Mudhouse Gang is a blues/roots/rock duo from Wadsworth, Ohio. This guitar & drums combo draws heavily from finger-picked hill country blues as a foundation and effortlessly blends in other genres to create a unique sound. Rick Phillips and Doug Ackerman formed the band along with second drummer Scott Aspinall (Morgantown, WV) in 2017 while searching for a new inspired musical direction. The trio released a self-titled debut album in September of 2018.
Rick and Doug are now a duo. A gang of two. The smallest gang possible,
but with a big bluesy original sound. Mudhouse Gang is currently in the studio
working on their second record “Get Yer Demons Out!” due to be released in 2020 followed by a tour through the Czech Republic and Germany.
Listening closely, one will hear elements of Muddy Waters, Son House, Howlin’ Wolf,
Mississippi John Hurt, R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix
and even the Beatles.
Rick spent 6 years (2011 – 2017) living in Germany as guitarist for the
psychedelic rock band Simeon Soul Charger who became a massive cult success across Europe. Throughout his career, Rick has opened the stage for Daryl Davis (pianist for Chuck Berry), The Pretty Things, Parliament Funkadelic, Richie Havens, Hot Tuna, Kansas, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, D.A.D. (Disneyland After Dark), Stefan Dettl (of La Brassbanda) Guru Guru and Fernando Saunders (bassist for Lou Reed).