Rick Booth - Lead Guitar

The day Elvis Presley died Rick became interested in the guitar.  He started taking lessons with a local jazz guitarist and at 16 was earning a living in pubs and clubs playing the chart music of the day.  Over the next few years he developed an interest in Rock, Jazz and Blues playing alongside some great musicians and earning a living doing seasons on cruise ships.

Rick has been influenced by some great artists such as American jazz guitarist, Wes Montgomery; Larry Carlton; Carlos Santana and 70s rock and roll music in general.  He played guitar in the successful 1970s chart-topping band "The Climax Blues Band" and joined the cast of Broadway hit show "Oh Boy".  Rick is an accomplished, versatile guitarist who has honed his skill over many years and adds an element of sophistication and expertise wherever he chooses to play.

© Chris Lord & her Blues Express - photography by Anna Domagala, Laurence Harvey, Mike Chase, Louise Dove, Jean Allard-Mower & John Morrow