Fines is one of Canada's leading blues, roots music and slide guitarists and has been a mainstay of the camp for many years. He also brings a remarkable knowledge of Blues history. Twice Rick won the Maple Blues Award for Acoustic Act of the Year and was nominated many times for Songwriter of the Year and Best Male Vocals. His 15 years with Jackson Delta won recognition from both the Juno and the Handy Award. Ricks musical talents combined with entertaining intros and silk and honey vocals offer his audience a real treat. He brings Ďall thatí to his instructional classes.