Selected by The Great Lakes Blues Society to showcase at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee and long regarded as one of Canada's finest blues and finger style guitarists, Rick Taylor brings a high level of energy to the stage and recording studio. A 40 year veteran of the guitar, Rick cut his teeth on early delta and Chicago blues and immersed himself in the genre. As a young musician Rick got the chance to see many of the early blues masters first hand and developed his own unique style and syncopated voicings on the guitar. He is often in demand as a studio musician and sideman and has two solo CD's to his credit. His rich, expressive baritone voice, quirky and novel songwriting styles and unforgettable "guitarnastics' has made Rick a crowd favorite at festivals and clubs for many years.