OH WHAT A CELEBRATION we had July 29 at Rogue Folk Vancouver 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, here's a link to my musical acceptance speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwrWjSFhEjY
Nico and I are back on the road in October when we will play Studio Live Cumberland (2) , Max Cameron Powell River (3), GAZ Lounge Parksville (4), SpiritLounge Nelson (17), The Griff in Trail (18), Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre (19-20) and Silverton Memorial Hall (22). 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.
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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:
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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.