Rick Estrin


Oral History Information

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Musician, Harmonicist

Rick Estrin and Charles Baty started playing blues together and decided to form a group in 1976.  They brought in two other players and called themselves Little Charlie & the Nightcats.  They began touring and soon began to feature at many of the top blues festivals.  Ten years later they cut their first album, ALL the Way Crazy, which featured several of the band’s best known songs including "Suicide Blues," "Poor Tarzan" and "When Girls Do It.” When Charles decided to come off the road, Rick continued the great traditions that they formed together.  In 2009, the band name was changed to Rick Estrin & the Nightcats.