Rick was born in Baltimore, Maryland on May 21. He has been writing stories, writing songs, playing guitar and performing in front of audiences since grade school. Rick grew up in a military family which offered him the opportunity to play in a lot of bands, in a lot of places. At the age of 16, while in Huntsville, Alabama, he was introduced to recording studio's where he cut his first demos 'Crying Over You' and 'Change Your Life'. Rick's songs are stories about situations, observations, and events that have impacted him through the years. He presents these songs in a mixed style of folk, folk jazz, folk alternative, blues, and country.