The Kelly Richey Band at Thunder Bay Blues Festival
We had a blast this past weekend at the Thunder Bay Blues Festival! The Thunder Bay Blues Festival staff were super nice– we’d like to give a shout out to say THANK YOU– we really enjoyed ourselves! The weather was perfect and the crowd was amazing… the festival was located on the Northern shore of Lake Superior — wow — what a view!
Everything was great until the drive home… the water pump went out in the van and we were stranded just outside Duluth, MN. A wonderful family (Linda and Mike Rosin) who lived across from where we broke down were kind enough to give Rikk and Tobe a ride to the Duluth airport to rent a car so they could get home to their families– and Sonya and I stayed behind while the van was serviced. Thank you Mike and Linda! Your kindness and helpfulness were very much appreciated, and we will be sure to “pay it forward”!
The van broke down on Sunday — it’s Tuesday and we’re still stranded, however, the van is scheduled to be finished by this evening and we should (fingers crossed) be on our way back to Cincinnati by tonight.
Thank you to all who came out to see us play in Canada. We look forward to coming back– see you down the road!
The Kelly Richey Band Photos with Heart and Boston
This has been a very BUSY past few weeks!!! The Kelly Richey Band kicked things off by playing “The Bash” in Middletown, OH on Wednesday of last week. On Friday, I entered a week long retreat with WWf(a)C and slipped out for a 24 hour period to join the band to open for Heart in PA and once the retreat ended yesterday, Thurdays at noon, I headed straight to Kettering, OH to the Fraze Pavilion to open for Boston last night. Today we get back in the van and head to Thunder Bay, Ontario for one of Canada’s largest blues festivals where we play tomorrow night!
Here are some photo highlights from the Heart and Boston Concerts– I will write and reflect on our journey’s when I return!
Get ready for the “Summer Of LOVE” Tour with Kelly Richey, Tobe Donohue, and Rikk Manning! Check out this fantastic list of festivals, and be sure to mark your calendar. Recently, I’ve added several new festival dates, such as the Fraze Pavilion where The Kelly Richey Band will open for the rock band Boston, and the Thunder Bay Festival, where the band will be sharing the bill with Johnny Lang and Paul Rogers! We can’t wait! Also, I’m excited to be playing three festivals solo– one taking me all the way to New Mexico! The band is blending many new sounds into the show, and will be playing some old favorites as well as new material from the upcoming new CD! I’m looking forward to seeing old fans and friends and making new ones as well!. I hope to see you there!
Note: Stay tuned for a visual feast this summer as Sonya Ziegler will be traveling to all shows and photographing our Summer of LOVE Tour!
It’s been a long cold winter! Spring is finally here and festival season is just around the corner. Be sure to check out this fantastic list of festivals I will be playing, and be sure to mark your calendar! I’m looking forward to seeing old fans and making new ones as well!. I hope to see you there!
Here is the Kelly Richey Band lineup for 2016! Back by popular demand featuring Tobe “TOBOTIUS” Donohue on drums, and Rikk Manning on bass guitar. WOW! I had more fun and positive fan responses in 2015 than in any other year in regard to my rhythm section. I can’t wait to hit the stage with these guys again in 2016. We’ll be dishing out a new FRESH set of material (with some older KRB favorites here and there) with a killer new sound from my new CD release, “Shakedown Soul” that is totally ROCKIN’…! I’m so excited to be sharing the stage with these uber talented and genuinely nice guys. We are definitely going have a blast, and we can’t wait to rock the house for our fans!