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Guitarist, composer, producer Ricky Z. has worked with a myriad of artists including: Josh Groban, Jessica Simpson, Lauryn Hill, Vesta Williams, Don Grusin, Ronnie Laws, Gloria Estefan, Steve Lukather, Micheal Buble'. After a career that has spanned Live/Touring as well as Recording, T.V. and Movie work, Ricky now steps out as an artist in his own right with the release of his Contemporary Blues CD "The Long and Dusty Road" featuring Bill Champlin (Chicago), Lisa Kekaula (the BellRays), Walfredo Reyes Jr., Ed Roth, and Bill Lanham. Drawing from such influences as Freddie King, John Lee Hooker, to Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, and Rory Gallagher, Ricky paints a landscape that encompasses the depth and scope of both traditional and modern blues with a twist of Funk, Cajun, and Rock 'n Roll; culminating in a record that emits the feeling of yesterday with the sound of tomorrow.