Tribute to Muddy Waters in HPR’s Atherton Studio, June 2

May 16, 2018

Rick Smith and the Trailer Park Romeos, along with special guest vocalist Carl Golden, present a “Muddy Waters Tribute” in HPR’s Atherton Studio on Saturday, June 2. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame credits blues guitar icon Muddy Waters with the transformation of “the soul of the rural South into the sound of the city, electrifying the blues at a pivotal point in the early postwar period.” This Atherton concert will trace Waters' career from his relocation from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago in 1943, his early recordings with Chess Records, to his influence on British rock bands in the mid-Sixties and their popularity on American radio.
 
Reservations may be made online or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets are $25 general, $20 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID; online ticketing fees apply. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaiʻi Public Radio, 738 Kāheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.
 
The Trailer Park Romeos, led by Rick Smith, is comprised of Corey Funai (harmonica), Ian Chames (bass), Sean Harrison (guitar), Paul "Mojo" Gomes (drums).
 
About the artist
 
Rick Smith is a master of the slide guitar. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, and long-time North Shore resident, Smith learned to play the guitar at 14. He formed his first band and, by the time he was in 10th grade, they were performing in area clubs. His recording engineer career first took him to Los Angeles where he worked with many name recording artists at the legendary Record Plant Recording Studios. Since then he has also built a recording studio for local entertainer Al Harrington, managed LA’s Design FX Audio, and formed a series of bands on O‘ahu.

Rick Smith and the Trailer Park Romeos

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