As a native New Englander, Ric has spent half his life as an acoustic musician, artist, and educator. Since writing his first song in 2014, he has performed as a finalist in two national performing songwriter competitions and the 2018 CT Folk Festival auditions.
His noteworthy features include the Club Passim Tribute to Emmylou Harris, Club Passim 2018 Memorial Day Campfire Festival, Spire Center of Performing Arts opening for Ray Wylie Hubbard, South Shore Folk Music Club opening for Susan Cattaneo, Amazing Things Arts Center opening for Archie Fisher, and the Rose Garden Coffeehouse opening for Abbie Gardner. Ric actively performs across southeastern New England at markets, galleries, eateries, wine bars, and coffeehouses.
In January 2018, he released his debut CD Take It All In which has found airplay on radio and podcasts in the Northeast US and as far away as Scotland and the UK. This collection of eight originals and one cover by friend Joe L’Esperance feels personal and intuitively familiar, delivered with an ease that holds the listener as steady as a mast. Ric’s writing aims to pay gratitude, allay fear and doubt, and reveal the quiet hope that lives behind our challenges. Contributors include violinist Katy Boc of Sparrow Blue, singer/instrumentalist Raianne Richards, drummer Jeff Armstrong, and San Antonio guitarist Bob Charles.