Mudhouse Gang is a band of musical brothers founded by guitarist/songwriter Rick Phillips (former guitarist of psych-rock band Simeon Soul Charger). After living and touring in Europe as a full-time musician, he decided it was time to return to NE Ohio and reconnect with American soil.
This life-changing experience inspired Rick to begin writing new material heavily influenced by Blues and Americana music. Searching for musicians who would share in this vision, Rick reunited with two long-time friends and drummers Doug Ackerman
(Massillon, OH) and Scott Aspinall (Fairmont, WV). Their drumming styles quickly meshed to provide a powerful backdrop to Rick’s signature guitar style. The three knew they had found something unique and Mudhouse Gang was formed.
The Mudhouse name is derived from bluesmen Muddy Waters and Son House and references the combined elements of Blues, Rock, Jazz & Folk music that brought these three musicians together.
Mudhouse Gang has been generating a strong buzz in the NE Ohio music scene since forming in 2017. The release of their self-titled first album in September 2018 captures the talent and passion of the trio and sets the tone for their impressive live performances.