ION INDIE MAGAZINE October 2014, Volume 5 - Page 42

BAD COMPANY, THE ROMANTICS, DANNY JOHNSON & THE BANDITS, JULES BLATTNER and EDDIE SHAW & THE WOLFGANG. GARY DAVIS began playing guitar, bass and keyboards at a young age. He has performed professionally since the late ‘70’s. Through the years he has made his mark in such bands as LAZY RAY, ANTICS, JOHN WARRON BAND, TRIPLE FORTE, MICHAEL TAYLOR TRIO, CHANGE OF PACE, CASH ONLY, OUT ON BAIL, BIG BAD BLUES MACHINE and ROYAL PAIN. Hurricane Ruth has performed at several festivals: Champaign Blues, Brews & BBQs (Champaign, IL), Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues (Bloomington, IL), Rollin’ on the River Blues Festival (Keokuk, IA), Old Capitol Blues & BBQ (Springfield, IL), Illinois Blues Festival (Peoria, IL), Round Barn Blues (Kirksville, MO), Hot August Blues Festival (Hardin, KY), Merchant Street Music Festival (Kankakee, IL), Taste of Downtown (Springfield, IL) and Made In The Shade 2 (Saybrook, IL.). They were a 2012 International Blues Challenge participant and King of Beale participant. They later returned to Beale Street in 2012 to perform at the HARD ROCK CAFÉ. Their CD “The Power of the Blues…Feels like a Hurricane” was released in February 2012, and was nominated for the IBC “Best Self-Produced CD” in 2013. It also finished in the top 10 of Germany’s WASSER-PRAWDA MAGAZINE’S “Reader’s Poll for Best Blues Rock CD” of 2012. The CD placed 11th on WEFT’s (Champaign, IL) “Top 50 Blues CDs” for 2012 (ranked by number of spins). You can pick up their latest CD "Born on the River" in mid-September 2014. Hurricane Ruth will blow you away!