Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 22, 2009
With a background deeply engrained in the Blues, Classic Rock, and Folk music - The Rick Weeds Band is reestablishing Classic Rock into the mainstream like no other on their debut album, It's True.
Lead singer/guitarist, Rick Weeds was born in Chicago in 1960 and was performing for family and friends at the age of 5 - he strummed his toy guitar while donning a Beatles wig and singing, "I love you, yeah, yeah, yeah."
Blues soon made an impression in Rick's life and his father's brandy-voiced version of "Old Man River", his first inspiration.
Growing up in Chicago in the 1970's and 80's, Rick witnesses an unsurpassed explosion of musical genres. From Folk to Classic Rock, and through an overwhelming, and sustaining force, The Blues - Rick found his passion.
Weeds didn't just sing and play the Blues, he also lived them. He almost lost his life in a boating accident in 2000. He was with his wife Liz and son Ryne fishing in Wisconsin when a powerboat came out of nowhere and slammed right into them. Weeds was able to shove Liz and Ryne out of harm's way before being thrown into the water suffering a broken spine and a crushed right arm. Rick spent 35 days in intensive care followed by numerous surgeries to rebuild his right arm and a spinal fusion for his broken spine. After a year of therapy Weeds was able to return to his first love - the guitar.
"The day he picked up the guitar, he was born again," said Liz with tears in her eyes. "Music was his life, and he was able to live again. Here breeds this restless soul, envisioned with heart and passion, pursuing the craft which makes him what he is today."
The Rick Weeds Band is a cross of Muddy Waters with a soulful Blues feel. Neil Young with a mellow acoustic Folk feel and "The Who" with the driving Rock edge!
Weeds on lead vocals, rhythm, and lead guitar. Miz Liz on backup vocals and hand percussion. Kevin Lewandowski on lead, and rhythm guitar. Krisstoffer Haase on bass guitar. Dennis Voges on drums, and Sam Bellino as percussionist.
The Rick Weeds Band's album It's True, released by Second Floor Recordings and distributed by KES Music and Video Distribution, is currently available digitally and will be in stores on November 24th, 2009. The Rick Weeds Band will be starting their Mid-Western tour later this month and a national college radio campaign starts October 19, 2009. For more information log on to http://www.rickweeds.com
Chicago Marketing contact: Lori Taylor Johnson 312-321-6256
National Publicity contact: Bertie Chandler 818-754-6714