Rick has been playing guitar since 1986. In the early 1990s, he and John Biggs toured OSU campus bars while still in high school and were on the radio promoting them. After school, the music quieted down, but in 2002, Rick released his first solo album, “The Second Ten”. Full of original music, this was largely an experimental project, and he only had an acoustic and 12-string guitar and 4-track to work with. Most songs were instrumentals.
In November, 2011 Rick released “Softer Than Stones”, his first album featuring all original music for the first time in several years.
In 2012, Rick started performing live for the first time since high school. Starting small with some open stages, he performed in mid-August with Randall Douglass Matson in his first gig in 20 years. He’ll be performing more frequently throughout this year and beyond.