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Rick Godfrey Returning to Upstate South Carolina

Posted: Apr 25, 2008

Former Garfeel Ruff guitarist Rick Godfrey returns to Upstate South Carolina this weekend to perform at a benefit for The South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind in Spartanburg.

Although he and his brother Ronnie were both born blind, Rick attended high school as the only blind student in Greenville during the seventies. In a video posted today at WYFF TV, Rick talks about why he chose to attend public school rather than the Deaf & Blind School.

Rick will be jamming in Anderson, SC at Wendell's Dipping Branch on May 3rd at 5:30 PM. Rick wll be part of an all-star jam that includes Jay Johnson (Blackfoot/Spouthern Rock Allstars/Rossington Band), Ace Allen (Marshall Tucker Band), and Dennis Solesbee (Lightnin West Band).

Rick will also be appearing as a part of Buffalo's Acoustic South, a project consisting of a changing lineup of Southern rock stars, during The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, on May 16th . The event will take place at Greer High School football statdium in Greer, SC.  Other bands will appear during the evening, with  the all-star band playing  at 10 PM.

The  ensemble will feature  Rick doing Garfeel Ruff songs,  along with Donnie Winters of The Winters Brothers Band, Tony Heatherly formerly of The Marshall Tucker Band and The Toy Caldwell Band, yours truly, and singer/songwriter Mark McAfee.

Godfrey is one helluva guitarist and singer. If you haven't already heard him, check him out. If you already know Rick, I'll see you at the shows.

Keep it Real. Keep it Southern.




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culturejunkie says...

Sounds Better independent record store in Myrtle Beach (owned by Jeff Roberts) is on Business 17 directly across the street from Cagneys restaurant. Jeff's dad died recently, so he was busy helping his mom and wasn't open very much. You can usually catch him in the afternoons or call the store at 843-497-3643. He carries a great selection of obscure blues, southern rock, country and more -- including Rickey Godfrey. If you're out of the area, you might not know that Jeff is also the organizer for South By Southeast, a great nonprofit supporter/promoter of alternative and roots music. He's brought acts like Mike Farris, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Scott Miller, David Olney, Harry Manx, Randall Bramblett, Diesel and others to the beach.

Earle says...

Thanks for the info. jeff and I grew up togather . The last few times I went there Jeff was not open. I thought maybe he gave it up. I found a Winters Brothers CD there. Copperhead

tupelohoney says...

I love Ricky Godfrey. Met him when Garfeel Ruff went on their 1980 tour. He is an amazing guitar player.

Tigers1 says...

Jeff Roberts Has Sounds Better In Hidden Village 9904 N.Kings Hwy .Jeff ran Sounds Familiar.Used& Independant. good store

Earle says...

Where is there a music still standing in MB. I live here. Use to be a great one called Sounds Familiar. But its gone.

Tigers1 says...

Buffalo great to see you helping Relay For Life. Talked To Rickey Not Long Ago At a Friends Record Store At Myrtle Beach HE loves To Talk about Garfell Ruff. Got Some Copys Of Born To Play And Let The Big Dog Eat . Have you Send Out the Chris Hicks C D out to the Winners . Still Waiting . Thanks For all you do for Southern Rock And People all over . Keep On Rocking Earl Anderson

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