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Lenox School of Music will be closing for the next two weeks. We love our students and want them to be healthy and safe. If we all do our due diligence we can get through this sooner than later. We will be offering online lessons in the meantime. Please take Coronavirus seriously. The Staff at LSOM

Ratso Live!

For bookings contact Ratso
203-359-2238
riffratrec@gmail.com


April 2, 2020
The Boatyard at Smokey Joes, 1308 E Main St, Stamford, CT
Duo with Jimmy K
Showtime 7pm to 10pm
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April 16, 2020
The Boatyard at Smokey Joes, 1308 E Main St, Stamford, CT
Duo with Jimmy K
Showtime 7pm to 10pm
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May 28, 2020
The Villa Italia, 26 Mill River St, Stamford, CT
The Ratso Band
Ratso Guitar/Vocals
Jim Keneally/Bass
Mike Marble/Drums
Showtime 7:30pm to (9:30)pm
Reservations suggested.
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June 18, 2020
The Villa Italia, 26 Mill River St, Stamford, CT
The Ratso Band
Ratso Guitar/Vocals
Jim Keneally/Bass
Mike Marble/Drums
Showtime 7:30pm to (9:30)pm
Reservations suggested.
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July 12, 2020
Cove Island Park Concert, 363 Weed Avenue Stamford, CT
The Ratso Band
Showtime 2pm to 4pm
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September 3, 2020
The Crab Shell, 46 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT
The Ratso Band
Showtime 7pm
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September 11, 2020
The Darien Concert Series
Showtime 6pm to 8:30pm

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Already Giged
March 6, 2020 The Club House Grille at Oak Hills, 165 Fillow St, Norwalk, CT
March 5, 2020 The Boatyard at Smokey Joes, 1308 E Main St, Stamford, CT
February 13, 2020 The Villa Italia, 26 Mill River St, Stamford, CT
February 6, 2020 The Boatyard at Smokey Joes, 1308 E Main St, Stamford, CT
January 23, 2020 The Boatyard at Smokey Joes, 1308 E Main St, Stamford, CT
January 16, 2020 The Villa Italia, 26 Mill River St, Stamford, CT
January 3, 2020 The Clubhouse Grillle Oak Hills Golf Course, 165 Fillow St, Norwalk, CT
December 31, 2019 New Years Eve at The Villa Italia, 26 Mill River St, Stamford, CT
December 19, 2019 The Boatyard at Smokey Joes, 1308 E Main St, Stamford, CT
December 5, 2019 The Boatyard at Smokey Joes, 1308 E Main St, Stamford, CT

Ratso's Tale

John "Ratso" Gerardi

Almost Five Decades

For over 48 years, Ratso has been an enduring presence and lively fixture on the Fairfield County music scene as a performer, singer/songwriter, record producer, and teacher.

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In the Beginning

Ratso made his professional debut at 11 years of age. At 14, he opened for the super group Rhinoceros and Junior Wells and the All-Stars. Self-taught his first 15 years, at 22 he began formal study with Jazz great Sal Salvador, his mentor for 25 years, then in the mid-1970s became a teacher himself. In 1996, he built Lenox Sound Recording Studio.

Into the Future

Ratso has released six albums and is the author of the instructional book, The Blues Bible (Riff Rat Music), a primer on the art of playing blues guitar. Dubbed by a local reporter as "a workingman's musical institution," Ratso remains true to the moniker, currently juggling live appearances, teaching, recording and producing other artists. .

Blues Bible, Music, Equipment




John Gerardi's first book, "The Blues Bible," a primer on the art of playing blues guitar. A guide through exercises designed to develop technique. Bending, hammer-ons, trills, scale and arpeggio studies, chords and riffs are examples of techniques that, when mastered, will help you find your personal touch playing the blues.     $16.99 + $2.99 sh     Buy Now


Contact Ratso about purchasing his Signature Amp the Ratifier at 203-359-2238 or riffratrec@gmail.com.




  Whatever It Takes, the debut release from Ratso.     $8.99 + $2.50 sh     Buy Now

  Silent Witness captures Ratso's dynamic, live playing for the first time on a studio production.     $8.99 + $2.50 sh     Buy Now

  Water Rising   Ratso shines on 12 originals. Featuring, Ratso's Full Blown Blues Band.     $8.99 + $2.50 sh     Buy Now

  Ratso Live, Rattled, recorded live at Curtain Call, Sterling Farms Theater Complex.     $8.99 + $2.50 sh     Buy Now

  With Blues From The Red Planet MARS PROJECT creates a powerhouse of rockin' blues.     $8.99 + $2.50 sh     Buy Now

  ARC   Ratso, Dennis Dunaway, Jimmy Kunes and Russ Wilson. American Rock Celebration.     $8.99 + $2.50 sh     Buy Now

Ratso Endorses Mesa Boogie Amplifiers, Victoria Amplifiers, VVT Ratifier Amplifiers, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Jim Dunlop, Calzone Cases, Reunion Blues Gig Bags, Italia Straps, Suhr Guitars, Millinchuk Guitars. Riff Rat Guitars.