R I C K V I N E S
"Rick has an broad music sensibility that draws from Folk, Jazz, Rock and the New Orleans sound. He incorporates all of these elements into an honest and straightforward expression of extraordinary songwriting that is not over crafted. He has a warm and almost conversational delivery that can be both intimate and stark, sometimes in the same song. I have shared the stage with Rick numerous times and I keep asking him, "did YOU write that?!?!?" - Brad Cole (www.bradcolemusic.com)
Decades as a Jazz Drummer, a stint studying composition at Berklee, and playing drums in an alternative band are unlikely preparation for life-long musician Rick Vines in his latest incarnation as a singer/songwriter. But it seems to be working. His songs are insightful and haunting with a laid back and soulful feel.
Rick also hosts a House Concert Series "Windrush Concerts", and has a monthly residency at the Venue "Grassroots" in his hometown of Barrington, IL. (www.grassrootsbarrington.com)