Nach einem Krankenhaus aufenthalt befindet sich der BMA Gewinner auf dem Weg der Besserung. Die abgesagte Tour wird ende August mit einer erneuerten Band fortgesetzt. Jason lebt und es geht ihm gut. Er befand sich wegen einer ernsthaften Entzündung der Atemwege in ärtzlicher Behandlung, seine Gesundheit ist wieder hergestellt und es geht ihm jeden Tag besser. Jason entschuldigt sich bei all seinen Fans und Veranstaltern, er wird die Tour ab dem 21.August fortsetzen mit beginn des Mountain Boogie & Blues Festivals in Thornton. Ein neues Team und neue Bandmitglieder konzentrieren sich auf seine Musik und stehen mit neuer Energie bereit. Jason Ricci kommt zurück, mit neuem Team und neuer Band. Wir freuen uns!
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2010 BMA Best Harmonica Award-winner, health improving following recent hospitalization; resumes touring in late August with a revitalized band
( New Orleans , LA ) We would first like to inform Jason Ricci's fans, colleagues and business associates that, despite widespread and far-fetched rumors to the contrary, Jason is alive and well. He was recently hospitalized with a severe respiratory infection but is now almost fully recovered and getting better daily. Despite his illness, Jason stood ready to fulfill his most recent touring schedule and regrets that he was forced to cancel several U.S. dates and a short European tour. Jason will resume touring on August 21st at the White Mountain Boogie and Blues festival in Thornton , NH with a new team behind him with a restored energy and focus in his music.
The Blues Music Association's "Harmonica Player of the Year" Jason Ricci has lived amongst rumors most of his life. Like David Bowie, James Cotton, Iggy Pop and Muddy Waters, Jason has lived life on the edge, an edge where sometimes life gets ugly. On that edge the truth eventually surfaces. For Jason the result was exhaustion and just plain boredom from the lack of professional direction in everyone around him. In June when Jason Ricci and New Blood endured a lengthy European tour Jason was unaware that he had been suffering from pneumonia for six months. He was rapidly losing weight but refused to slow down his lifestyle and his touring. Fatigue eventually overcame him and in mid-June he was hospitalized and began treatment for his illness.
There are enough truths about Jason that are just as interesting as the rumors often spread about him. He cares deeply for his fans and all the people who have believed in him throughout his career. He sends his deepest apologies to the promoters and venues of the performances he was forced to cancel. Jason wants everyone to know and understand that he is looking forward to the future with new management, agent, and band that together will change the way people look and listen to the harmonica and his music. He sincerely appreciates all the cards, emails, prayers, and letters that fans from throughout the world have sent wishing him a speedy recovery. You can be sure that he is looking forward to seeing you all again soon.