Rick Richards User Review
Rick Richards exudes sweet, classic Southern Rock tone like finely distilled bourbon.
"I'm using my usual workhorses. My '57 Les Paul TV, '58 Les Paul Special, and my '73 Dan Armstrong. The Dan Armstrong is my go-to for slide; I've had it ever since they came out in the '70's and still have just the one Rock Treble pickup for it."
The guitarist pulls his inspiration largely from Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, and Mick Taylor.
"I listened to Exile on Main Street not long ago, and Mick Taylor, brilliant as he is, has a couple little things in there that are just so human and add so much to the songs. That's my desert-island record."
In the 1980's, the Satellites were the "country" band that was ok for rockers to like. Withstanding a few lineup changes over the years, they've locked down a solid two-guitar unit that, like the original band, shares vocal duties and still draws crowds.
"We're killing it right now. We have a great band, and people are coming out to see us. If they've got electricity, beer, and money, we'll play!"
Interviewed in Vintage Guitar Magazine
February 2016 Issue, Vol. 30, No. 04