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BIG NEWS! July 29 Rogue Folk is celebrating my induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame with an historic double bill concert of PIED PUMKIN and ROOTS & GROOVES. This will be the Pumkin's only performance, best get your tickets right away to avoid disappointment.

Leading up to that big event, In July Nico and I will take ROOTS & GROOVES outdoors in Downtown Duncan, Spirit Square Campbell River, Old Quarter Nanaimo and the Mission Folk Festival before heading back to Kitsilano for a night of music and merriment with old friends and family!

I will get a star on Granville Street 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.

Nico was recently honoured with the City of Nanaimo Emerging Leader Award. See the video from the ceremony at 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.

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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.

And a clip of PEOPLE I LOVE YOU from Cranberry Hall in Powell River.

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

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

You may remember Mielle from the 1995 'Angels Do' video (click videos!)  
 BC BookLook

Rick talks about 40+ years of playing dulcimer on the Heart of the Dulcimer podcast on iTunes  

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

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,