Rick Hart and the Blue Horse Band
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"Images of homelessness ('Stick out your thumb and call it home') abound in Rick Hart's music. Every song is about people moving on, or wishing they could ('I don't want to be the one I'm leaving behind'). This searching for redemption over the next hill, or around the next bend of the river, is of course the great theme of American music. But in Hart's songs you're never sure that the river isn't hopelessly polluted (question for industrialists: 'If you can't taste the poison, what are you made of?'). The landscape becomes almost surreal (back and forth from Desert Storm in 'A Brief History of the 1st Iraq War').

"There are always only more and more questions ('What's a Baby to Do?'). In the end, it's only people and relationships on a human level that can offer any true redemption, but in Rick Hart's songs, as you might expect, even these leave Rick a little confused ('Every time I hold you baby, I never know if you're holding me'). In the end, Rick leaves us, with a grin, like his 'Fool on the Corner.' You don't really know where you are or how you got there, but it really doesn't matter. You're looking for love and who knows? - tomorrow you just may find it. 'Man it happens, all the time!'"
- Jeremiah Kelley, poet (Southwest Review)

"...absolute dynamite emotion filled blues... True Texas with a groove..."
- Bob Fonda, program director, KLFX

"Bluesy rock from the heart of Texas, the sort of whiskey smooth voice and stinging guitar that'll have you ordering double shots and a beer back -- even in your own living room."
- Bill Stafford, CD World (Dallas independent record stores)
  • Members:
    Jason Bucklin (guitar), Charley Lowe (Hammond B-3), James Driscoll (bass), Chris Holmes (drums), Rick Hart (vocals, songwriting)
  • Sounds Like:
    Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Dylan, Joe Ely
  • Influences:
    Texas blues & Americana artists, Joe Ely, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bob Dylan
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  • Profile Last Updated:
    06/10/18 17:55:55
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