Kevin Hardy KCOR Music Director – Rocking the Blues

Kevin Hardy- Host “Main Street Blues” KCOR Music DirectorRitchie Dave Porter’s CD “Rockin’ the Blues” may well be misnamed, now don’t get me wrong this is one bad assed CD! It certainly has some great rockin’ blues tracks such as Rock Chick, and I’m Back, but it also has haunting instrumentals such “Autumn”, “The Stygian Witch”, “Spanish Rose” and “Morphine Blues.” Also included in this 14 track masterpiece is great acoustic blues on “Waiting for the Train.” “3am” has a bit of a Jimi Hendrix feel that Ritchie makes all his own, and “Ain’t Giving Up On Love” is by far his most popular song that is pure RDP. This Cd is a must have not only for Blues lovers but for music lovers in general!

By David Williams “Having been on the live blues scene for some time now,building up a dedicated live following and gaining significant airplay around the traps,ritchie dave porter has finally released the eagerly awaited ,RDP Rockin’ the Blues. With all original music by ritchie and produced/arranged by Michael Tingle,who also lends his hands to percussion,Ritchie has been busy on the live circuit and doing the rounds on local and international radio,putting the last 4 years of pain, sweat and dedication into the final stages of getting into the studio and getting it all down. Fans won’t be disappointed with the result either.Plenty of influences here for a broad appeal to anyone into roots,blues.alternative,classic rock and traditional arrangements,They’re vast and he’s managed to meld together this broad appeal and as a result,pulled together his own distinct sound..Rich in tones and tons of reverb,Ritchie pays homage to those who came before him,with own personal stamp of approval.From the dark moody notes metered out in morphine blues to the anthem like rock chic.Loads of slide, some blistering guitar work and all that lies in between,chops have been cut on this album. Ritchie Dave Porter rocks the blues alright and then some.A fresh approach to an old genre,this album is balanced yet brave. Lord have mercy……

By David Smart “The Blues with a sharpness you don’t normally hear, for a first album without hype. Brilliant