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This year Rick Estrin and The Nightcats are up for FOUR Blues Music Awards!!! Rick got nods in the Harmonica Player and Entertainer of The Year categories. Kid is nominated for Guitar Player of the...

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5/9/13 – Rick Estrin was awarded the Blues Foundation’s prestigious Blues Music Award for Best Harmonica Player at the 34th annual BMA event in Memphis, TN – Rick Estrin and the Nightcats would like to...

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http://thealternateroot.com/what-s-trending/1029-top-30-must-hear-roots-soul-artists It’s a real honor for us to be selected along with artists such as Mavis Staples, Aaron Neville, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Bettye Lavette,  James Hunter, The Alabama Shakes and a whole lot...

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Rodger Collins, aka Hajji Sabrie, is a singer-songwriter and a great all around entertainer. He could sing, dance, write, do impressions, do comedy, he could basically kinda do it all. He could sing Soul, Rock...

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Lorenzo Farrell AKA Lorenzo For-Real

Great Review from BLURT.COM!!!!

February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every now and then a CD comes along that is just so much fun that you have to keep playing it over and over. Such is the case with One Wrong Turn by Rick Estrin...

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One Wrong Turn

Philadelphia Enquirer Reviews One Wrong Turn!!!!

February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/music/20120812_New_Recordings.html Rick Estrin and the Nightcats One Wrong Turn (Alligator ***1/2) They used to be Little Charlie and the Nightcats, named after their brilliant guitarist, the now-retired Charlie Baty. But even then, Rick Estrin was...

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Rick Estrin with Junior Wells

The First Song I Learned To Play

February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Well, the first song I thought I learned to play was “You Got Me Crying” by Jimmy Reed. At the time, I wasn’t what I would now call actually playing. I was just “playing at”...

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Rick Estrin at 13

A Little R.E. History

February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rick Estrin: I got a harmonica, I think, when I was about fifteen. My mom gave it to me when I was in the hospital…I don’t remember really trying in a serious way to play...

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Rick Estrin Has The Look

February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Veteran bluesman dresses for the role By Sarah Linn — slinn@thetribunenews.com With his sharp suits, slicked-back pompadour and pencil-thin moustache, Rick Estrin looks every inch the dyed-in-the-wool bluesman. “If you’re an entertainer or a preacher or...

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Singer, harmonica player, songwriter, and frontman — Rick Estrin wears plenty of hats leading Rick Estrin & The Nightcats down the ever-bumpier blues road. Estrin, who inherited the Nightcats when former band namesake Little Charlie...

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