“The only way I felt I could properly pay tribute to Jeff Beck, whose playing has inspired me my whole life, was to record this track dedicated to him.
This is a track I felt I needed to write. I did
it as a thank you to Jeff . He was such an important part of the process for me as
a guitar player. First as a teenager discovering all this cool new music I was soaking up, trying to learn a riff here
and there (the easy ones ;)), to all these many years later where I’m still in awe
of where he took guitar playing.
And yes I’m still trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to nick one of his riffs.”
Thanks again Guv’nor
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Ricky Byrd is a keeper of the faith. The faith of Rock & Roll. He embraces the past and evokes
and champions the moment. This moment right here/hear right now..Drunk on love...
– Michael Des Barres (Little Steven’s Underground Garage DJ)
Ricky Byrd’s new album is a classic, full of thunder, passion, heart and soul! He believes there’s salvation and redemption in RnR and proves it on every track! Well done Ricky!
– Willie Nile
Ricky is a rock ‘n’ roll original. The songs are all so good. Love this album. “Together”
is a great strong song for today!!! It goes beyond recovery, and the hook is thunderous!!!
Byrd is a rock ‘n’ roll truth teller!
Former Joan Jett & Blackhearts’ guitarist Ricky Byrd has created a career statement with his new CD
Sobering Times. The album encompasses The Faces and Rolling Stones with a dash of Otis. It rocks like a bitch.
– Mike Greenblatt (Goldmine Magazine)
I dedicate Clean Getaway and Sobering Times to those that struggle with addiction, to the recovery warriors who spread the message of hope and inspiration to the still sick and suffering, to those out there who support the recovery lifestyle, and of course, those that still love loud and proud Rock ‘n’ Roll.
The players are top notch as usual including Steve Holley, Liberty DeVitto, Rich Pagano and my old bandmate with the Blackhearts Thommy Price on drums. Bob Stander is on bass and Jeff Kazee is on the keys. If that weren’t enough, we have my soul sister Christine (The Beehive Queen) Ohlman, who along with B3 Kazee did a mighty fine job of singing backgrounds with me.
Produced by Ricky Byrd and Bob Stander, at Parcheesi Studios.
Thanks in advance.
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