SAND CREEK festival, inc. PRESENTS
The Wild Seedz of Sand Creek Concert
Friday, July 9
7:00: Smokey Valley Bluegrass Band
8:30: Ricky Fugitt
The Smokey Valley Bluegrass Band out of Galva is mostly a traditional bluegrass band with a mix some contemporary songs as well.
Ricky Fugitt is a native of Great Bend, Ks toured quite a bit over the last 15 years. Fugitt is not into Nashville style of music but more of straight forward rodeo and red dirt. He released my fist single in 2008 called RED DIRT MUSIC that hit Texas and Oklahoma radio stations with a huge success.
“It was the rodeo scene that meshed me with the music I love to hear. It was full of influences that made me want to write music that not just others, but I myself would like to listen to as well. I try and reflect on the vibe you get behind the chutes. Not reflecting on just the words and phrases of the sport of rodeo, but the feeling you get having a backstage pass to a unique lifestyle. It’s a mix of emotions, but it’s everything that is true to the moment. That is what I think defines me and my music.”
Ricky’s real breakthrough came in the summer of 2008 when he released his first single entitled ‘Red Dirt Music’ that was quickly picked up by radio in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. “Red Dirt Music” debuted on the Texas Charts and landed Ricky nominations with TOSSM (Now BigStar97) Radio as FAVORITE UP AND COMING TEXAS MUSIC ARTIST as well as, TOP MALE VOCALIST. The new single charted at #2 on the TOSSM Music Most Requested Chart for 2009. Ricky has since released singles – “Another Country Song” that landed him a spot on the Sportsman’s Channel as the Theme Song for INNERLOC OUT THERE, as well as “One More Day” that was showcased in retiring PBR Superstar Chris Shivers Last Ride video. Two more singles – “Top Shelf Whiskey” and “Cursed Town” rounded out the releases off the CURSED TOWN album.
Ricky has shared the stage with with popular Texas/Red Dirt Artists such as, Granger Smith, Aaron Watson, Jason Boland, Cody Canada & The Departed, Stoney LaRue, Wade Bowen, Jason Cassidy, Roger Creager, Reckless Kelly, Jackson Taylor, Logan Mize, Mark McKinney, Kurt South, Mike McClure, Kevin Fowler, Bart Crow, Phil Hamilton, JB & The Moonshine Band, and Vallejo. Nationally, Ricky has also shared bookings with Merle Haggard, Daryl Singletary, Little Big Town, Ronnie Dunn, Little Texas and Willie Nelson. Today Ricky is still playing when and wherever he can. He has begun touring KS/TX/OK/MO/AR with a new 2015 road band based out of the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.
Ricky was signed to Oklahoma Indie Red Dirt Label CIMSOUND RECORDS in 2012, and teamed up with Producer/Engineer Jeff Parker (Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland), on his first studio album “CURSED TOWN” Ricky’s most recent single “Texas Or Tennessee” hit radio in April of 2015. The first off the album “Troubadour Soul” which was released on June 15th, 2015.