Rex Lyons of The Ripcords

2023 is the Year of The Ripcords! Tune in for a great conversation and an hour of some of the finest Haudenosaunee Blues artists.
Rex Lyons (Eel Clan, Onondaga) is a man of many talents. He’s the founding guitarist, vocalist and band leader of The Ripcords. Recently inducted into the Blues Archive Hall of Fame, he is a respected veteran of the Syracuse music community. Rex’s musical style is equal parts country, blues, rockabilly, and swing. He has a rich history in playing live music as a member of several bands in Syracuse. Never one to rest on his laurels, he also sits on the board of The New York State Blues Festival among many others. This week Rex joins me to discuss the Ripcords most recent releases, including their ongoing collaborations with legendary session guitarist, Earl Slick. Turn it up and sing along. Enjoy! 


01 The Ripcords- The Bottle Let Me Down
02 The Ripcords- Crush on You
03 Jeremy Keyes- I Wanna Know
04 Jimmy Wolf- Tail Dragger
05 The Ripcords- Thick as Thieves
06 Butch Mudbone- Tipi Creepin
07 Cornbred- Jingle Dress Dancer
08 The Ripcords- Winds of Change
09 Appleby, Reinhardt, Mahfoud- Blues is My Friend