‘Philadelphia’ Jerry Ricks

Jerry Ricks was another acoustic Delta bluesman whom I had the pleasure of knowing before his unfortunate death in 2007. He had recently moved to Croatia and was planning to call Kastav his official hometown. Jerry mastered his craft under the guidance of some of the greatest legends in the history of the blues, including Son House, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Libba Cotton, Jesse Fuller, Mance Lipscomb, and Lonnie Johnson. A glorious recording of his can be found here: