From Kansas City, Fast Johnny Ricker is a blazing blues/rock guitarist and slide master. Johnny is joined by his son, Davis Ricker on bass and shared vocals, and Gary Miller on drums. Johnny’s incendiary guitar style and original song writing have been described as a high voltage combination of psychedelic rock with Texas and Delta blues traditions.
Fast Johnny has performed live on stage with
Bo Diddley, Son Seals, Bob Margolin, Tommy Castro, Kenny Neal, Lonnie Brooks, Mike Zito, Provine ‘Little’ Hatch, Danny Cox, Kelley Hunt, Super Chikan and many more.
Fast Johnny has opened for
Leon Russell, Johnny Winter, George Thorogood, The Fabulous Thunderbirds w/ Jimmie Vaughn, John Hammond Jr., Charlie Musselwhite, Mick Taylor, Junior Brown, Sonny Landreth, Nick Lowe, Double Trouble, Commander Cody, Mark Selby, Cate Brothers, Corey Stevens, Chubby Carrier, Tab Benoit, Coco Montoya, Joanna Connor, Joe Louis Walker, and many, many more.
Festivals Johnny has performed at
- Eureka Springs Blues Weekend, AR
- Kansas City Blues & Jazz Festival, Kansas City, MO
- Mardi Gras Festival, St. Louis, MO
- Gladstone Blues Festival, Gladstone, MO
- Riverfest, Kansas City, MO
- Spirit Festival, Kansas City, MO
- 18th & Vine Heritage Festival, Kansas City, MO
- Tommy Bolin Tribute Concert, Kansas City, MO
- Comstock Rock Festival, Comstock, NE
- South Padre Island Spring Break, TX
- Des Moines Blues Festival, IA
- Paola Roots Festival, KS
- Olathe Concert Series, KS
- Salina Concert Series, KS
- and many others.