About Richy Kicklighter
Writes and plays blues , jazz, worldbeat, new age, reggae, r&b, funk. Richy is known for his soulful and melodic blues guitar style . He plays both acoustic and electric and writes and produces his own music. Richy Kicklighter has 9 cds released on the blues, jazz and new age formats that have charted and received airplay on radio and tv internationally. Currently his new cds Early Morning Rain(blues) Unknown and Moving Skies ( jazz) One Sun One Moon (worldbeat/folk) and Richy Kicklighter Live are on his own label, Midnight Pass Music. Moving Skies was picked in the top 15 of 2005 on Sky fm radio, and has received many outstanding reviews. He also has a song on the new Wishbone Ash cd, Clan Destiny. Midnight Pass Music and Richy Kicklighter have a new r&b jazz cd to be released before Christmas, and are planning to release an acoustic blues jazz mix as well. Just For Kicks, released in 1987 on the Ichiban label, was an immediate favorite with contemporary jazz radio, and climbed quickly on Gavin and R&R radio charts. With the release of his second Ichiban recording, his soulful and unique guitar voice and originality in songwriting and melody made his name synonymous with good contemporary jazz music. King's Highway was released in the spring of 1992 on the Japanese Polystar label and reached ..4 on the Japanese billboard charts. Produced by Richy and Sonny Abelardo King's Highway featured and allstar band with Neil Larsen, Jimmy Earl, Bubba Bryant, Lenny Castro and Joe Sample. In 1994 Myakka also on the Polystar label, was released with another allstar band featuring Jimmy Earl, Sonny Emory, Lenny Castro, Neil Larsen and Richard Elliott and produced by Richy and Sonny Abelardo. These recordings did very well in Japan as well as the U.S.and led to several compilation cds in Japan with artist like John Denver and Christopher Cross. In 1998 Richy wrote and produced One Sun One Moon, his first worldbeat/folk cd which has just been rereleased and is possibly his biggest seller. It is a nonstop musical adventure with a train and sounds mixed with exotic acoustic guitar, piano, pedal steel, percussion and more. Richy started his Midnight Pass Music label to provide him with a way to produce his music and ideas and at this time Midnight Pass Music has 5 cds available by Richy:Early Morning Rain (blues ) Unknown, Moving Skies, One Sun One Moon and Richy Kicklighter Live, with 2 more cds in production and soon to be released.