John Ruskey

"Riverman" (John Weedy Ruskey)
Date of Birth: moon first quarter, venus rising am, in the time of Pinones
Place of Birth: at the confluence of the Platte River and Cherry Creek
Current Residence: Sunflower River

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Musical genres: music that moves

In 1982 I got sucked in by a whirlpool in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, and was deposited 2,000 miles downstream into a sandbar near Clarksdale, Mississippi, got rescued by Johnnie "Mr. Johnnie" Billington, played keyboards with Bobby Little & The Counts of Rhythm, James "Super Chikan" Johnson and the Fighting Cocks. Currently play keyboards and guitar with the Wesley Jefferson Band.

In 1997 I won the Early Wright Award.

You may also drop me a line at
291 Sunflower Avenue
Clarksdale, MS 38614


Wesley Jefferson Band: "Live From the Do Drop Inn"
John Mohead: "Lula City Limits" (accordian)
Soundtrack for movie "Pale in Your Shadow"

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