After years of touring across Canada, the United States and Europe, recognized musician Ricky Paquette recently sold most of his belongings to buy an RV and turned it into a tiny home and full recording studio. The Quebec artist made his way to Nashville to start the songwriting process for his next solo album, a project he put on hold for the last few years while traveling the world on tour.
Signing his first record deal at only 12 years old, Ricky has been making waves on the blues and rock scene ever since. He’s played with respected Canadian artists including Angel Forrest, Bruce Cockburn, Downchild, Breen LeBoeuf, Paul Deslauriers and Steve Hill. He has since released two solo albums, opened for international acts such as CCR, Buddy Guy, Frank Marino, Johnny Winter, Babe Ruth and Simple Plan and played for the Canadian troops in Afghanistan. More recently, he’s been touring with Quebec artists Martin Deschamps, Angel Forrest and Travis Cormier.
His early blues roots have now grown into unconditional love for Aerosmith and other classic rock influences such as Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top and Foo Fighters. His sound is also greatly inspired by modern country acts including Chris Stapleton and Brothers Osborne.