In an attempt to pick my favorite Memphis area band, I can’t seem to choose one. There are so many I like. So I decided to pick one that has garnered far less notoriety than they should. I’m talking about the balls-to-the-wall rock outfit known as Eldorado and the Ruckus. And my fan-ship dates back to the year 2003.
I was traveling as the merchandise rep for Memphis’ own Saliva, who were the opening band on the 2003 KISS/Aerosmith tour. Eldorado Del Ray (founder of the Ruckus), was also on that tour with his band The Porch Ghouls who were signed to Joe Perry‘s label at the time. The Porch Ghouls were given their own stage near the merch booth, and they jammed for the fans who were entering each concert. I would take time at almost every show to listen to their gut-busting blues/rock sound. It was a very cool time. But time goes on and things change.
A few years later, I was back in Memphis performing concerts of my own and I heard that Eldorado had formed a new band. So I reached out to him in hopes that he and his new musical monstrosity would perform at a Muck Sticky show. They agreed and proceeded to rock the socks off of everyone in the house. It was epic! And I was thrilled! I was able to share a stage with a band that I enjoyed every night on tour, and they were exposed to a new audience. Eldorado and the Ruckus soon became a staple in the Memphis music community, and have continued to supply the city with great rock n’ roll over the years.
Nowadays they are rocking harder than ever. With a new lineup that includes my favorite comedic Memphian John Pickle on drums, their upcoming album, Cadillac Green Vikings, is sure to be a rollicking romp of Eldorado’s powerful style. If you want to hear some pure adrenaline-fueled tunes, visit www.ruckusrampage.com for more.
Known world wide as the king of fun, Muck Sticky is critically acclaimed as one of today’s most inspiring entertainers. Having an international fan base known as “The Tribe”, Muck’s feel-good style of music is changing the lives of countless individuals with his fundamental “be yourself” message. Outspoken and full of love, Muck Sticky’s high energy lifestyle takes us on an adventure with a colorful character who embodies the definition of charisma. With over two hundred fun songs in his catalog, Muck Sticky makes you feel so good! The eleventh album in his catalog Hullabaloo is due out in in April 2012. Visit www.MuckSticky.com or his FB Page for more info. for more.