Billy Rich (Taj Mahal, Buddy Miles Express)

Among the top session/touring sidemen of the late 60s and 70s, Billy Rich brought his rich knowledge of blues, soul, funk, gospel, and jazz to several notable artists including Taj Mahal, John McLaughlin, the Buddy Miles Express (with Jimi Hendrix), Geoff Muldaur, and Paul Butterfield, to cite a few.

A finger player given to soulful grooves and jazz inflected improv, dig Billy’s bass solo with Geoff Muldaur “Chevrolet / Alice”

Dig Billy with Buddy Miles “Freedom Special”

Dig Billy with John McLaughlin “Marbles”

Dig Billy workin’ a reggae groove with Taj “Johnny Too Bad”

An Omaha native inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 2004, Billy has waxed two solo sides and continues on the bandstand and the studio.