Rick plays a vintage Fender or a Gibson Lucille guitar autographed to him by  B.B. King.  

Rick has shared the stage with B.B. King, Gregg Allman, John Mayall ,Les Dudek &  Savoy Brown on several occasions and with

Robben Ford, Etta James, The Yardbirds, Janiva Magness, Chris Duarte, J.J. Cale, Debbie Davies, Delbert McClinton, 

Robby Kreiger, Coco Montoya, Pat Travers, Peter Wolfe, William Clark, Rod Piazza, Guitar Shorty, Eric Sardinas,Tinsley Ellis & Joe Houston.

BB Kings Blues Club "Hollywood CA." 1999 to 2003.

House of Blues "Las Vegas NV." 2011 to present. 



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Won't Be Long

Rick Berthod and the Persuader Band

" This is without a doubt one of the West Coast's PREMIER bands"

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Live in San Francisco

With seven releases to his credit, and previously signed with Triton and Blue Tone Records, Rick Berthod continues to receive airplay all over the USA and Europe.
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Red Handed

The latest CDs "Won't be Long" & "Live in San Francisco" is selling well around the globe.


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One More Chance

He has been touring the US, Canada, and Europe for over a decade and has gained a reputation as a soulful, yet intense performer on festival stages as well as in clubs in major cities everywhere.


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Turnin' Blue

"Rick's guitar work shows major influences from Texans ALBERT COLLINS & STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN."

Blues Review Magazine June '95


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The Best of 1993 to 1999

"The TURNIN BLUE disc sometimes reminds me of Al Kooper with Mike Bloomfield"  

Reader Magazine Dec 95

"The disc features nine tracks mostly written by Berthod which showcase his considerable chops"

Gazette Telegraph July 94



There was smoke coming out of my CD player after listening to TURNIN' BLUE

Berkeley Blues News Dec 93

"Hard on my Heart" is a compelling acoustic slide blues and the instrumentals that open and close the album are catchy."

Blues Access Fall 98



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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDqwDzyR8yU Rick Berthod Band "Live"  1-23-2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsJAUpLfeE8  Rick Berthod "Turnin' Blue Live" @ The House of Blues 8-28-2013 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBjpTm9YjuA  Rick Berthod "Red Handed" Guitar solo Live @ The House of Blues 8-28-2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPamQEi0GOM  Rick Berthoud "Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan" @ The House of Blues 8-28-2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEjR8J-ID7Q&feature=youtu.be  Rick Berthod Band "Live in Las Vegas"  8-1-2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhFmpI_aJN4  Rick Berthod  "Cream Tribute"  House of Blues Las Vegas  7-10 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y2xT5F8ous&feature=related   Rick Berthod  Doug Shreeve  & John Powell  Tour 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hSWvmoFq60   Rick Berthod & The Persuader Band  TV show "Cooking with Lenny" 1993

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOgEPXq9gTM&feature=related   Rick Berthod & Seymour Duncan Fender Fret Fest NAMM 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UNYj_M07po  Rick Berthod Band San Francisco CA  2001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49XeUXyyOLc  Rick Berthod Band  Mid-West tour 2010



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