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Kelly Richey-’I Try to Leave Blood on the Floor at Every Show’

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Kelly Richey has been a touring musician for a quarter century and in talking to her, you can tell there’s nothing else she’d rather do. Richey and her band will pull in to Sioux Falls Saturday night (March 23) for a show at Old Skoolz at 8th & Indiana.

Richey ‘attacks’ her guitar like few other female guitar players. Richey started has musical journey behind a piano but that all changed with some of her earliest influences:

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Richey says it’s those influences, like Hendrix, Cream, Stevie Ray Vaughan, that made her want to do the classic power trio. She’s recently put together a new rhythm section with female drummer Jyn Yates, and a Cincinnati bass legend known simply as ‘Freekbass’

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Richey says that Yates and Freekbass are so talented, it puts the pressure on her every night to take her performance up another notch…and she LOVES it.

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Richey has just released her latest album titled Sweet Spirit, but don’t let the title fool you, this is a crunchy, groovy, balls to the wall blues/funk/rock CD that will have you playing it over and over again.

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When you Google Richey, inevitably the phrase ‘Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out’ comes up. I asked Richey if it’s hard to live up to those standards, being compared to two legendary figures.

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Richey will play Old Skoolz in Sioux Falls Saturday (March 23) 921 E. 8th St. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.  If you like blues/rock/funk from a killer power trio, do yourself a favor and check out the Kelly Richey Band.

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