Excerpted from REUNIONBLUES.COM:

“Touring can be brutal on any guitar. Through rain, snow, sleet, hail… I rely on my Reunion Blues to see me through.”

Mr. RIC HALL aka “Ric Jaz” is truly an extraordinary example of one of the best musicians to come out of Chicago, He currently tours and performs around the world with Blues legend BUDDY GUY. Ric’s 30 year plus resume includes associations with a surreal list of GRAMMY and ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME Award winning artists like BB KINGALBERT KING, ERIC CLAPTONJOHN MAYERCARLOS SANTANA, andJEFF BECK.

True to his versatile style, Ric has proudly served as the guitarist and rhythm section leader for THE DELLS (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame R&B inductee). Other R&B artists he has performed with include JERRY “ICEMAN” BUTLER, BLOODSTONE, and THE EMOTIONS.

Ric provides an impregnable rhythmic foundation and is eager to interject soulful “teeth gritting” guitar licks. His crossover style can magically transform R&B into a tasteful Rock shred at the blink of an eye. Mr. Hall also operates a small independent recording studio, recording and producing local artists in addition to his own projects.

– Photo © Peter M. Hurley, 2020

Mr. Hurley is a contributing photographer and writer for Living Blues Magazine and the staff photographer for Chicago Blues Network. His recent book Blues Legacy: Tradition and Innovation in Chicago, in collaboration with Blues historian and author David Whiteis, showcases his work in the field. His passion for blues music began with a 6th grade dance party discovery of Bo Diddley which led to Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and so on. It continues to this day. VISIT PETER’S WEBSITE HERE.