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Our latest release: The 12 Strings of Christmas is an EP by indie band, Blue Ribbon that includes 2 original songs and 2 covers (Willie Nelson and Bob Seger). This EP is not available in hard copy this year, but maybe next year. It is available on streaming platforms and for purchase at Apple Music iTunes, using the link below. The 12 Strings of Christmas features, of course, lots of 12 string guitars. Enjoy!!
The 6th studio album from U.S. band, Blue Ribbon. We're writing and recording an album for each of the 7 sins. Greed can be ordered right now on this site for its January 1 release date. All orders will be shipped after January 1, 2020. Make sure to secure your copy of our first run of CDs! Greed features tracks: Sunburst Beauty, Easy Chair, The Lord Of The Creepers, On Again Off Again, Best Friend Of The Century, The Shroud Has No Pockets and Western Sky. Order today and thank you for your support!
The 5th studio album from U.S. band, Blue Ribbon. We're writing and recording an album for each of the 7 sins. Only for this album, in true Sloth fashion, we wrote nothing. Sloth is a collection of eclectic covers produced and recorded by Blue Ribbon. This album features Claire Scott Gordon on vocals for one track and the whimsical illustrations of artist, Kelly Freeman. Make Sloth part of your music collection!
Track List: The Seeker, Showdown, Let Me Back In, How Can I Unlove You?, Promises, Living Room, The Promise
As always you are welcome to stream Blue Ribbon on Spotify! Please be sure to follow our page when you get there so we can notify you about upcoming music releases. No account is needed for Spotify, just click the Spotify button, stream and enjoy!
We are Pandora junkies just like you, click the logo for the Blue Ribbon station! Music from your favorite indie band and other like music as well. Enjoy and please give us a thumbs up if you like what you hear.
We're often asked for a link to our lyrics, so we've created one here. You can visit this page and view all Blue Ribbon, Blue Words. Click the image and you'll find every BR song divided up by album.
Virginia transplants, Chris Ambrosino (NY) and Jim Gordon (OH) can both point to pivotal events that defined the direction their musical lives would take. For Gordon who comes from a multi-generational musical family, it was when he first heard “Driver Eight” by REM on WMMS in Cleveland Ohio, when all that he knew about country and blues music (Cash, Nelson, Jennings, Owens, Snow, BB King, Wolf, Waters) came into focus. It was Southern, it was smart, it was emotional and all these years later, as he will attest, “runs through the dozens of tunes I’ve written”.
Chris Ambrosino’s life changed when he was gifted a drum kit and a guitar from his grandparents. A working drummer while still a teen in upstate NY and a member of the first MTV generation with a passion for Brit Pop, early metal, ‘70s NYC and later gritty Honky Tonk laced Americana from the Midwest: By 20, Ambrosino was working the NYC club circuit building chops and becoming a multi-instrumentalist, writer, singer and front line performer.
Northern Virginia native, Tricia Lani Micheux adds thoughtful and soulful layers to Blue Ribbon's sound via bass guitar and vocals. Her laid back style and vintage tones are a "tip of the hat" to the great bass players of the past. Tricia has been playing bass for over a decade and has played in worship bands as a guitarist, bassist and a drummer, while also occasionally playing piano and clarinet! She plays and contributes vocals to most studio tracks and all of Blue Ribbon's live shows.
Drummer, Gavin Baker is the newest addition to the Blue Ribbon lineup. Gavin's innate ability to switch between genres allows Blue Ribbon to meander in and out of different musical stylings and eras. His marching band background garnered Gavin incredible chops and when he's not playing with Blue Ribbon, he's still tapping his fingers on a bar table or steering wheel somewhere.
Blue Ribbon is currently writing and recording an album for each of the 7 deadly sins. This project has been years in the making. A concept project consisting of 7 albums was a huge undertaking from a writer and producer standpoint. All of the albums contain 7 songs and visual art that pertains to the accompanying sin. Blue Ribbon has just released the 6th album, Greed as the project steams ahead. The band has been nominated for several Veer Music awards in Virginia and have also been nominated for a video award with their song Respa Raider from the album, Envy. We hope you follow us on social media or wherever you may roam online.
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