Randy 'Rare' Resnick

Randy Resnick has played guitar with many blues greats, such as Don 'Sugarcane' Harris and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.

Randy Resnick  is a guitarist who has played and recorded with many blues and jazz luminaries, such as Don "Sugarcane" HarrisJohn Lee Hooker, Red HollowayJohn Mayall and Freddie King. He was developing a tapping style in the early 1970s. He published a CD of his own music, "To Love", in 1995, featuring musician friends from Tower of Power, Herbie Hancock Monster Band, and Tom Waits.

In October 2012, Randy played with Canned Heat  at blues festivals in Bergerac and Avignon, France.

Concert in Le Havre, France

Concert in Le Havre, France

Le Chat Noir, Geneva, Switzerland

Le Chat Noir, Geneva, Switzerland

Live in Bordeaux, France

Live in Bordeaux, France

Avignon Blues Festival with Canned Heat

Avignon Blues Festival with Canned Heat

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he began his career playing in Minneapolis clubs, moving to Los Angeles in 1968. There he met drummer Paul Lagos who was working for the band, Kaleidoscope. Lagos eventually introduced Resnick to Canned Heat bassist Larry Taylor and violin player Don "Sugarcane" Harris. The four musicians formed a band called Pure Food and Drug Act, based on Sugarcane's blues/jazz violin and singing. It was during this period that he developed his tapping technique. He has been recognized by the great guitarist Ted Greene, who called him '"one of the real legends of the L.A. guitar scene" and by Lee Ritenour in Guitar Player Magazine (below the photos).

Pure Food & Drug Act, with Sugarcane Harris (Epic Records promo photo)

Pure Food & Drug Act, with Sugarcane Harris (Epic Records promo photo)

Concert in Rouen, France  

Concert in Rouen, France

 

In concert at EuroDisney

In concert at EuroDisney

On Europe 1 with Patrick Verbeke

On Europe 1 with Patrick Verbeke

Lee Ritenour in Guitar Player Magazine

Lee Ritenour in Guitar Player Magazine