Singer/songwriter/guitarist Ricky Warwick was cut from the cloth of a mill workers jacket. Ricky has embraced no–frills, emotionally direct, pure music exemplified by such American influences as Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Woodie Guthrie and Steve Earle.
Born in Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland, Ricky got his first guitar at 14. “That old, used guitar changed my life… it saved me, it was more than just notes on a fret board, it was the deepest breathe of life I ever experienced. I felt like I was armed when I carried it. I knew exactly what I wanted to do and nothing was ever gonna be the same again once I dragged my thumb across those strings.” It turned out that Ricky was a natural fit for the well worn acoustic. It wasn’t long before he was aping Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen records, although it would not be much longer before bands like MC5, The Clash and Sex Pistols infiltrated his bedroom. Those artists gave me a voice, say Ricky, when no one would listen to a fourteen year old boy, they gave me something important to say… The following year, his family relocated to Strathaven, Scotland. Ricky played in numerous bands, and the young guitarist went on to found The Almighty in his native Glasgow, Scotland. The Almighty enjoyed ten Top 40 singles and four Top 20 albums in the UK. Ironically, Ricky appeared on Stiff Little Fingers.. Live and also wrote with the seminal English punk band The Ruts. However, Ricky’s roots and those acoustic artists that were like old friends that started to call him back to his workmen class roots.
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