Hillbilly concertos, Appalachian grooves,
ferocious folk funk & many manly moves"
Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes
ROOTS & GROOVES
Veteran dulcimer ace and
young keyboard maverick join forces
for an intergenerational smorgasbord
of roots, rhythm and groove!
What do you get when you combine
a famed folkie with a rising star
seasoned expertise and youthful exuberance
old school groove with Broadway chops?
Rick and Nico blur all boundaries,
in a word, they cook!
This collaboration has been decades in the making. At age 8 Nico wrote Rick a fan letter and at age 23 he orchestrated Rick’s music for symphony. Equally proficient on keyboards and woodwinds, he’s in constant demand across Canada as an arranger and musical director for stage shows from Chemainus to Ontario, when not playing jazz with his own trio or touring with renowned chanteuse Joelle Rabu.
“Nico Rhodes is astonishing, not just an accompanist, you have to hear and see him caress, cajole and at times almost punish the piano. Breathtakingly fresh sounds and style radiate from this young musician whose hands effortlessly fly across a keyboard leaving us in utter amazement and jumping to our feet at the end of a solo!”
Since emerging in the ‘70s in iconic folk trio Pied Pumkin, Rick has released 18 recordings and performed his highly original music in nine countries, earning three Juno nominations and Vancouver Island, Western Canadian and Canadian Folk Music Awards. Singer, songwriter, actor and raconteur, he is legendary for his capacity to combine music and humour to uplift and refresh the human spirit.
“Rick Scott is an enchanter, an alchemist creating gold out of dross with music as his catalyst. He uses every fibre of his being to translate private experience into shared experience, what he does is a day-glo yo-yo of theatre, music, mime, poetry, philosophy and confession spinning on a string of laughter.” www.rickscott.ca
Join Rick and Nico as they explore the possibilities of shared musical horizons.
Sat April 15 Char's Landing, Port Alberni
Sun April 16 Victoria Folk Club, Norway House
Fri April 21 Denman Island Guest House
Sat April 22 Hornby Island House Concert
Fri April 28 Chapel at Providence Farm, Duncan
Fri Oct 13 Cranberry Hall, Powell River