Blues E News “-” Max Bangwell Article

Max-Bangwell--element54A couple of weeks ago, we got some sad news about our friend Max Bangwell. Although he is still fighting cancer, it has begun to look..well..not look good for him.
A few of us, with the help of Casey Reagan and Ed Kociela set about trying to allow Max to leave us some of his stories and memories.
Casey put the wheels in motion, got the clearance, and stayed with this project throughout this difficult course of events.
Ed spent several hours on several days, interviewing Max by phone..Max in his hometown of Cleveland, living with, and being lovingly cared for by his three sons and family and Ed deep in Mexico living in tropical splendor with his wife Cara.
What you’ll read here exclusively on Blues~E~News online what Max wanted us to know.

And Max also wants everyone to know..”Don’t count me out, I’m going to keep on fighting til whatever happens..but yeah..let’s do this..I’ve got some stories to tell, and things to say.”
To read Max’s memories, so well conveyed by Ed, please go to
After you’ve read Max’s story please check out the two men that made it all happen..for us..but more importantly for our Maxie.
Casey Reagan~Videographer/Editor
Ed Kociela~Acclaimed Author
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And a big thank you to Wayne Rinehart~Editor in Chief~Blues E News

Thank you from all of us at
Rip Cat Records




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Lynwood Slim: Hard To Kill “-” Nominated for Blues Blast Magazine Awards

Rip Cat Records is proud to announce that Lynwood Slim has been nominated for Male Blues Artist and his last album “Hard To Kill”" for Traditional Blues Album of 2015 by Blues Blast Magazine!!
We’d like to thank all of those on the nominating committee for honoring Lynwood..and encourage all to vote starting July 15 at


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Rip Cat Records is proud to announce our newest family members

Ted Z and The Wranglers!!


Hailing from Orange County,Ca. with their unique blend of roots, blues and a nice twang of country..Ted Z, Daniel M, Mike M, Jackson L, and Mike L. are an energetic, dance the night away kind of band. Starting with their insightful and heartfelt originals, oft times taking you on a musical journey through life’s ups and downs..while evoking memories that most will relate to, there’s everything to love about a night with Ted Z and The Wranglers.

They are currently working on their first Rip Cat release, “Ghost Train”, with the title song sure to become a fan favorite. Though every song stands on it’s own and is sure to get your attention.
We’re excited to say the new Ted Z & The Wranglers album will co-produced by renown singer~songwriter~guitarist~producer Monty Byrom with our own Scott Abeyta.
Ghost Train will be shipped to Americana radio mid year. Coordinating radio efforts will be promotion vet Bob Mitchell.

Welcome to the Rip Cat family Boys!!

Check out this video of Ted Z and The Wranglers!!

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