RICK (Rico Party) CAVEN
Bass / Backing Vocals
Name: Rick Caven
AKA: Rico Party
Bass guitar and background vocals
I moved to the San Joaquin Delta when I was a baby. It’s the only place I call home. I was baptized in the blues, living the dream playing music to spread the love. Whether Playing in the clubs downtown or the juke joints on the river it’s all about having fun.
Q. Tell me about your musical influences.
Well that’s a really small question for the big answer. Early on I had a wide range of musical influences. There was always music of some type going on in our home. My grandma played piano and organ and grandpa liked to sing, my brother is a musician too. So music is kinda in my blood. These days I’m being influenced by the incredible musicians That play here in the delta come out and check out the players and you’ll never be the same.
Q. What do you do in your free time?
Free time? I need to get me some of that. You can usually find me hanging out with friends chillin' and grillin', maybe frying up some baloney. Most likely we’ll be playing music.
Q. What’s one thing about you that most people don’t know about you.
Id like to keep it mysterious. It’s not really a secret but most people don’t know that I quit the corporate world to go drive truck. I still have my truck driving license?
Q. You mean like the big trucks.
Yep, all 18 wheels. There is something about the freedom of the road and the commaradery of the other drivers.
Q. Anything else you would like to add?
I would like to talk a bit about the Whiskey Slough band. I really dig how all of our influences converge into a blend of delta music. As the newest band member I strive to maintain the earthy bottom that drives us home.