Born in San Diego, California, raised in the southern heart land, comes to you Ricky “Sticks” Saldano:
“I came from a strong musical background with my father Tony Saldano being a session and pro drummer with many Southern Rock Bands and Country Bands.
I was influenced by such groups like ACDC, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, and the late great Johnny Cash, ect.
I was inspired by great drummers like Neil Peart, Tommy Lee, John Bonham, ect. The one person who inspired me the most was my father Tony Saldano. I remember back when I was a toddler, during his rehearsal sessions curling up in his bass drum while he was playing, thinking to myself that this is what I wanted to do, be just like him a pro drummer.
A wise man once told me in order to catch a dream you have to chase a dream.
In the process of accomplishing my dream, I have sat in and shared the stage with legendary musicians and Rock n Roll Hall of Famers like: Steve “Grits” Grisham from the Outlaws, Ghost Riders, and Southern Rocks Finest.
Dave Muse from the Marshall Tucker Band, Phil Stokes from Pure Prairie League, Charlie Haggard and Scott Craig from Blackfoot.
Bobby Ingram, Dave Hlubek, Tim Lindsay, Phil McCormack, Shawn Beamer and John Galvin from Molly Hatchet.
All of these guys are some of the greatest musicians in the business today and it has been and honor and a dream come true for me to be connected to these Rock n Roll gods in this way.