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Ricky Blues

On or about August 3rd, 1973, in the region of Sonsonate, El Salvador, Enrique Aparicio Campos was born.

He was orphaned as a result of the harsh violence and civil uprising at that time. As an infant, he was brought to shelter somewhere in the town of Sonsonate, where at the age of two months he was adopted by an Italian-American family from New York.

He was one of ten infants to be successfully relocated to the US in 1973. This miracle was made possible through a Franciscan priest from Boston who was serving the impoverished communities in that region. His name is Father Fray Flavian Mucci (for more information visit agape.com).

Enrique was raised in Hawthorne, New York by Anna Maria and Ralph Filannino . By the age of 8 he was introduced to the guitar and began taking lessons. This would be the beginning of a long musical journey for the young man. He would also experience school musicals and dramas, a try at commercial acting as a teenager, played in the local church folk group and ultimately, the garage-band circuit in High School.

While attending college in NYC at the Cooper Union School of Art, Enrique or Rick was enamored by the local music scene and abundant street performers which Greenwich Village had to offer. It was there that he first saw live Blues performed at an open mic venue and was impacted instantly. There, he vowed to himself that he would try to learn about and become skilled enough to perform that style of music and to share his transforming experience with others.

Ricky Blues is the realization of that dream.

Currently, Ricky Blues performs with different ensembles in Westchester County. These evenings fulfill the pure passion and enjoyment of playing live and in front of audiences for the young Bluesman. These engagements are not limited only to the Blues but any style, original or not.

Video : Live at Fulgum’s June 17, 2017 – Full Show

By on September 1, 2017 in All Media, Videos with No Comments

Watch the full show of the Ricky Blues Band shot live at Fulgum’s in Montrose, NY on June 17, 2017. Directed and edited by John Madaus.

Ricky Blues to Perform at “You’re A Miracle: A Tribute To Rochelle Gambino”

By on April 24, 2015 in Show Announcements with No Comments

You're A Miracle“Friends & Family of Rochelle Gambino”, in conjunction with “The Grandstand”, will be holding a Fundraising Event on 5/15/15 during “You’re A Miracle; A Tribute to Rochelle Gambino”.

Our 7th Annual Benefit, this year being held at The Eagles Club, Ossining, NY. From 6pm–12am, we will enjoy over 5 musical acts who will be graciously donating their time & efforts, as well as a Raffle Auction of many diverse donated items.

Friends & Family of Rochelle Gambino, this year partnering with The Grandstand, provides Croton-Harmon High School with an annual music award in the form of “The Rochelle Gambino Memorial Award” All of the funds raised from this event will be used to support this award.

In our combined 6 years, our efforts have raised almost $15,000 in total donations. Past recipients of this award have been overwhelmed with gratitude, and expressed that there has been a heartfelt meaning in receiving such an a award in the memory of an alumna of CHHS who was so dedicated to her craft of music. They’ve used these funds to further their studies in music in the form of tuition, books, and instruments.

We’re in the process of collecting merchandise for the event, and we are requesting your assistance in making the event a success. By donating an item or monetary amount, you’ll be continuing to help provide an award to a hard working, deserving senior who excels in music, gives back to their community, and shows pride in character. Additionally, you’ll benefit from exposure of your company’s name to those who attend the event.

For more information about Rochelle Gambino, visit her Facebook tribute page.

Ricky Blues Band is:

  • Ricky Blues: Vocals, Guitar
  • Dino Covelli: Keyboards, Vocals
  • Elmer Johnson: Bass
  • Glenn Sacchi: Drums

Surrogate Band – Live at Senasqua Park, 2013

By on December 3, 2014 in All Media, Videos with No Comments
Live tribute to Pink Floyd in Croton-On-Hudson, NY on July 5th, 2013.