Who we are

A tight knit group of creative musicians, each with over 20 years experience on the Chicago music scene. Powerhouse jams - a fiery mix of Blues-Rock and Southern Rock, with a touch of Classic Rock thrown in. Based in McHenry, Delta Rising scorches tunes by the Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Bonamassa, Gov’t Mule...  just to mention a few. Check em' out — rowdy grooves and rambunctious energy all night long!

Rick Kelly - Guitar

Rick Kelly - Guitar Rick Kelly is an accomplished Jazz/Fusion/Blues player and composer with over 30 years’ experience on the Chicago music scene. His 1993 jazz release “Cutting Edge” received air-play on Chicago’s WNUA, many Chicago area college stations as well as American Airlines in-flight programming. Rick had been involved in Chicago Blues scene for the last 15 years before co-founding Delta Rising, where he brings his many Jazz and Fusion influences to the group.