Hello, everyone, Spring in coming! Nico and I will be back touring in March as ROOOTS & GROOVES, meanwhile here is a video of us with PIED PUMKIN in the finale of the concert celebrating my induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame last July! An old song still rings true after 45 years, PEOPLE I LOVE YOU! https://youtu.be/KNNAhwFQtx8
It was a night to remember, here's a link to my musical acceptance speech THE PROMISE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwrWjSFhEjY and an excerpt from TRAVELLIN AINT SO BAD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN7vLHtHAQY.
Remember ANGELS DO, the song and video from 1995 with my 5 year old granddaughter Mielle? Well now she is 29 and here we are doing the song together at SpiritBar in Nelson, during our ROOTS & GROOVES tour of the Kootenays in October.
I'll be performing two FREE SHOWS for Literacy Sechelt at the Roberts Creek Hall on Friday January 24. Then Nico and I will head to Pender Island, Mayne Island and North Vancouver for shows in March, and Penticton, Burns Lake, Smithers and Port Hard in April.
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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
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.