A Texas transplant residing in L.A., Rick refers to himself as a gCalitexanh.
While living in Austin, Rick worked at the now defunct Musicians Rehearsal
Hall on east Ben White Blvd. where locals such as Fabulous Thunderbirds,
Eric Johnson, and Stevie Ray Vaughn came to get away from the hassle of
their downtown residences. One afternoon, Rick sneaked into SRVfs private
rehearsal room and could not resist picking up and playing Steviefs infamous
SRV guitar. Soon afterwards, he contacted his favorite bassist Tim Bogert
in Los Angeles who heard Rickfs demo and invited him to come seek his fortune.
Rick played the L.A. area for about a year with Tim on bass. Afterwards,
Rick joined up with several L.A. bands and was immediately competing with
up and coming groups like Poison, Warrant, and Guns and Roses. gFeeling
musically frustrated, I decided to change directionh he says. Rick began
to experiment with guitar layering and textures on his solo releases gElectric
Detectiveh, gLone Star Guitarh, gGuitar Freakh, and gGuitar Freak 2h. Those
experiments became very refined and can be heard on his new masterwork
played with top players in the buisness such as Tim Bogert, Virgil Donati, and
Phillip Bynoe, his band brings high caliber musicianship to the forefront
through dynamic arrangements and interesting melodies.
Rick is also an active member of the Los Angeles guitar community having
been part of some unique instrumental showcases, as well as given lessons
and advice to up and comers.