Plays blues,jazz, worldbeat and r&b on both acoustic and electric guitar. Richy has 9 cds released internationally that receive airplay around the world. His cds are known for their haunting soulful melodies and are a mix of blues, jazz and worldbeat.Please listen to Richys music at midnightpassradio.com or visit midnightpassmusic.com, myspace.com/richykicklighter and richykicklighter.com .
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October 06, 2005
Richy Kicklighter Kicks Back With Chill Guitar Grooves
Veteran Florida guitarist Richy Kicklighter returns with a welcome CD.
You may never have heard of Florida guitarist Richy Kicklighter, but over the course of seven albums he?s made some of the most mellow and gorgeous smooth jazz on the planet.
Kighlighter's King?s Highway and Myakka CDs from 1993 and 1994, respectively, are two of his best. It may conjure up overworked images, but his best songs on those and all of his CDs have been the ones that?d be kissin' cousins for the warm breezes of tropical nights.
Kicklighter ? and you have to love that name ? returns with 12 new songs on Moving Skies, released on his Midnight Pass Music. There are many memorable moments here, but the one song that jumps out as one of the guitarist?s new classics is the title track. It?s simple, elegant and the perfect chill-out tune after a hot day at the beach. ?Bahia Vista? and ?Indian Shores? would work also.
A perfect way to iron out stresses, Moving Skies is a muy bueno guilty pleasure, better than therapy.
Posted by Brian Soergel at October 6, 2005 04:45 AM
Everglades - Richy Kicklighter: With a title like Everglades, you're probably thinking that this track has something to do with Florida. If so, you're right. Kicklighter is a Sarasota based guitarist who issued a series of albums from the mid-80s thru until the late 90s. Although he's continued to perform locally he's been conspicuously silent on the record front for quite some time. Moving Skies is his recently issued seventh release and first since 1998. The music follows more or less the same course as his previous albums, moody & melodic, with much of it being inspired by the Myakka River which as part of its course runs thru the similarly named State Park not far from Kicklighter's home base. Richy often frequents its banks in order to relax and get rejuvenated and his music has long showed an affinity for its natural rhythms. Indeed, the title of Kicklighter's 1994 cd was Myakka. In any event, Everglades seems to perfectly reflect the feeling of a winding restful sojourn on that river !!
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