Hornby Island Blues Workshop

Rick Fines - Guitar

RICK FINES’ classic blues guitar picking only hints at the authenticity that he brings to his music. Have a listen to any of Rick’s recordings, and what you hear is the quintessential blues/folk experience – the fundamental man and guitar union, all reasons he has been a Blues Camp mainstay for years. Rick is one of Canada's leading blues, roots music and slide guitarists and brings a remarkable knowledge of Blues history. His 15 years with Jackson Delta won recognition from both the Juno and the Handy Awards. Combining top-shelf musicianship and silk and honey vocals allows him offer his students a professional take on all the fundamentals.

There is just something so bred-in-the-bone intimate that this veteran of the folk and blues creates. To say Rick loves what he does might be an understatement. He has earned eight Maple Blues Award nominations and twice won the Acoustic Act of the Year, and was nominated many times for Songwriter of the Year and Best Male Vocals. In addition to his busy touring schedule, Rick has been tireless in working with kids as part of the Blues in the Schools programs across Canada, At the Hornby Blues Workshop Rick’s classes are always full, so if you want a genuine Rick Fines experience book early.

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