in this city.” Oyediran agrees, ”the impact of King Records is inspiring. Queen City Kings is about honoring Cincinnati’s place in music history.”
Meet the Band: Yemi Oyediran, Kelly Richey, JT Thigpen, Carlos Vargas, Jackson Steiger, Nick Fryer, Clyde Brown, Dixie Karas, Camille ‘Saba’ Smith, Kevaughn Byers
About Queen City Kings:
Queen City Kings is an intimate concert series that recreates the King Records recording experience while telling the radical history of Cincinnati’s original record label. Queen City Kings features stories about the music, the musicians, and the personal relationships at King Records that had an enduring impact on American music.
About People’s Liberty:
People’s Liberty is a philanthropic lab that brings together civic-minded talent to address challenges and uncover opportunities to accelerate the positive transformation of Greater Cincinnati. People’s Liberty invests directly in individuals through funding and mentorship, creating a new, replicable model for grantmakers in other cities.
Hey everybody! I just finished a live broadcast for TrueFire tonight and wanted to share the link with you… I’d like to send out a big thank you to everyone that tuned to the event and if you missed it, you can watch it anytime! Please pass this along to your guitar friends!
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Kelly Richey About the Educator
Kelly Richey is one of the hardest-working independent musicians in the music business today. When it comes to touring, this Cincinnati-based blues rocker can truly claim the title “Queen of the Road Warriors.” The veteran guitar-slinger has covered the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia in her 30-year career. Fronting her blues/rock power trio, Kelly has played over 4,000 shows, logged a mind-boggling 1 million road miles (and counting) and released 16 albums on her private label, Sweet Lucy Records, earning her reputation as a master guitarist and singer/songwriter. This ain’t no polite, watered-down sound. It’s hardcore blues-rock on steroids, a blistering, in-your-face tour de force….>>>READ MORE
Kelly will show you her own unique system for mapping out the neck of your guitar and teach you her 50 Licks Squared System. You’ll learn 10 powerful guitar techniques that every guitar player should know. Finally, she will show you how to put these licks together and develop your own unique voice on the guitar. Rhythm tracks and charts will be available for download as support materials.
#1) I will show you my own unique system for mapping out the neck of your guitar.
#2) Then I will teach you my 50 Licks Squared System.
#3) I will teach you 10 powerful guitar techniques that every guitar player should know.
#4) Finally, I will show you how to put these licks together and develop your own unique voice on the guitar.
* Rhythm tracks and charts will be available for download as support materials.
Kelly Richey Presents 50 Licks Squared
#1) I will show you my own unique system for mapping out the neck of your guitar. This system allows me to put everything you need to know to play all bar chords and pentatonic scaled on 2 pieces of paper. This system allows you develop maximum speed with easy to remember shapes and patterns faster than any other system I’ve seen.
#2) Then I will teach you my 50 Licks Squared System. You will learn 10 new licks and how to play each of them in 5 different locations on the neck of your guitar and I’ll teach you 5 easy to play licks in the 2 main hot spots on the neck of your guitar.
#3) I will teach you 10 powerful guitar techniques that every guitar player should know and how to apply these to each new lick. These techniques will give you what you all the tools you need to think for yourself and to develop your own unique voice as a guitar player!
#4) Finally, I will show you how to put these licks together so you can take your lead playing to the next level— immediately!
* Support materials will be provided for download. I’ll give you the 2 page PFD with everything you need to know to play your bar chords and pentatonic scales, plus rhythm tracks and charts for 4 classic blues rock songs: “Hey Joe”, “Red House Blues”, “Whole Lotta Power Trio”, and “Blues Rock Purple Haze”. I will use these songs for teaching you these methods.
Kelly Richey Guitar Rig 2017: Check out my new guitar rig! This set up requires two separate pedal boards. I have several reasons for splitting them up– a single pedal board is extremely heavy, and having the option to angle the board on the left when on stage makes it easier to access pedals quickly.
The board on the left is all I NEED for a gig with my band and the board to the right must be added to my solo shows because it have my Pigtronics Infinity Looper,Looptimus foot controller for Ableton Live, and my iConnect 4 channel audio interface / preamp for vocals, guitar, Ableton loops and beats. My iConnect runs into my computer and out to my PA system for live sound amplification or to my studio recording set up.
Here’s a photo of my new studio setup. I’m currently working on a new recording project– I’m excited and inspired. Check out my setup below and stay tuned for a new video tutorial!
Gear Update: I’ve added 5 new Strymon effects units. Strymon effects are the sweetest effects on the market today. Their sound quality is pristine and their deep rich tones are stunning! As I expand into the world of ambient soundscapes– trip hop instrumentals, ambient space music, and trance blues, I have access every sound imaginable with a tap of my foot. This collection of effects allows me to sound like I’m playing strings, synths, bass, clean and/or over driven guitar, and this just scratches the surface.
Link with Description: OB.1 combines studio quality, beautifully transparent analog optical compression with a Clean Boost with EQ curves designed to super-charge your favorite amp and reveal its true character. Featuring an all-analog signal path with premium components throughout, a high-impedance input, and very low noise circuitry, OB.1 is perfect for the number one spot in your signal chain. It’s the missing piece you’ve been searching for.
Link with Description: Two pedals at once. Sunset is really two customizable overdrive pedals, independently selectable and flexibly routable, designed and voiced for complementary tones when stacked. Six distinct circuits each feel and react differently in your hands, two at once, all in one convenient package. Push your amp any way you want, from transparent “more amp” to heavy saturated fuzz, and all the best places in between.
Link with Description:Infinitely Organic. Some might say we’re driven. When our engineers lock themselves in our sound design labs for months on end, you might say we’re obsessed. We have been dedicating ourselves to forging a collection of the most organic, luscious, expressive, and versatile modulation effects ever heard.
It was an enormous mission—we painstakingly studied the nuances of the legendary modulations of celebrated tremolo effects, phaser pedals, chorus units, and more from the last five decades. We didn’t stop at faithfully capturing these warm and lush vintage sounds—we expanded their vocabulary with extended versatility and sonic possibilities never before heard.
Strymon Timeline Multidimensional Delay: I’ve added the Timeline delay in conjuction with my TC Electronics Triple Flashback Delay. I use the Triple Flashback for standard 480 ms delay and ping pong delay and I use the Strymon Timeline for all other delay sounds– the list is too infinite to begin. Be sure to check out the video so you can see what it does!
Link with Description: Inspiration Machine. When we decided to create a studio-class stereo delay effects pedal, we knew we must go well beyond what has been done in the past—in sound quality, sonic flexibility, hardware design, and processing power. We spent months locked up in the Strymon sound design labs dreaming up the most spacious, lush, creative, and tweakable delay effects ever heard. It was a monumental task—a relentless study of delays and their nuances, and a continuous pursuit of innovative and musically inspirational sounds. Utilizing a ridiculously powerful SHARC DSP, every drop of processing power is harnessed.
Last in my chain the the Strymon Big Sky Reverb! This reverb is absolutely amazing, it does it ALL! Be sure to check out the video and experience it for yourself.
Link with Description: Clear Skies Ahead. Plug into BigSky and instantly lift your sound into the stratosphere. The world below you fades into the distance, and you’re elevated into a glow of lush, glorious, radiant reverbs.
To create a reverb experience as natural, beautiful, and immersive as BigSky required tremendous feats of sound engineering and artistic imagination. Using the fundamentals of acoustical science as our beacon, we carefully studied and scientifically analyzed reverb technology from the past fifty years. We faithfully captured the essence of these classic sounds, and forged ahead to dream up our vision of reverbs from the future.
TrueFire Presents Focus on Blues-Rock Power Trio: There’s nothing more exhilarating for a guitarist than taking center stage and fronting a power trio. Witness the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Clapton and so many other masters of this genre. It’s also a lot more challenging than it looks and that’s the premise for Kelly Richey’s Power Trio course, which focuses on the key elements, creative approaches and techniques that define the genre. Blues Rock Power Trio.
”We’re going to focus on the essential techniques and specific elements that are used when playing guitar in a blues-rock power trio. We’ll look at rhythm and lead guitar techniques and how they overlap, working together seamlessly to create a powerful wall of sound. I’ll also focus on the importance of creating musical ‘holes’, the power of creating space and how to work with a drummer and bass player to create a unique sound that best supports your guitar style.”
TrueFire Presents Focus on Blues-Rock Power Trio: Kelly organized this course into four sections. In the first section, Kelly overviews the history of Blues-Rock Power Trios and some of the key players of the genre. Kelly also runs down the most common gear and tone considerations you’ll need to dial in to get that signature power trio blues-rock sound.
”We’ll look at how to design the right guitar rig to support your unique style. You’ll learn about guitar tone, effects, amplifiers and speaker configuration – all the things critical for you to have sustain, texture and articulation to support your signature power trio sound.”
In the second section, Kelly guides you through a series of essential rhythm techniques. She’ll show you the go-to chord voicings, a variety of ways to embellish your chords and some riff based approaches that weave rhythm and lead playing together.
In the third section, you’ll focus on soloing techniques. Kelly shares tips and tricks for animating your pentatonic scales with punctuation, articulation and dynamics. Kelly also demonstrates how to incorporate bends and vibrato to bring each note to life.
”We’ll work on approaches for playing lead guitar in a power trio setting. You’ll learn essential soloing techniques that reveal how to build a bridge between lead and rhythm guitar, leverage dynamics and create the musical ‘holes’ necessary to fully connect with a rhythm section.”
In the final section, you’ll apply everything that you learned in the previous sections as you play your way through four Performance Studies in a variety of keys and feels: Love, Whole Lotta Love, You Wanna Rock and Blues Rock Haze.
Kelly demonstrates all of the Performance Studies over rhythm tracks and then breaks them down by stepping you through the key concepts and techniques employed in the performance.
All of the key examples and Performance Studies are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can loop and/or slow any section down as you work through the lessons. Plus, Kelly generously includes all of the rhythm tracks for you to work with on your own.
So grab your guitar and let’s power up with Kelly Richey!
Facilitators: Kelly Richey and Mary Peirce Brosmer
Date: Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Location: Lydia’s on Ludlow, 329 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
“Middle Ground” …A place where people are more important than politics… An opportunity to listen, to write, and to be heard… A belief that we have more that unites us than divides us… I hope you’ll come be part of this powerful conversation.
We would like to invite you to join us in an evening of writing, sharing and listening. This is a free event. You do not have to be a “writer”!!! All you need is one voice, one journal, one pen, and two ears. Building community, one voice at a time.
Kaitlyn Mika is a talented guitarist, singer and songwriter. I’ve worked with Kaitlyn for a little over two years and while furthering her guitar abilities, I’ve watch her build her own recording studio, master a wide range of high end musical equipment, learn to play keyboards, develop her singing voice, and write dozens of songs.
Here is a video of her performing this past week at a local jam session with musicians in New Jersey. Youtube Video: Kaitlyn Mika
While you’re surfing the web, be sure to check out Kaitlyn’s SoundCloud page where you’ll find a fresh mix of funky blues-rock grooves laced with ambient and electronic soundscapes.
It’s been inspiring to watch Kaitlyn grow as an artist and as a guitar player. SoundCloud: Kaitlyn’s House
The Kelly Richey Blues-Rock Power Trio brings its hard-hitting, gritty brand of electric blues to The Greenwich in Cincinnati on Saturday, March 18 at 8pm. Richey is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, and songwriter, who bluesman Lonnie Mack once described as “Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body, with Janis Joplin screaming to get out.”
The Kelly Richey Band Live! Saturday, March 18th, 2017 – 8pm The Greenwich 2442 Gilbert Avenue. Cincinnati, OH 45206 Phone : 513-221-1151
This Saturday night I will be taking the stage with Lonnie Buckley on drums and Guy Cosby on bass. I’d like to invite you to join us as we take a journey into the blues…
Kelly Richey’s Solo Electric Blues Experience
Saturday, March 25th, 2017 – 8pm
The Buckeye Sports Lodge
126 W High St
Springfield, OH 45502
Phone : (937) 324-3400
Have you ever experienced writer’s block, suffered from procrastination, or had your writing muse show up when you’re busy only to vanish when you finally clear time to write? In this class, you will make space for the many voices in your head who can block your writing – and reflect on your relationships with them. Through writing, sharing, listening, and discussing, we create an inner writing circle for each of us to return to in our busy lives whenever we are feeling stuck.
An excellent complement to WWf(a)C Core Classes An innovative modality for working with Writer’s Block Connect with your Muse and learn what it needs to remain present
Kelly Richey is an award-winning blues musician, poet/songwriter, guitar teacher, and life coach, and has made her mark through the power of her voice – figuratively and literally.
Location & Special Instructions
Women Writing for (a) Change 6906 Plainfield Road Cincinnati, OH 45236
Scholarships in varying amounts are available for our programs depending on need and availability of funds. Call 513-272-1171 if you have further questions.
Please include your contact information and the class you are interested in taking. Thank you!
TrueFire Presents – Building A Strong Blues Foundation
TrueFire Foundry courses are independently produced courses presented by a hand-picked selection of top-notch artists and educators from around the world. Filmed in the educator’s own studio, Foundry courses bring fresh educational concepts and very effective teaching methodologies to TrueFire Students. Kelly Richey’s Foundry course, Building a Strong Blues Foundation will teach essential skills and repertoire for the beginning blues guitar player.
Hello I’m Kelly Richey and welcome to my TrueFire Foundry course, Building a Strong Blues Foundation, which I produced in my own studio.
This course is geared for the beginner to intermediate guitar student and is an invaluable collection of expert tips and well-guided instruction, broken down by into easy to understand parts. I will teach you everything you need to know to get proficient quickly, including: basic music theory, open chords, bar chords, pentatonic scales, fundamental blues guitar soloing techniques, foundational blues songs, right and left hand independence, how to build hand strength, and so much more!
You’ll learn my personal “road map” of techniques for powerful blues guitar soloing, and I’ll make sure your practice time is fun and very rewarding with seven professionally recorded rhythm tracks to practice to.
You’ll learn how to play rhythm guitar and lead guitar to several blues/rock progressions. I will provide professionally recorded rhythm tracks for each of these blues progressions, so that you can have fun practicing and experimenting while learning to play with a fantastic rhythm section. This will help you learn to play lead guitar solos much quicker!
I’ll teach you a unique system for learning to view the neck of your guitar in precise patterns to easily learn (and remember) the minor and major pentatonic scales. You’ll also learn how to how to make two pentatonic scales patterns cover the entire neck of the guitar, thus promoting the development of powerful core fingerings for speed, accuracy, and endurance during your guitar solos.
During the course, you’ll learn how to develop a personalized, effective practice routine, and you’ll learn three essential finger exercises to build hand strength, dexterity, and solid physical connection with your guitar.
My personal hand strengthening exercise is guaranteed to strengthen every muscle that you use to play guitar with! I’ve also included bonus tracks that show you how to properly change your guitar strings, and tune your guitar.
Take your playing to the next level with Building a Strong Blues Foundation and gain a rock-solid set of lifelong tools to play blues/rock guitar with power, creativity, precision, and independence.
NOTE! Kelly Richey organized the course into 8 weekly sections for those students that prefer to have a specified regimen of material across a specified time schedule. However, for those students who prefer to work at their own pace, or even skip around you are certainly encouraged to approach the course in that way as well.
Rock on Kelly Richey! A local Cincinnati rock star who also teaches guitar, Kelly has shared the stage with many legends, been listed among the top 100 gifted guitarists by the Truefire Community in 2011, and frequently draws comparisons to blues guitar icons Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In 2009 she founded Powered by Intention coaching consultancy, and she is also president of Music4Change, a Cincinnati nonprofit committed to music education. Did we mention Kelly is also a talented writer? And, as a woman who has severe dyslexia, she considers her greatest accomplishment to be her becoming a facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change.
In an interview in Good Things Going Around, she shared, “Had I not gravitated towards music and discovered books in audio form, I honestly don’t know what I would have done. My life would have turned out much differently, I’m sure. What I know now is that there is no cookie cutter mold to learning. I’m proof that even someone with severe dyslexia can learn to play a musical instrument….For many years having dyslexia negatively affected my self-esteem. It wasn’t until I was in my late 20’s that I began to realize I might actually be rather intelligent.”
Below is a story of my guitar student from Turkey, named Ozkan:
We believe in the influence of dreams, and that dreams can come true…
That’s why we decided to get on the road instead of postponing our dreams.
For years our jobs have involved designing, planning,organizing and problem solving. Now, also putting these skills acquired in professional life in use, we want to transform what have been short getaways during paid vacations into a real adventure…
We start rolling in South America, trace the Andes all the way down to Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the World.
We then head north and get to Buenos Aires after navigating through immense plains, cross the Plata River over to Montevideo, visit ever-exiciting Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro followed by the Iguazu Falls at the crosspoint of three nations before departing Brazil.
We then ride westward to tackle Atacama Desert and Uyuni Salt Flat and arrive to La Paz, the highest capital city of the World.
We visit Inca gem Cusco, climb the Cotopaxi in Ecuador and finish off the South America leg in Cartagena.
We then cross to Panama, hop through Central American nations one by one follow the traces of the Aztecs and the Incas in Mexico.
We enter the US at San Diego, follow the famous twisty roads of West Coast to San Francisco, cross Death Valley to reach the Grand Canyon, and then visit Yellowstone and Seattle.
We start the Canadian leg of the trip in Vancouver, visit the splendid lakes and national parks riding east and cap off the trip in New York after 9 months and 50 thousand kilometers.
Hi, I’m Kerem.
I’m a 37-year-old mechanical engineer with a master’s degree in industrial design.
While in college, I happened to visit Ecuador for two weeks through a series of fortunate events. I felt a real connection with that land and have always wanted to travel the rest of Ecuador and South America. So I learned Spanish after college.
I’ve been riding motorcycles for four years. It’s gradually taking up more space in my life.
I’ve had the opportunity to go on some long trips. First Turkey, then South Africa, Balkans, the Alps… And finally came the idea of doing this South American dream trip on a motorcycle. Now we want to realize this dream with my friends and get on the road.
I’ve been using social media quite heavily for the past five years and believe that social media is the best tool to share the sites,wonders and experiences that we’ll come across on this tour with others.
There is also a shorter version of the introduction video, only posted on Instagram….Please find its URL below:
If you’d like to see only the route we plan to cover please check below links of Instagram and Facebook……We lost the background music at Facebook because of copyright issues, unfortunately.
I’m a 36-year-old industrial designer. Despite working mostly on cars for 14 years, I’ve always been more interested in motorcycles. It’s such that when visiting automotive trade fairs for work, I always found myself on top the few motorcycles that were on display.
Finally I started riding six years ago after taking several advanced riding trainings, after which I always wanted to go on longer trips.
Since childhood, I’ve always fiddled with every camera I could get my hands on and clicked through many rolls of films.
Ever since we decided to go on this adventure, the idea of sharing this tour with our followers is really exciting to me.
Frankly, I can’t wait for the day we get on the road.
I’m a 40-year-old metallurgical and materials engineer. I’ve worked in construction and automotive sectors for 16 years in various positions. In the mean time, I completed an MBA program.
I’ve been trekking and have been interested in underwater sports since childhood. I’m a rescue diver. I’ve got acquainted with motorcycles 7 years ago. I’ve tried to developed my riding skills by taking control and advanced riding trainings.
Being out on the road and in nature with my tent has always been very appealing to me. I’ve been going on tours in and out of Turkey with this passion. I’m truly eager to go on this adventure with Kerem and F?rat.