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PEANUT RICKY & THE FIENDS
Peanut Ricky is the solo project of long time local musician Jo Adams. They are joined by an ever alternating cast of backing musicians and long time member Phil Maul a local synth and noise artist. Peanut Ricky & The Fiends can be described as Nick Cave and PJ Harvey’s secret love child. Raised in a cement basement room with only a small TV playing VHS copies of David Lynch films, and a painting of the Virgin Mary. Their influences span from Industrial Noise to Country music with a heavy presence of Jo’s love for Soul and R&B. Though the instrumentation is very minimal they still manage to create complex rhythm and a strong dynamic tension. Somewhere between a nightmare and a wet dream Peanut Ricky is raw emotion, and it’s ugly. A self described “Cowboy killer with a kitchen knife.” Peanut Ricky is indeed a bad bad man, and we are here for it.