Isaac Davis Jr. of Juniors Cave Online Magazine writes, "Singer/Songwriter Ric Zweig is a special gem in the mix of today's indie artists." Jimmy Rae of Skopemag.com opines, "I have to say that Ric Zweig is not Running Out Of Time by any means. Quite the contrary; this singer/songwriter/classic rock musician is just getting warmed up. With the release of this new record, the music world has a lot to get excited about...this timeless artist has an incredible amount of feeling...we have found a real & true artist here. (4 and a half stars out of 5) Dave Kemler of New Music Tampa Bay says, "Get the scoop on this fantastic singer/songwriter." Carlito of Music Emissions writes in recommending 'Running Out Of Time', "the style is smooth - majestic even; taking you from the lowest of valleys to the high mountaintops...brilliant chorus sections and hooks, as well as thought provoking lyrics complimented by Ric's raspy and bluesy voice." Cyrus Rhodes of Indie Music Digest writes, "...brilliant flashes of bold honesty in the musical & lyrical content that simply can't be faked...Zweig really makes the vocal connection with his singing, songwriting & words that sometimes cut like a knife. The songs themselves are powerful musical experiences, each one possessing unique personality, flair & signature groove...It's a rare find to get this kind of snapshot or music & genuine perspective from an artist. Zweig is one of these brave artists." Cody Blevins of Vents Magazine says, "Ric Zweig is a talented musician and songwriter who embodies a charitable and grassroots style that is all but dying off these days. His newest album, 'Running Out Of Time' is a collection of heartland Americana and smooth pop songs, that make you feel fine, and want to hop in a convertible, or buy one." Brian Lush, the radio host of Rockwired Radio Profiles says, "Zweig is in fact revving up the engine with a collection of songs that honestly analyze the highs and lows of love, life and everything". Rukshan Thenuwara of MuzikReviews.com writes, "Songs like 'Puppet' and 'Shine' sound like radio flavored hits that have cohesive melodies and great arrangements. Alongside these tracks, songs like 'Mr. Good Vibe' and 'What Are We Supposed To Do' are equally catchy and display Zweig's ability to construct songs... praise for Zweig's musicality and considerable vocal ability. Zweig has a grasp on composition that should take him far in his live performances." Jimmy Yell of PyleTown.org opines, "Ric Zweig sings with passion & power...the music is timeless & has incredible feeling". And, Music Editor Russell Eldridge of Target Audience Magazine writes, "If Bob Seger, Tom Petty, and David Bowie were to jam around a campfire you would get an idea of Ric Zweig's music." Prominent Music Consultant Eugene Foley wrote the following:, "Your music really brightened my day earlier this month and when music can move me like that, I know it's something special."
Ric Zweig music has been played on the following radio outlets: Skope Radio & Magazine, DigiVegas Radio Podcast, New Music Tampa Bay Radio Podcast (featured artist), Radio Rock Cafe, Pongid Radio, Songwriters Variety Show on Achieve Radio (featured artist), iRadioLA 104, and Rockwired Radio Profiles on RockWired Radio (featured artist). While visiting Panama, Ric was invited to do a 15 minute live segment featuring 3 of his tunes and an interview on Panama's biggest FM Station "Radio Fabulosa" with the host, DJ Ravi J. RZ tunes "Running Out Of Time" and "Puppet" were featured on Acoustic Roundtable.com. on its show 'Writers In The Round'. 2 RZ tunes were added to the playlist at www.PyleTown.org.(Germany) and Ric was selected as a featured artist on the Jimmy Yell Radio Show at the same PyleTown site where "Running Out Of Time" quickly rose to number 1 on their top 20 list. Pyletown.org, also in May, produced a feature video on Ric entitled, "Court Judge Turns Rocker" which appears on their site as well as on 'You Tube'. Ric's recent social commentary tune, "What's Going On Today" was added to the playlist at Celtica Radio out of Wales, Great Britain. Additionally, the artist recently signed his first licensing agreement with Audio Fount Music Licensing. This non-exclusive arrangement will hopefully expand the reach of RZ music worldwide. Ric's song "Puppet" was played on a podcast by Dan Herman of Radio Crystal Blue out of Philadelphia, Pa. Our latest radio placement is Texas' KTSW and The Songwriters Webcast, the nation's #1 rated songwriter radio station. Once again, we have been identified as a 'Featured Artist' with 4 RZ tunes in rotation.
Ric has been interviewed on the following online sites; Juniors Cave Online Magazine, Vents Online Magazine, and a 30 minute audio interview on Rockwired Radio Profiles hosted by Brian Lush and available through www.rockwired.com. Other interviews include www.aj-n-dbs.com and Writer's In The Round Radio Network through Acoustic Roundtable hosted by Anthony Woods.
Press includes articles in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and the Florida Bar News, as well as a positive review in the nationally distributed 'Recording Magazine'.
From sales of an earlier CD, Ric raised just short of $3,000 for the South Florida Alzheimer's Association. Sales of the most recent CD have raised in excess of $1,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Ric has been part of the following compilation CDs: LA Records compilation CD of unsigned songwriters, the Oasis Adult contemporary Volume IX #5 Radio Sampler, and the soon to be released 'Hurricane Healing" CD with Australia's Blue Pie Records.
Ric, a former criminal court judge in Miami, Florida, is locally promoted by A 1 Promotions Group in South Florida and has legal representation from Richard Neal Clarvit for the purpose of securing licensing deals for television and motion pictures.
Updating a bit, Ric has made 4 recent festival performance appearances performing either as Ric Zweig or with his band "Fresh Air". They are as follows: 'Natural Cure Music Festival', 'Ft. Lauderdale Beach Music Festival', 'The 15th Annual Medical Marijuana Festival' (Ric was also a guest speaker at this event), and 'The 2013 Miami Independent Artist Conference'. Also noteworthy is the acceptance for airplay, of Ric' tune "The Dark Light" which he co-wrote with Vito Tuxedo, by 'The Songwriter's Network Kickback Radio' and the same tune being included on a compilation CD produced and labeled as the 2013 Miacon All-Stars. Ric's website, www.riczweig.com has had in excess of 80,000 visitors to date, and his You Tube video, "The Dark Light" co-written with California artist Vito Tuxedo, has scored over a 1000 views in its first 2 months. Suffice to say, the wheel continues to turn.
Ric Zweig - Vocalist / Guitarist
Running Out of Time LP
"Running Out Of Time is a very consistent album that is both well written and performed"
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"His introspective style of writing is message-heavy but not preachy. It's more like a man sharing ..."His introspective style of writing is message-heavy but not preachy. It's more like a man sharing the wisdom he's gathered from a life rich with experience."
"We have found a real & true artist here"
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"I have to say that Ric Zweig is not Running Out Of Time by any means. Quite the contrary actually;..."I have to say that Ric Zweig is not Running Out Of Time by any means. Quite the contrary actually; this singer/songwriter/classic rock musician is just getting warmed up. With the release of this new record, the music world has a lot to get excited about."
"Compelling... a rare find"
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Excerpt: "The songs themselves are powerful musical experiences, each one possessing unique personal...Excerpt: "The songs themselves are powerful musical experiences, each one possessing unique personality, flair, & signature groove. From passionate “Lost in the Chase to mesmerizing “Puppet” to powerful “So go on” to slow to passionate “Something for Her” to easy flowing “Mr. Good Vibe” this CD has something for just about everyone. The CD ends with “What are we supposed to do” a tranquil finale statement that ends things on a positive note with easy flowing melodies with impressive solo guitar work & an impressive musical build through finale."
Singer/Songwriter Ric Zweig is a special gem in the mix of today’s indie artists.
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He performs and sings with a level of passion that certainly showcase the amount of love Zweig has f...He performs and sings with a level of passion that certainly showcase the amount of love Zweig has for his music and entertaining the masses. Check out this special interview with our Webzine that we completed with the indie artist as he explains his goal with music and entertaining his fans. Enjoy!
Ric on the Internet Radio Network Podcast
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"Ric Zweig is a talented guitarist and songwriter..."
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Ric Zweig is a talented guitarist and songwriter who embodies a charitable and grassroots musician t...Ric Zweig is a talented guitarist and songwriter who embodies a charitable and grassroots musician that is all but dying of these days. His newest album Running Out Of Time, is a collection of heartland Americana and smooth pop songs, that make you feel fine, and want to hop in a convertible, or buy one. What makes it even better is that five dollars for each his albums sold will go to The American Cancer Society, so not only do you get a soundtrack to happiness and perseverance, you also may give someone else a chance to fight and persevere. Sounds to me like Ric has made a perfect win-win, situation.
How the band started??
Yours truly was a criminal ct judge for years. One day I got tired of listening to all the lawyer bullshit, and decided to do what makes me happy, music.
What's the message to transmit with your music??
Two messages, first, you're never too old to follow a dream, second music will get you thru times of no money better than money will get you thru times of no music.
What's your method at the time of writing a song??
Got to have a melody first for the verse- lyrics come later. I like to try to make up new guitar chords, when I do; it usually translates to a new song.
Which is your music influences??
Van Morrison, Tom Waits, Radiohead has great lyrics.
What plans do you have for the future??
Future Plans: One day at a time, but have as much fun as possible.
If you were stranded in the middle of nowhere after a show or while on tour. The help is 100 miles away from where you are, who would you send to look for help? And if while the rest wait, there's no food and the only way to feed yourself is by eating each other, who would you eat first?
I would send me, less likely to get lost. I would eat the best looking woman first, but no honeys in the band, so we got a problem.
which country you guys would love to play?
England would be a blast.
With which bands you guys would love to share stage??
Share stage with Van Morrison because I would love to do vocal harmonies with that dude.
Are you OK with the direction you guys are moving?
Things are going absolutely great. So far, the reviews have been terrific, and now being part of VENTS will be one more wonderful thing to have happened for Ric Zweig & The Band.
Check out more from Ric by going to: www.riczweig.com?
"Zweig is in fact revving up the engine..."
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ROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES PRESENTS: SiNGER-SONGWRiTER RiC ZWEiG AND HiS LATEST CD 'RUNNiNG OUT OF...ROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES PRESENTS:
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OCTOBER 5, 2010 - Everyone knows what happens when you play Country music backwards. You get your wife back, your kids back and your job back. If you played singer-songwriter RIC ZWEIG's life backwards, you would give up rock n roll and settle for a career in law. Yes, you read that right! For over twenty years, ZWEIG had a steady gig in the field of law as a judge, prosecutor and defense attorney. It wasn't until the early 2000's that ZWEIG put down the gavel and picked up the guitar and pursued that rock n roll dream that elludes most twenty-year-olds let alone fifty-year-olds. RUNNING OUT OF TIME is ZWEIG's fourth and latest release and while the title suggests slowing down, ZWEIG is in fact revving up the engine with a collection of songs that honestly analyze the highs and lows of love, life and everything.
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Ric Zweig Running Out of Time Singer songwriter Ric Zweig releases his fourth album of original ...Ric Zweig
Running Out of Time
Singer songwriter Ric Zweig releases his fourth album of original material in Running Out of Time. Due to personal reasons Zweig also donates five dollars from each album purchased to The American Cancer Society.
Running Out Of Time is filled with well composed songs that are entrenched in the 1970s, which is pleasant sounding enough. The talents of the production and mastering team in realizing a fully encompassing album is particularly impressive.
Songs like "Puppet” and “Shine” sound like radio flavored hits that have cohesive melodies and great arrangements. Alongside these tracks, songs like "Mr. Vibe” and “What Are We Supposed To Do" are equally catchy and display Zweig’s ability to construct songs.
While there is certain praise for Zweig’s musicality and considerable vocal ability, there is some detraction in the lyrical proclivity on the album. The delivery and cadence of the songs is often times jarring such as on “Jump On My Back” where the stops and starts sound off to the listener. Tracks like “Out With the Tide” and “Lost In The Chase” suffer from similar issues.
Running Out Of Time is a varying album that certainly displays Ric Zweig’s musical abilities. It’s not hard to see why the singer songwriter already has three albums under his belt. Zweig’s has a grasp on composition that should take him far in his live performances, which is a great arena for him to perfect his lyrical prowess for future releases.
Stand Out Tracks: Puppet, Shine, Mr. Vibe
Rukshan Thenuwara – Sr. MuzikReviews.com Staff