Short Bio 

I left my small home town in Missouri at the age of seventeen.  With stars in my eyes and a guitar on my back I hitch-hiked to California where I was able to meet and learn from some of the popular musicians of the early 70’s. In Los Angeles, I joined the American Federation of Musicians Union as a bass guitar player. After getting my chops up to speed, I had the fortunate opportunity to play as a supporting act with my band Calabassas with such groups as: 

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 
POCO 
Crosby, Stills and Nash 
The Drifters 
Buddy Miles 
Johnny Rivers 
Mary Wells 
Silent Messenger 

I made my first, Gary Young produced, album for Windi Records in Los Angeles in 1974. This recording led to extensive studio session work in California and New York. 

I am also a former member of the Grammy Award winning group, The New Christy Minstrels. 

In between performing and recording I hit the streets as a Producer and Publishing Assistant with: 

Sundaze Publishing 
Windi Publishing 
Peer-Southern Publishing 
Brown-Eyed Lady Publishing 
Barry White Music 

But, the thrill of on-stage performance in front of an enthusiastic crowd, is, and always has been my passion.  I work hard at my craft and strive to improve every aspect of my performances.  You can’t say we are a power group, a folk group, or a gospel group.  Whether I am playing with my group or playing solo; I weave an interesting mixture of different genres to keep my audience entertained.  It doesn’t mater if the crowd is 50 or 50,000, they are going to get the same level of commitment.

Previous events

Jun21

American Baptist 2013 Mission Summit/Biennial

Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kansas

Therefore, American Baptists are called to:
• Teach and model prayer in both private and public life.
• Become change agents that enable the love of God to be placed in human hearts and not expect any government to assume what is our responsibility.
• Disciple one another in the skill of living a Christ-centered life in secular society.
• Engage in public ministry in their community.
  Advocate our core belief of separation of church and state as inspired by Scripture and tradition.
• Study God’s Word to discern God’s will for Christians in the secular society.
• Address our governments at all levels to refute interference in religious life

Oct19

CD Release Party and Concert

Scooter's Coffee & Yogurt, 11106 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS 66210

Scooters Coffee & Yogurt
11160 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS 66210
Oct 19, 2012
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Come out and enjoy your favorite beverage and sweet treat.  Relax and enjoy some good uplifting Contemporary Christian Music.  I'm going to be featuring cuts from my recent CD "I Said Yes", as well as entertaining acoustically with my guitar. 

Meet your friends and mingle, ask questions; and enjoy the evening.

CD's will be available for purchase.

www.rickhillmusic.com

Dec2

Private Corporate Event