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February  28th

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     Ricky Nye was born in Cincinnati in 1956, and was bitten by the music bug at the age of five.  Upon his return to the area in 1979, his musical journeys on piano, organ and accordion have taken him through jazz, funk, rock &  roll, country, zydeco, New Orleans styles, boogie-woogie and blues - knowledge which has landed him on countless recording sessions and as accompanist to renown blues artists such as James Harman, Junior Watson, Jason Ricci, Francine Reed and Darrell Nulisch.  Ricky performs solo as well as with his two bands, Ricky Nye and the Red Hots, and Ricky Nye Inc.  Nye won Best Solo Act in the 2001 and 2002 Cammy Awards.

     As part of this year’s Blues in the Schools program, Ricky will be working with 8th grade students at Liberty Arts Magnet School, February 26th through March 2nd.   Ricky will be teaching the students how to play boogie-woogie piano.

     The Allen County Historical Society, in conjunction with the Blues Committee of Lima, is pleased to host an evening program by Ricky Nye on Wednesday, February 28th at 7 p.m., at the Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima, Ohio.  This program is free and open to the public.


Boogie Woogie Extraordinaire


Ricky Nye

2 p.m.

“Lynching and the Rule of Law in Lima, Ohio”

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7 p.m.

Annual Blues Concert

Ricky Nye, Boogie Woogie Extraordinaire

2 p.m.

“The Medal of Honor in World War I”

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