Official website of Rick Stevens, R & B singer

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Rick was saddened to hear that Terry "Rufus" Miller has passed away, and extends his condolences to family and friends. Rufus and Rick shared vocals on the very first Tower of Power album, "East Bay Grease". May Rufus rest in peace with all the other great musicians we have lost.

RICK STEVENS, former Tower of Power lead singer, is back on the streets again and this time with his own band, “LOVE POWER”! The first part of the group’s name was inspired by the scripture from 1 John 4:8, “God is Love”, and the word "Power" is an homage to Rick’s time with Tower of Power.

Rick joined the group Tower of Power in 1969, beginning his impressive musical career with a band that continues entertaining audiences to this day. On their first album, EAST BAY GREASE, recorded on the Fillmore/San Francisco record label, Rick sang the diamond hit, “Sparkling in the Sand” .

Rick’s next song to climb the charts was “You’re Still a Young Man”, from the album BUMP CITY on the Warner Bros. label — it was a giant hit and became his signature song. The album remains a fan favorite and crowd pleaser, featuring other hits such as, “Down to the Night Club” and “You Got to Funkafize”.

Rick onstage

Rick helped record his final album with TOP, titled TOWER OF POWER, which featured several hits such as “What is Hip”, “Soul Vaccination”, and “Get Your Feet Back on the Ground”. It also included “So Very Hard to Go”, eventually sung by the great Lenny Williams. Rick had befriended Lenny, introducing him to Tower of Power, and Lenny eventually joined the band.

Rick’s latest endeavor, a CD titled RICK STEVENS BACK ON THE STREETS AGAIN Vol. 1, is available at his shows and his special guest appearances throughout the Bay Area. Vol. 2 will be recorded in the near future, so stay tuned, it promises to be a gem!

"Rick Stevens & Love Power"

LOVE POWER is a Bay Area 10-piece “R&B, SOUL, and FUNK” band that includes splendid guitarists Ian Lamson and Gabriel Del Rosario.

The group’s drummer, Amado Tuazon, and keyboardist Ace Olfré create the dynamic sounds of their remarkable rhythm section.

The brass section consists of trumpet players Ken Landreth and Daniel Owens, along with Victor Castro, trombonist, who share their sophistication and style with the band’s reeds, the saxophone ensemble, Tony Abena and Manny Melchor.

The combination of talent and soul in LOVE POWER enhance the band’s aptitude and unwavering dedication, helping define the landscape for RICK STEVENS & LOVE POWER.

The band has built its reputation around “souled-out” shows that connect the power of vocals, rhythm, and horns in a funky party-like atmosphere.

Brace yourselves folks, these musicians have solidified themselves amongst the proud distinguished “soul” band elite!

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For up-to-the-minute information, follow Rick on Facebook. The Tower of Power website and message board are also good places to look for news about Rick. Watch videos of Rick's recent performances on YouTube.


Site updated March 6, 2016.

Thanks to Bobby Gladd for providing some of the photos used on this site.

Rick Stevens and Love Power contact information:

Clarence C. Maloney, Manager
(925) 639-4344
realmentorcc@aol.com

Rick Stevens
(916) 218-5096
rickstevens716@gmail.com

Site design and administration: G. Stevenson, gstevenson@emeritus.csus.edu.

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