Rick was born and raised in the United States - Alabama to be excact. With his style as a true southern singer, as well as an accomplished dobro and guitar picker, he brings to the European stage, his heritage and love for music. Having won first place in a Southern States competition with his Dobro, he as well brings with him the years of experience of playing concerts with such artist as Hank Williams Jr., Carl Perkins, Barbara Mandrell, Bill Anderson, Jerry Lee Lewis to name just a few.
Rick has always played electric guitar in his Southern rock and country bands. But with time and maturity, it is only natural that he would get back to his roots as a child playing acoustic instruments. "The Dobro changed my mind and life as far as acoustic music is concerned", he says. Americana, country and folk is his real love and passion.
In 2012 his debut album "This Is The Beginning" has been released on the Bernese label Narrenschiff, recorded in Wales "in a setting that is undiscribable", Rick says. "His title song made the «Best of 2012» charts of the Swiss national radio SRF.
Rick hopes that the music scene that he has come to know here in Europe will enjoy this touch of Southern culture.
Rick has never been one to have just sat around. Earning the coveted title of "super dad", he was a police helicopter pilot, a national champion in police pistols competition and along with scuba diving and treasure hunting, his hobbies are just part of what he does. "It's the spice of life", Rick says.
He brought with him his 4-wheeler and big bike and loves to ride. So don't be shy in asking him to join you on a road trip.