Ricky Comiskey

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About Ricky Comiskey

Ricky started out as an acoustic folk and blues guitarist desperate to emulate Rev Gary Davis, Son House, Skip James and Big Bill Broonzy as the authentic voice of the blues spoke to his wounded heart bestowed upon him by his lost first love.

Ricky shunned electric guitar until the emotional need and necessity of evolving from the sound of the Mississippi Delta and following the electric railroad up to Chicago could be delayed no longer. Bluesmen such as Albert "Iceman" Collins, the 3 kings BB, Albert and Freddie became the stable diet.

Unwittingly Ricky forayed into the realms of rock and metal after hearing "Walk" by Pantera,introducing a heavier blues vibe, this quickly transitioned into progressive rock,

Back to the present day Ricky has finally settled into jazz fusion, his modern influences are Mike Stern, Frank Gambale, Alan Holdsworth, Pat Metheny and Greg Howe. This now feels like home, but undoubtedly Ricky knows this is the Hiatus of the continuous cycle of seeking authenticity, from the simple to the complex, the flip of cerebral to pure emotional conveyance.

In the end all roads in guitar seemingly to lead to jazz.

Ricky has taught guitar for over 20 years privately and in further education. Ricky teaches one to one and also classes and workshops.

Ricky founded "Ricky's school of rock", in 2005 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire in the UK. To find out more about where it's at go to www.rock-school.co.uk or visit the school facebook page athttp://www.facebook.com/rickyschoolofrock

Ricky Comiskey joined the JazzTimes community on Jul 04, 2011