Ricky Nye

Thu. Nov 8, 2018 at 8:00pm CST
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Fun-filled action-packed evening featuring blues, guitar rags, old time jazz and a good dose of boogie woogie


Rob’s 2015 release with Ricky Nye & Nick Lloyd entitled "Blues In a Bottle" won Best Self-Produced CD Award at The International Blues Competition (IBC) 2016 in Memphis, TN


RICKY NYE (Cincinnati, OH) has been a featured performer at Chase Garrett's Piano Stomp in previous years.

Traditional blues, boogie woogie, and classic New Orleans jazz and R&B all come flying from the fingers of Cincinnati, OH pianist and vocalist RICKY NYE. The driving force behind the annual BLUES & BOOGIE PIANO SUMMIT held in Greater Cincinnati since 1999, Ricky has been inducted into the International Boogie Woogie Hall Of Fame, voted “Blues Artist Of The Year 2013 & 2014” in Cincinnati’s CEA Awards, and "Best Local Musician" by CityBeat Magazine's "Best Of Cincinnati 2013, 2014 & 2018” reader's poll. 

For over fifteen years Ricky has maintained notoriety on an international level, performing his infectious blend of American roots music in solo, duo and combo settings in locales such as France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Vienna, England, and Switzerland. Rickyalso celebrates a long-time performing and recording collaboration with "The Paris Blues Band", the very finest purveyors of swingin' blues and boogie in Paris, France. 

“Known for its rollicking, foot-stomping jubilance, the boogie-woogie sound erupted from the American South during the late 1920s. This piano-centric subgenre of the jazz tradition drew its structural elements from the blues and spirituals, but introduced an intoxicating rhythmic complexity that inspired generations of young dancers. Ricky Nye is one of the nation’s leading players and preservationists of boogie-woogie, stunning audiences with unmatched authenticity, virtuosic speed and playful arrangements”- Vail Jazz 

ROB LUMBARD (Des Moines, IA) was inducted into The Iowa Blues Hall of Fame 2015 and The Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018.

Playing festivals, bar rooms, churches and private parties from The Grand Canyon to Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, mostly as a solo act, Rob Lumbard has also played guitar for The CJC Big Band, The Party Gras Classic Jazz Band, and The NOLA Trad Jazz Band. Rob’s songs can be heard on KUNI, KFMG, and blues programs around the U.S. and Europe. His music has appeared in several Public Television projects which have received EMMY and other awards.

Rob's finger-picking style comes from listening to Blind Blake, Doc Watson,and the prewar Chicago Blues players. His slide playing is heavily influenced by Johnny Winter, Lowell George and Ry Cooder. For slide Rob uses a ’32 National Duolian. For most of the regular guitar work his ’35 Epiphone archtop, or ’54 Gibson Lg-2. His songwriting is influenced by Texas songwriters and is laced with self-deprecating humor.


Upright bassist NICK LLOYD (Cincinnati, OH) teamed up with Rob Lumbard to record "Lumbard & Lloyd" in 2007 and worked in a duo with Ricky Nye for many years, performing in the U.S. and on several tours in Europe. Currently devoting his career to building basses, Nick has been recognized as one of the world's leading bassist luthiers, and still maintains notoriety as a slap bass playing master.


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The Mill 120 East Burlington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240