Too Much Money
Winners of Five Blues Compititions Hello fans,I have big news I have joined forces with the legendary Skeeter Brandon, and we are terrorizing the the stage with some fabulous music. I have a new CD comming out soon called Guilty..As Charged. I am in the studio doing it's finishing touches and with gods grace will be released by late April 2006. Please keep and eye open for this one is bound to change your veiw of life. Nice big sound, very confident, Exciting Sax solos and Key's, Overall and excellent performance. Bruce Iglauer, (Alligator records) Heart pumping, feet stomping, hip shaking performance, this is a great CD. Armond Hobble, (Blues Beat Magazine) From the deep groves to the sultry vocals, this CD is one to own, very powerfull and to the point, this CD is well ahead of the game. Chris, (WBZB 100.9) Born Ricardo Nunez 1963, Big Rick was the youngest of seven children. As an infant and through his adolescent years he was fortunate to be fluent in both English and Spanish. His father was a migrant worker and he flew the whole family back and forth from PR to NYC about every three years. That's right Big Rick is 100% Puerto Rican even though he does not appear to be Hispanic. Big Rick comes from a long line of musical tradition. Whether it be guitar players, drummers, piano players, or conga players, there are enough musicians in his family to create at least three full orchestras. With no formal training he taught himself how to play the guitar on his own, but it was not by his choice alone. His brother threatened to beat him if he did not play rhythm guitar while he practice his lead solos. At the age of 13 Big Rick was playing guitar for a gospel group out of Far Rockaway Queens called Jimmy Jenkiins and The Flames Of Harmony (also The Golden Sons). This experience and exposure gave him the opportunity to sit in with some of the bigger acts in gospel like, The Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi, The Mighty Clouds Of Joy, and The Key Notes. To this day Big Rick attributes his talents to only one person: God, which with whom he would not be able to do anything without. Growing up between Puerto Rico, Brooklyn & Queens life was anything but boring. On the one hand Puerto Rico was peaceful yet intriguing. There was always something to do, whether it be sports or just having fun at the beach. At the age of 11 Rick was already 5'8' tall and weighed about 120lbs. To many he looked many years beyond his actual age and regularly passed for a much older young man of 18 years old. Already showing the confidence that he would one day bring to the musical stage. Big Rick has performed with many Bues ledgends such as, BB King, Buddy Guy, Clarence Carer, Louisiana Red, Lucky Peterson, Walter 'Wolf Man' Washington, Debbie Davis, Johnny Lang, Tower of Power, Robert Cray, And many others.