LA-area singer-songwriter and blues guitarist Ricky Z, who has accumulated a lengthy record of stellar performances over the years, plays Friday night at Arcadia Blues Club.

Z plays traditional and contemporary blues with flair, taking influences from artists including Freddie King, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton and Rory Gallagher.

His rich career has included not only countless live performances, but his work has also been featured in various television shows and films.

Along the way, the guitar ace has performed with such diverse acts as Steven Tyler, Jessica Simpson, Lauryn Hill, Josh Groban, Steve Lukather and The Sweet.


Music starts at 7 p.m. Friday at Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Call (626) 447-9349 or visit