The Racky Thomas Band hails from Boston, Massachusetts but plays the blues as though they came right out of post-war Chicago or the Mississippi delta. The band has received widespread critical praise in local, national, and international blues publications, as well as worldwide radio airplay of their two most recent self-produced cd’s; Last Of The Big Spenders, and Troubled All the time.
The band formed in 1995 and has been performing throughout the northeast to enthusiastic audiences, steadily gaining a devoted following ever since. The band got a great boost in 1997 by winning Boston’s prestigious Battle of the Blues Bands. That earned them a trip to Memphis, TN. To compete in the International Blues Competition where they made a strong showing and gained broader exposure.
The band maintains a steady performance schedule of over 150 dates a year and continues to earn rave reviews from critics and music enthusiasts alike. The band also has a number of festival performances to their credit, and has opened for Luther ‘Guitar’ Jr. Johnson, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, and Susan Tedeschi.