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Songs For The New Depression

by Ricky Lewis Band

Blues-Rock, Southern Rock, R&B
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Destiny
3:19 $0.99
2. Do It For Love
5:39 $0.99
3. Down And Out Blues
6:17 $0.99
4. Never Look Back
6:04 $0.99
5. Live Or Die
3:15 $0.99
6. You're Always There
5:52 $0.99
7. I Need The Money
5:02 $0.99
8. Baby, That's Life
4:30 $0.99
9. Can't Smoke That Carlton Here
5:54 $0.99
10. Cheap Champagne
4:13 $0.99
11. Done Is Done (Scary Monsters)
4:37 $0.99
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Album Notes
Ricky Lewis

When you find an artist that embraces and embodies the genuineness of Eric Clapton with the harmonies and vocals of Dave Mason, the performance of Bruce Springsteen and puts the same depth of storytelling in their songs as Little Feat, you have an artist who isn't following the latest trend. Ricky Lewis incorporates and expands upon all of these influences in his own R&B Rock style.

In his new CD, Songs For The New Depression, Ricky details his wide range of melodic Blues to high energy Rock songs that chronicle theyears of his life and his personal philosophy. A philosophy which projects that your life is what you make it. Take control of it and decide where you want it to go.

This theme is introduced right from the beginning in songs like Destiny. A challenge to every now and then put your life in perspective. See where you want it to go instead of letting the everyday problems of life get the best of you. This message is carried forward in Live Or Die where Ricky points out that some people seem to be in "slow motion". Just waiting for life to direct them instead of them deciding their fate.

Ricky Lewis is one of the few artists that still remembers that music can be a source of inspiration and motivation as well as entertainment.

Songs For The New Depression is a wake up call to everyone to watch where you are headed in life.



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Willie Lewis

This Is Real great music excellant guitar playing a must hear

R Cowles

Diverse, Powerful, Musical, Funky, emotional and dynamic!!!
The Ricky Lewis Band CD is indeed an entertaining piece of work. The lead voice is so unique and the power of the performance is great. This guy really knows his stuff. It seems like he is well aquainted with mutiple styles of popular music from many time periods. There's a style of music for everybody included in this CD. It's a clean and well recorded CD. The guitar playing in outstanding. These songs are very rememberable and fun to listen to.


dynamic and sincere
This guy has got it,and the record rocks.Very enjoyable to listen to.I hope there's more coming from this talented guy.

Bryan "COOL BREEZE" Kortcamp

A Very well put together collection of great songs.
A very diverse album. You hear so many influences on this CD it's astonishing. I grew up listening to great classic rock bands, and the style in this CD brings to mind some great music. On the other hand the songs here are origional and have a great meaning and purpose. I would reccomend this CD to anybody. Keep up the Good Work Buddy Lewis !!!

George P

Nice pop blues music
As I listened to this, I kept thinking I had this guy figured out. I would hear Clapton influence. Then the next song would start and I'd hear Springsteen. I thought I heard some Little Feat influence there too. I even heard a touch of Charlie Daniels Band on this CD. Lewis is hard to pinpoint. The band is tight and the songs are very good.

Gregory MacKinnon

Axe Master Supreme
Ricky Lewis is a master guitarist. This CD, "Songs For The New Depression", demonstrates Ricky's mastery of many guitar styles, ranging from jazz, to incendiary rock-fusion, to pop, to delta blues. Ricky's guitar playing is certainly both technically superb and of the highest caliber on this disc. But it is more than that. On this disc he expresses a depth and range of emotion that establishes him as a lyrical artist of the first degree. As if this sort of mastery of an instrument isn't enough,
Ricky also demonstrates mature compositional abilities on this disc too. To top it all off Ricky has a voice that is honest, sincere and capable of expressing the human condition with true conviction. This guy is a star, and I hope that we see and hear many more CDs in the future!

Jack B.

Ricky's music is Wonderful - just like I remember it!
Ricky has always been a master guitarist with such a tremendous talent and a definate goal. I knew him as a young man with a great desire to make his music the absolute BEST. I am very proud of his success and am very proud to have known him. GOOD JOB Ricky! I love your music!

robb corless

ricky lewis band is awesome -the feelings i get from listening to his songs range from interspective true life feelings to good ol' rock and roll--my favorite song is do it for love--man the guitar work is right there and the feeling in ricky's voice just grab your soul--i predict that some day in the near future this boy is going to be noticed--

A Varas

Top Notch A#1
In our society of over produced music that has no soul it's very refreshing to hear an artist that knows that it's the music that counts. The cd has a slightly gritty feel to it which is reflective of the title, because the things in life that count love, pain and struggle are never clean or easy. I found the songs meaningful and inspirational on many different levels. Technically the cd is very well done the guitar playing is top notch and the vocals are good as well. This cd starts out with hard driving sound that never stops, and in the end it will leave you begging for more.

B. Lewis

Masterful, Powerful and indeed Dynamic Collection of Music
The Ricky Lewis Band’s “Songs for the new Depression” is a masterful, yet powerful and indeed dynamic work. The wide range of music styles and artful handling of those styles shows maturity that usually only comes after many years of music exposure. Masterful guitar playing through out, with a very interesting spin with the metallic sound of the steel guitar in “Down and Out Blues” plus the scratches made me think it was a 78 rpm from the Jimmy Rogers area. The whole band is a stand out and the vocals are great, it gets better every time you hear it.
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