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Background Information

Employment History

Jackson Browne

Penguin

Contributor

Vintage Guitar Magazine

Guitarist

peermusic.com Inc

Affiliations

Member
Fleetwood Mac

Hoku-Award-winning Singer Raiatea Helm, Fleetwood Mac Member
Molokai

Founder
THUNDERBYRDS

Education



Kutztown State College



State University of Buffalo

Web References (200 Total References)


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Rick Vito

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Rick Vito
Rick Vito is one of the few guitarists who didn't just put his name on a guitar as an endorser; as his own guitar designer, he came up with the art deco Streamliner, then the Slingshot for the Reverend company, and Reverend's Rick Vito Signature model.
A glance at the roster of artists Vito has recorded and/or toured with makes you wonder how he found time to monkey with guitar designs.
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Other than drums and sax, Vito plays virtually all of the instruments, although "Help Me Lord" finds him playing solo on acoustic slide - with his feeling as deep as the guitar's tuning.


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Rick Vito - Complete Guide to Slide Guitar > VintageGuitar.com PO Box 7301 Bismarck, ND 58507 Phone (701) 255-1197 Fax (701) 255-0250


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Rick Vito - Rattlesnake Shake

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Covering the Peter Green title track may be a subliminal (or subconscious) way of reminding listeners of his early-'90s stint with Fleetwood Mac, but Vito was a Green devotee well before Green had vacated the band 20 years prior, let alone before joining the group himself.
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As the list above suggests, Vito can adapt to a multitude of situations, but here he and his Lucky Devils don't stray far from roadhouse blues - the tone set by the opening Elmore James-inspired "My Baby's Hot. As evidenced by his original "The Lucky Devil," Magic Sam is another of Rick's heroes; he's put words to Sam's boogie instrumental "Lookin' Good" - no mean feat, since playing the thing is hard enough, forget about trying to sing at the same time.
He reverses the formula on "A Change Is Gonna Come," a moving instrumental arrangement of Sam Cooke's timeless classic, featuring Vito's haunting slide. The CD includes two other instrumentals: the relaxed, self-explanatory "Slide The Blues" and another Mac cover, "Albatross. Even transferring parts of the melody to slide, as with "Rattlesnake," Vito stays close to the original - perhaps a bit too much, instead of injecting more of his own personality.
As if merely playing guitar so well weren't enough, the multi-faceted frontman also designed the Rick Vito Signature Slingshot axe he uses here, for Reverend Guitars.


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Rick Vito - Rattlesnake Shake > VintageGuitar.com PO Box 7301 Bismarck, ND 58507 Phone (701) 255-1197 Fax (701) 255-0250


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Reverend Rick Vito

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Naylor's latest creation is a collaboration with Rick Vito, the renowned guitarist who has worked with Fleetwood Mack, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Todd Rundgren, Bob Seger, and others.
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The Vito's simple design and clean lines share all the elegance we've grown accustomed to with Reverend, while the custom sandblasted graphics (designed by Vito himself) add a high degree of funk.

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