Look What Thoughts Will Do
Rick Lee is a Massachusetts-based old-time banjo and piano player, singer and songwriter whose family roots are deep in Tennessee. He has been a part of the New England music scene for more than forty years. His Tennessee-born grandfather was a singer with a repertoire from the mountains of eastern Tennessee, and Rick's early repertoire included southern mountain, and Scots and Irish ballads and tunes. Through the years, Rick has become known for his dedication to finding wonderful songs from diverse sources and bringing them together seamlessly to form a rich tapestry of varying moods, colors and textures in his live shows and his recordings. His material ranges from songs that are of another time to songs that speak of the idiosyncrasies and beauty of modern life, from the profound to the comical, and includes a sprinkling of his signature banjo instrumentals. His love of the song shows through not only in his treatment of the songs he performs, but in the marvelous, in-depth liner notes he provides with each recording. These notes allow the listener to reach a deeper level of understanding and appreciation of the evolution and history behind the traditional songs Rick records, as well as to get a glimpse into what makes songwriters tick.