At this point, Rick had never picked up a mic. His only role was behind the kit as a pocket driving drummer. However, when the lead singer quit before a talent show, Rick took over vocals and for the first time, his voice was heard by an audience. He has never looked back. He then went on to pick up a guitar and with countless hours of obsessive practice, realized his love for the instrument and let his natural ability be heard.
He began in College fronting a local country band which became one of the best live acts in the tri-state area. In 1996, Rick loaded up his guitar and made the official move to Nashville, TN leaving behind the comfort zone of his small town. After laying asphalt for 2 years and singing demos in his free time, Rick eventually caught the eye of country legend, Tracy Lawrence. Rick was asked to be the acoustic guitar player for Tracy’s band in 1998 and remained in that position for 5 years.
During this time, Rick co-wrote several songs for Tracy’s albums including “Steps”, “Breaking from the Inside Out”, and “Long Wet Kiss”. In 2002, Rick was wooed away from being a sideman with a record contract from Warner Brothers – Nashville. Rick went to the studio right away and cut an album that consisted of 12 songs all written by Huck himself. However, due to the natural slow moving wheels of the music industry, Rick’s album was never released. In 2006, Rick was forced to cut ties with the Major Label and create his own record label to get his music to his fans.
Rick has always performed live, with his guitar as his only band mate. His music tells a story and holds the listeners attention with flawless guitar playing and soulful melodies. This is not your Grand Pa’s country. Rick is influenced by the rock sounds of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Tom Petty along with country legends Merle Haggard and Keith Whitley.
Country, Motown, and Rock and Roll is what he uses to constantly push the envelope to reach his fans on a different level. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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