Author Archives: rickhellman

About rickhellman

writer, editor, photographer, researcher. Working on a book about the history of rock 'n' roll in the Kansas City area. See www.kcrockhistory.com for more info.

Duos abound

Happy 2015 to all of you! This year looks very promising, gig-wise, and I’ve got some duo gigs coming up that are bound to yield some great music: Wednesday Jan. 28: Seth Lee and I are starting a monthly 4th … Continue reading

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Upcoming good gigs!

Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand Blvd.: Trio with Seth Lee and Sam Wisman, Tuesday, Feb. 25, and Tuesday, March 25. We’ve worked up some pretty cool arrangements over the last 10 years! Chaz @ the Raphael Hotel, Wornall & Ward … Continue reading

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Gigs coming up in November

Hey, all, here’s letting you know about some gigs I have as a leader just around the corner. Happily, I get to play with great players that I’ve been playing with for years in very nice settings. Would love to … Continue reading

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“Stretch” now on iTunes, Amazon.com

The i’s have all been dotted and t’s crossed. My new album, “Stretch,” is now available for your buying pleasure as a download on both iTunes and Amazon.com, as well as in Compact Disc (or MP3) form from CDBaby.com. I … Continue reading

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‘Stretch’ out

Several people have asked where they can find my new CD, “Stretch.” As of now, it’s only available from me directly or from http://www.cdbaby.com. You can download it there or purchase the physical CD. Or you can e-mail me at … Continue reading

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New CD is ready; Let’s party!

It’s finally here! “Stretch,” my first CD as a leader, and I’m REALLY happy with everything, from the music to the artwork to the mastering. I will have a copies for sale at two CD-release parties scheduled for this weekend … Continue reading

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The Parallax Coffee House Tour

I played a really enjoyable gig with the new band Parallax last month at the Westport Coffee House. My favorite part was the really musical and high-energy interaction between the two drummers — yes, two drummers — Ryan Lee and … Continue reading

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