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 
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.

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CD Reviews

Cindy Engle  •  Missouri 

Rick’s Hill’s Shadows and Dreams will entrance you. His voice immediately grabs your attention, then the lyrics of the songs he wrote will beg you to stop and listen. His songs’ lyrics in The Apple Song to I’m Stronger Down Here will stay with you. Rick’s music is will leave you wanting more. 

Bill Long   •  L.A.                

“Shadows and dreams” is such an excellent album. What a voice!!! I highly recommend it. To me it reminds me of Johnny Cash and Gram Parsons if you could mix the two. Listen to it with some headphones and you could hear how well it is mixed, very clean! 

Cindy Price  •  San Diego               

Wonderful! Insightful and thought provoking. I enjoyed your songs immensely! Thank you! 

anet Schick  •  Orlando, FL            

I enjoy Rick's music & his voice has a mesmerizing vibe. It is great to listen to when I need a mental escape in order to unwind my mind. 

John Edmonds  •  Rainbow Valley, AZ.     

Thanks for being a guest on our radio show "Adventures Into The Strange" Thank you for the great work you do and the excellent music! 

Brad Barker  •  Overland Park, KS              

Rick and Joanne: 

Thank you so much for the truly wonderful songs you write and sing glorifying our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The scriptural approach you take with your songs no doubt ministers to people as we go through good times and difficult times. I especially enjoy the songs that come from personal trials in life that help provide hope for all of us. 

My Dad used to say that life gets tough out there. He was right. Music can touch and heal the soul sometimes better than anything else. Your music definitely reaches out and touches people where they live. Without hope, we really have nothing, and your music definitely helps lift our spirits toward a closer relationship with God.

Previous events


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


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.