Ramblin' Ricky Tate is a Country Blues & Folk singer from Birmingham, Alabama. Ricky is a founding member of Jug Band Hall of Fame inductees the Steel City Jug Slammers and over the last decade has traveled far and wide singing from street corners to theaters. As a touring musician Ricky has been all over the US and Canada sharing his original music.
Ricky has shared the stage with Old Crow Medicine Show, The Avett Brothers, The Devil Makes Three, Dom Flemons,Sierra Ferral, Molly Tuttle, Colter Wall, Rebirth Brass Band, Jim Kweskin, Blind Boy Paxton, John Cohen, R. Crumb, Pokey LaFarge, Bruce Molsky, Tejon Street Corner Thieves, Waydown Wanderers, Maria Muldaur, Jontavious Willis, Nick Shoulders, Early James, Rock Bottom String Band, Days n Daze, Holy Locust, Yes Ma'am, The Tillers, Tuba Skinny, Washboard Chaz, Hubby Jenkins, Emi Sunshine, and many more.
Venues played include The Fitzgerald Theater for NPR's Prairie Home Companion, Alabama Theater, Lyric Theater, Jalopy Theater, Turley Park, Blue Taver, The Nick, The Merry Widow, Historic Myrtle Beach Train Depot, The Shakedown, The Grey Eagle, Palmer's Bar, Viking Bar, The Elbo Room, Bourbon & Branch, Kings, Barleycorn's, Red Light Cafe, Gypsy Sally's, Saturn Birmingham, Sarasota Histric Downtown Village, Black Market Bar, Iron City Birmingham, Trussville Entertainment District, Dave's Pub, The High Note, Highlands Taproom, Winnipeg Folk Festival, CU Roots Festival, Blue Earl, Copper Top Dive N Dine, Green Bar, Crestwood Tavern, Almonaster Alley, Sleepy Owl Brewing, Nacbar, Brennan's Irish Pub, Marty's PM, Marty's GM, Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club, red Line Tap, Pabst Brewing, Hurricane's Sports Bar, Courtyard 280, Desert Island Supply Co., Wunderbar, Up North Bar, Blue Canoe, The Cabooze, Marble Ring, 9th Street Pub, Acme Feed & Seed, The Red Herring, The Rosebowl, Highbury Pub, Duke's Alehouse, Old town Pub, Burn Em Brewing, 6th Street Dive, Malarkey's, The Plus, Mother Fool's, American Banjo Museum, Birthplace of Country Museum, Bus Bar, Union Terrace, Livery Beer Garden, Mom's Basement, Courtyard Alabaster, Buck Mulligans, Syndicate Lounge, Monotonia, Antique Archaeology, What's On 2nd, Sugarlands Distillery, Caldwell Tavern, Tuscaloosa Goverment Plaza, White Horse Black Mountain, Eugene Wine Cellars, Blue Plate Special, The Crimson Moon, The Basement, Bluetick Tavern, Cheaha Brewing, Good People Brewing, Avondale Brewing, True Story Brewing, Trimtab, Brick & Tin, Foobar, The Cobra, The Local Barber, The Peerless Saloon, AM Booth's Lumberyard, Pisgah Brewing, The Stone Fox, Melody Inn, Crafty Bastard, The Station at 19E, Roche Bar, Hi-Tone, Moe's BBQ, BCCO, Fairhope Brewing, Fleetwood's, Anodyne Coffee, New Deal Cafe, Blue Tavern, Tribble's Bar, Abita Brew Pub, Wild & Blue, Sam Bond's Garage, Riverwood Inn, Pensacola Bay Brewing, Slim's Downtown, Triple Nickel, DCtorium, Crow & Quill, Neptune's Parlor, Cambria Hotel Nashville, On The Rox, Red Light Cafe, Tallulah Brewing, Sugar Maple Fest, Great River Folk Fest, Sioux River Folk Fest, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Brooklyn Folk Fest, Ninth Street Pub, Barley's Maryville, Superfine, KGB Bar, The Sound Lounge, The Golden Pony, Barley's Knoxville, Kegney's, Preservation Pub, Forager Brewery, Flea Off Market, Egremont Barn, Sunny's Bar Brooklyn, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, The 5 Spot, Music Record Shop, Local 46, 3 King's Tavern, Red Brick Bar, Boans On The Square, The Rougaroux, Gable Square Saloon, Southside Lounge, Club South, Eats Highland, Vulcan Park, many more.
Ricky is proudly endorsed by Gold Tone Music Group, Ear Trumpet Labs, and GHS strings.