Ricky Parish and The Blues Gypsys
Ricky Parish and The Blues Gypsys, Nisei Festival, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
While at the Nisei Festival last week walking through the Japanese Village Plaza Mall, I heard a band known as the Blues Gypsys. Ricky Parish is the lead singer, frontman, guitarist, and if you don’t think he’s funky, check out the dice knobs on his Gretch guitar. ‘Nuff said! The keyboard player had all those insane B3 style rhythmic chops alla Jimmy McGriff down. Love that stuff. I mean this guy was sick!!! They had an old school drummer (played a lot of double strokes) so he fit like a glove, and the bass player was the anchor. Definitely a fun band worth checking out.