New Beatles CD finally here!

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in recordings, the music

New Beatles CD finally here!

It’s been a busy couple of months! I was recently voted “Sedona’s Best Musician For 2018” in KUDOS Reader’s Choice Awards and then received the shipment of my new Beatles CDs just in time for its debut with my “Rick Picks The Beatles” concert for Sedona Film Festival’s summer programming at Mary D. Fisher Theatre!

Rick Picks The Beatles features my instrumental fingerstyle guitar arrangements of 35 songs from the vast Beatles repertoire in 13 tracks!

Hear Samples!

I’ve become progressively more well known for my subtle and intricate arrangements of popular tunes and for my approach to coaxing what often sounds like more than one guitar out of the instrument.

With a Beatles repertoire of more than sixty of their songs, the hardest part of putting this all together was deciding which gems to include! Re-experience The Beatles’ vast and varied music from the early hit, ‘She Loves You’, to their later gems including ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’!”

My love affair with the acoustic guitar began over fifty five years ago when, barely old enough to handle a guitar, I first heard the likes of ‘Peter, Paul & Mary’ and the ‘Kingston Trio’. That was enough to get my attention and fire my imagination. “When I first heard The Beatles, I was only 13 and my world was forever changed. I thought, ‘That’s what I want to do!’”

I’ve been very excited about this project as I devoted my undivided attention to polishing and refining my versions of many of my favorite Beatles songs. I’ve been like a kid in a candy store; so much extraordinary music to choose from!

This recording is a musical feast and ‘must have’ for anyone who loves The Beatles! And who doesn’t love The Beatles?!
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Thank you for your brilliant music, Walter Becker! Here’s my fingerstyle guitar arrangement of Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in the music

Thank you for your brilliant music, Walter Becker!  Here’s my fingerstyle guitar arrangement of Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.


Walter Becker, together with Donald Fagen as Steely Dan created unique and brilliant music that set the bar to a new height for rock and roll. RIP, Walter, your music lives on and will continue to inspire us. Here’s an mp3 of my arrangement of Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, certainly one of your best known songs.

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Get Your Tickets: CD Release Concert Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 in Sedona!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in gig news!, the music

OOPS! If you scanned a QR code on a flyer about the March 25th Meadowlark Concert at Greg Lawson Galleries, click here!

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Join me for my CD Release Concert on Saturday, February 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at Greg Lawson Galleries in West Sedona!  We have put together a perfect evening out:

It is our intent to create a new concert series which offers a memorable evening of dining, live music and stunning art by collaborating with two of West Sedona’s finest restaurants, Golden Goose American Grill and Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen and the treasure that is Greg Lawson Galleries. All are within a short walk or drive of one another: Gerardo’s is right next door to the gallery, Golden Goose is literally around the corner!

The gallery where I will be performing my CD Release Concert is an overwhelming feast for the eyes featuring Mr. Lawson’s exquisite nature and wildlife photography from every corner of the globe.  I’m excited to be showcasing the new album in this inspiring setting… and there will be a special guest cameo flute and guitar performance by Meadowlark during the evening!  The gallery will remain open for a while after the concert so guests can explore and enjoy Greg Lawson’s work and meet the artist!

“GUITARtistry 2,” the new solo fingerstyle guitar CD, is a follow up to my debut CD as a solo guitarist, ‘GUITARtistry.”  It features a sampling of my favorite songs and melodies from the Baby Boomer era (1950’s-80’s).  See the track list and listen to samples here.  The CD, regularly priced at $20, will be just $10 at the performance that night only!

By purchasing your tickets in advance for the concert, you will receive a 20% Off coupon for dinner the night of the show at Golden Goose American Grill AND a 15% Off coupon for dinner that night at Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen.  You choose which of these exceptional dining establishments to visit for dinner!  Tickets are $15 each / 2 for $25.  Simply purchase your ticket(s) online by clicking the link below and your ticket(s) and coupons will be emailed to you.  (You MUST include your email address in the comment box when you order).  You may also purchase your tickets at Greg Lawson Galleries and receive your tickets and coupons there at the time of purchase.

Seating for the concert is limited so don’t wait – purchase your tickets today!

Dinner reservations are strongly suggested to allow time for both dining and the concert during the evening.

I can’t wait to see you there!

Rick

Greg Lawson Galleries2679 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 

(928) 202-0340

Golden Goose American Grill,  2545 AZ-89A C, Sedona, AZ 86336

(928) 282-1447

Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen2675 W State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

(928) 862-4009

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