Dicky James is an American Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is a highly skilled performer specializing in Chicago, Memphis, and Mississippi Hill Country style Blues.
Born Richard Allen Wagster, June 2, 1956 in Gary, Indiana.Growing up near the South side of Chicago, in Hammond, IN. Dicky began playing guitar at the age of 10.
As a young man he played on Halsted Street, Maxwell Street, and Rush Street in Chicago, IL, and in Northwest Indiana.
As of 2005,Dicky James has been a regular on Beale Street in Memphis, Tn, Northwest IN, Clarksdale, MS, Indianapolis,IN, Saint Louis,MO, Helena, AR, and Michigan.
Over the years, Dicky has shared the stage with such Blues greats as: Little Joe Berson, Barrelhouse Chuck, Cedric Burnside, David Kimbrough III, Dan McCafferty, Earl the Pearl Banks, Robert Belfour, Koko Taylor, Grady Champion, Watermelon Slim, Biscuit Miller, Blind Mississippi Morris, Rod Piazza, Big Twist and The Mellow Fellows, Mick Kolassa, The Blue Flames, Stacy Mitchhart, Washboard Shorty, Blue (Gill) Fuller, and his good friend Sean “Bad Apple”.
“The Blues is like a jealous lover. You be true to her, she’ll be true to you.”