Family of Man
Rick writes songs about relationships; relationships between people and loved ones and friends and strangers, relationships between people and their society, and relationships with our planet. For 25 years Rick has been observing people and writing about them, from the depths of despair to the heights of joy, always with a wry take on the foibles of humanity being humanity. Writing in a variety of acoustic styles including folk, country, Latin, blues and African, he brings the large and small issues of life to life. Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Rick moved out to Vancouver Island (a fantastic place to hear many different musical styles) in 1977. Then in 1999, after many adventures in music and life, he moved to Alberta to experience the prairie culture, and that's where we remain today. Here is what some others have said about Rick's previous album: 'I have just received your CD 'Evolution', through Radiodirectx. Glad it did as we really love your blend of roots, swing, country and folk. All married into a gumbo of just good down home fun, no pretensions just good time music. Gotta love the feel and the marriage of styles, this CD does it for us. The choice of material backed up with a band that swings rather than play sound like computers adds to every element of this CD. ... We love this CD so as to making a choice where to allocate to was extremely easy.' Peter Merrett - PBS 106.7FM, Melbourne Australia 'What a great sound you have, we have played several of your tracks to date and plan to schedule more in future programs. Keep up the good work and please keep us up to date with your progress.' - Michael Criddle, OzRadio (Radio Triple H-FM) Australia.