Current Board Operator... Rich Gonzales is from Chicago, blues capital of the world. A regular at several blues clubs there, he got to see and hear the finest local and national blues artists for years. His favorite Chicago blues artists include Otis Rush, Jimmy Johnson, Sugar Blue, Dion Payton, and the Kinsey Report.
A charter member of the Suncoast Blues Society, Rich recently completed graduate studies at USF and is starting a marketing consulting company. He assists with the background activities of Larry Lisk's Mo’ Blues Monday show on WMNF. Rich enjoys talking blues music with Larry and the show's listeners.
Rich is currently in the midst of yet another attempt to learn to play electric guitar... his goal is to open for Magic Slim at Kingston Mines in March 2013.