Mudhouse Gang is a band of musical brothers founded by guitarist/songwriter
Rick Phillips (former guitarist of psych-rock band Simeon Soul Charger). After living
and touring in Europe as a full-time musician, he decided it was time to return to NE Ohio and
reconnect with American soil.
This life-changing experience inspired Rick to begin writing new material heavily
influenced by Blues and Americana music. Searching for musicians who would share in
this vision, Rick reunited with two long-time friends and drummers Doug Ackerman
(Massillon, OH) and Scott Aspinall (Fairmont, WV). Their drumming styles quickly
meshed to provide a powerful backdrop to Rick’s signature guitar style. The three knew
they had found something unique and Mudhouse Gang was formed.
The Mudhouse name is derived from bluesmen Muddy Waters and Son House
and references the combined elements of Blues, Rock, Jazz & Folk music that
brought these three musicians together.
Mudhouse Gang has been generating a strong buzz in the NE Ohio music scene
since forming in 2017. The release of their self-titled first album in September
2018 captures the talent and passion of the trio and sets the tone for their
impressive live performances.