Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Musician pushes blues to the limit.(Venue)

Byline: David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer

Singer/guitarist content in genre

Philadelphia Jerry Ricks is quite content with his world of the blues. Ricks, a guitarist and vocalist, isn't searching for a new sound, isn't interested in crossing over to other genres like blues-rock or blues-jazz. He only wants to massage the blues sound that he's been developing over the last 40-plus years.

"You have to take it as far as you can take it. The sound is so wide and it's like a well that will never run dry," Ricks said from Kansas City, Mo.

His somewhat philosophical thoughts on the subject of the nature of the blues are more interesting to him than talking about his latest album or his current tour. …

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