Upcoming Shows

  • Monday July 29

    Vancouver, BC
    BC Entertainment Hall of Fame
    celebration at Rogue Folk Club
    with ROOTS & GROOVES



  • Sunday Aug 18

    Duncan, BC
    Special Woodstock
    at Providence Farm
    10:30 am

  • Wednesday Oct 2

    Cumberland, BC
    with Nico Rhodes
    Studio Live
    2679 Beaufort at 1st Ave
    TIX $20 Advance, $25 door
    at Bop City, Blue Heron Books
    etransfer studiolivestudio@gmail.com
    7:30 pm

  • Thursday Oct 3

    Powell River, BC
    Max Cameron Theatre
    with Nico Rhodes
    :30 PM


  • Friday Oct 4

    Parksville, BC
    with Nico Rhodes
    Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
    #8 - 464 Island Highway
    TIX $20 advance, $25 door
    7 pm



  • OH WHAT A CELEBRATION we had July 29 at Rogue Folk when PIED PUMKIN joined ROOTS & GROOVES to celebrate my induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame! It was a night to remember and we caught it on video so stay tuned for how you might take a look at that. We had a wonderful time at Mission Folk Festival and now Nico is back in Ontario musical directing theatre until October when we will visit Cumberland, Powell River, Parksville, Nelson, Trail, Revelstoke and Silverton. We're still adding dates so check SHOWS for details. I will play an early morning set at Special Woodstock at Providence Farm in Duncan on Sunday Aug 18. Hope to see you along the road. 

    My StarWalk star is on Granville Street across from the Commodore in Vancouver where I began my career as a street musician decades ago, days immortalized in Ryan Larkin's animation STREET MUSIQUE for which I helped write and perform the music, some of which has been revitalized with Nico Rhodes in our duo ROOTS & GROOVES. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa1dROZBgfo

    Nico was recently honoured with the City of Nanaimo Emerging Leader Award. See the video from the ceremony at https://youtu.be/sZ5mVf5Ykpk. Nico is in Toronto musical directing until July when Roots & Grooves will play shows in Duncan, Campbell River, Nanaimo and the Mission Music Festival. Hope to see you there.

    Please like ROOTS & GROOVES on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RickandNico. 

    Here is a clip from a show at the DUNCAN SHOWROOM (copy link): 

    Here we are in the studio recording THE MYSTERY. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGP2W57zS9I&t=1s

    And a clip of PEOPLE I LOVE YOU from Cranberry Hall in Powell River. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=028W4HhpN3M&feature=youtu.be

    ROOTS & GROOVES is in the news:

    East Kootenay On Line News  E-Know

    Bowen Island Undercurrent 

    This intergenerational collaboration has been decades in the making! Nico wrote me a fan letter when he was 8 and at age 23 orchestrated my music for symphony (see a tiny clip at http://blackpress.tv/video.php?id=20641)

    Congratulations Valley Hennell and Kari Burk for winning a 2016 Academics' Choice Award for 'Snapshot of a Soul Place in the land of special needs' which has already been honoured with 2016 Family Choice and National Parenting Products (NAPPA) Awards. This illustrated memoir by Kari Burk is based on the life of our 26 year old granddaughter Mielle, with over 40 original paintings and drawings http://www.snapshotofasoulplace.com

    You may remember Mielle from the 1995 'Angels Do' video (click videos!)  
     BC BookLook http://bcbooklook.com/2016/06/13/snapshot-wins-a-second-time/

    Rick talks about 40+ years of playing dulcimer on the Heart of the Dulcimer podcast on iTunes  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hearts-of-the-dulcimer/id1014348960?at=1010l5QM  

    See the finale of 2014 Puppets For Peace concert at BC Government House with Rick and puppets performing YO MO and STAND BY ME at http://vimeo.com/10695582

    Rick's music is available from this website and CD BABY. Keep on singing and we hope to see you soon!  Email us, we love to hear from you. Dulcimerrily,






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