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Ric Denis - Tadoussac - 2003 - Ric Denis

I have been a professional guitarist, singer/song writer and performer for over twenty five years. It's actually been longer but I'd rather not conjure up images in the reader of a stumbling old man with a walker. Trust me, I can still feed myself. I have released two solo CD’s; 'Lush' and 'Tadoussac', and two CD’s with The Ragged Flowers; 'Love To Burn' and 'Story Be Told'. I have also performed in a wide array of styles in cover bands. I'm currently performing in the The Ric Denis & 3. (http://ricdenis3.com/index.php/ric-denis-performances/the-ric-denis-3) We're best pictured as a harmonious contradiction. We are essentially acoustical, yet we can make a ruckus. In fact, somtimes we call ourselves Ruckus. Have a listen… - Simple Plan (http://ricdenis3.com/images/stories/Simple%20Plan.mp3)- Favorite Bone (http://ricdenis3.com/images/stories/Favorite%20Bone.mp3) Joining me is Rob Riendeau on bass and Ian Douglas on percussion, both of which were also members of The Ragged Flowers with me, and Tony Stuart on keys, sax & vocals. I've started work on a third solo CD with songs that The Ric Denis & 3 are performing. It should be released in about four or five thousand dollars from now. A little over six years ago I suffered a medical condition that has compromised the right side of my body. When the community discovered my state and the financial situation of my family the response and support was immediate and incredibly warm. Since then I have worked very hard to recover as much of my previous playing ability as I can. Although I can’t perform the high octane guitar work featured on Tadoussac, my playing has improved substantially, and continues to improve regularly. Basically, if you didn’t know, you wouldn’t know. I say this so to not conjure up images in the reader of a stumbling old man with a walker. © Ric Denis http://ricdenis3.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4:ric-denis-performances-story&catid=1

Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Extraordinare, Ric Denis plays music that is intimate, expressive and sometimes explosive. Evoking comparisons from Don Ross and Terry Tuffs, to Robben Ford and Eric Clapton, he has started build a loyal fan base from the ‘pleasantly surprised' who have caught his show. He combines Blues, Jazz, World Beat, Folk and Rock into his mix of exceptional guitar work, soulful singing and honest words © Ric Denis http://ottawa-blues-jazz.ncf.ca/denisr.html

"Tadoussac" is a really good instrumental acoustic guitar album, but it is not easy to find out too much about it. Maybe somebody in Canada/Ottawa could help with more info. Try and listen to Ric's "Lush" album [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 100 Mb]

TRACKS

1 Gone By
2 Moon & Tide
3 A Jig For Chuck
4 Tadoussac
5 Eleanor Rigby
6 Becalming Me
7 A Foghorn Morning
8 Thursday's Best
9 Schmoozin' With The Guru
10 Lo Eh
11 Lament For Josh

ABOUT RIC DENIS

"Music is my best and most natural form of communication.I want to discover all her languages and have my finger tips speak fluently." Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Extraordinare, Ric Denis plays music that is intimate, expressive and sometimes explosive.Evoking comparisons from Don Ross and Terry Tuffs, to Robben Ford and Eric Clapton, he has started build a loyal fan base from the ‘pleasantly surprised' who have caught his show.He combines Blues, Jazz, World Beat, Folk and Rock into his mix of exceptional guitar work, soulful singing and honest words.He draws the inspirations for his songs from travelogues, love lost, lust, loved ones, self analysis, self doubt, friends, foes, dogs ... His first solo CD entitled ‘Lush' is a collection of original songs and instrumental pieces, produced by Ric right down to the cover design and the manufacturing through his own label, Z Sun Records.His follow up CD ‘Tadoussac' is due out this spring and will showcase Ric's guitar playing with a collection of acoustic guitar instrumentals. He is also known in the Ottawa Valley for his work with the Ragged Flowers.The ‘Flowers' have performed at the ‘Ottawa Folk Festival', the ‘Blue Skies' festival, Stewart Park Festival and ‘Artsfusion'.Ric has also been featured on The Blues Brokers, ‘Bag Full Of Blues' CD and has made several appearances on ‘The New RO Breakfast Show' in Ottawa.His guitar work has appeared on radio jingles for Warrens House Of Britches, The Rum Shack and Tommy & Lefebvre.Ric can also be 'caught' performing with Jerome 'J' Jeffrey in the jam band 'The Sway Dogs' or playing Jazz standards and originals in 'Clever Mess'. ...As well as a professional guitarist, singer and performer, Ric has been a professional guitar teacher for over fifteen years.He has performed workshops with Don Ross, David Woodhead and Stephen Fearing.He has also presented clinics on improvisation and musical composition.He teaches privately and at The Ottawa Folklore Centre School of Music. A resident of the quaint little town of Almonte Ont, Ric lives in a busy little house with his busy wife and three brilliant busy kids, plus a nosey little pet rat named Harriet. © 2002, Ric Denis http://www.zoominfo.com/#!search/profile/person?personId=203722265&targetid=profile

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Ric Denis has been a professional guitarist, singer/song writer and performer for over fifteen years.He has been teaching guitar privately and in music schools for over ten years.He is an ‘Honours Graduate' from the Applied Music program at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ont.Ric has performed in a wide array of bands and styles.He has done opening gigs for Sass Jordan, Alannah Miles and Blue Rodeo.He was featured on ‘CJOH Newsday' with The Maria Hawkins Band and ‘The New RO Breakfast Show' with The Ragged Flowers.His guitar work has appeared on radio jingles for Warrens House Of Britches, The Rum Shack and Tommy & Lefebvre.He regularly performs as a soloist and in duets and combos throughout the Ottawa area music clubs and pubs including The Rainbow Bistro, Zaphod's, Rasputin's, The Blacksheep Inn, The Bayou, plus many , many more. Ric is a member of The Ragged Flowers which has performed at the ‘Ottawa Folk Festival', the ‘Blue Skies' festival, Stewart Park Festival and ‘Artsfusion'.The Ragged Flowers CD ‘Love To Burn' has received airplay on CBC Radio and CKCU. He has also been featured on The Blues Brokers, ‘Bag Full Of Blues' CD.Ric won a ‘Mohawk College Board of Governors Arts Award' for original music composition with his single recording of the song ‘Nine'.Today, Ric is considered by his peers to be one of the best and busiest professional musicians around. © www.landolakes.ca, 12 April 2003

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