Ricky Warwick – Lemmy Sings Summertime Blues with Ricky

Lemmy Sings Summertime Blues with Ricky

In 2014, Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy vocalist Ricky Warwick decided to record two new solo records, funded through the popular Pledgemusic crowd funding system.  The results are two fan and critically acclaimed releases, ‘Hearts on Tree’ and ‘When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)’.

During the campaign for these two albums, Ricky would record updates for those that supported him in the campaign.  Staging most of these recordings in the stairwell of his home in Los Angeles, the fans quickly dubbed Ricky as the ‘Stairwell Troubadour’.  Ricky’s acoustic covers of a number of tracks became very popular among the fan community.  So much so that when the two solo albums were completed, there was a lot of feedback asking him to consider recording some of these covers for a release.

Ricky Warwick - Black Star Riders
Ricky Warwick – Black Star Riders

So, early in 2015, Ricky launched a new campaign to fund his album of covers.  The best part was that the fans get to choose the tracks that are included on the album from a selection Ricky put together.  One of the tracks that has already proven itself quite popular is the Eddie Cochran classic ‘Summertime Blues’.  Working on a wave of studio born inspiration, Ricky thought that the sound would be perfect with an addition from an old friend.  Enter Lemmy from Motorhead.  Ricky toured with Motorhead when he fronted The Almighty and Lemmy and Ricky have been friends ever since.  So when the call went out for Lemmy’s participation in the ‘Stairwell Troubadour’ album, he didn’t even hesitate.


Ricky tells us about Lemmy’s participation, “To have such an iconic performer be a part of this album is a dream come true.  I have loved Motorhead for decades and having Lemmy contribute to my solo release is a big one off of my personal bucket list!

Ricky’s campaign for the ‘Stairwell Troubadour’ album is an ongoing process.  You can check things out by visiting http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/rickywarwick2.

Links: –

Website: www.rickywarwick.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rickywarwickofficial

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!