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The best kept secret in music

Press


""Great Songwriting""

"Rick Summer is a Texas artist who knows his way around a melody and has some great songwriting instincts." - Music Connection Magazine


"City Council Approves Summer"

"Rick's original music shows a unique and compelling combination, and his lyrics are reminescent of early Crosby,Stills & Nash, Pink Floyd and Santana." - Chris Wissman City Council Carbondale Illinois


"One to Watch"

"Rick Summer's renegade approach to acoustic rock & blues is straight-on, he's a mean guitarist who has that rare gift . Definitly one to watch." - The Austin Chronicle


"Cool Music from The Edge"

"Summer's tunes are cool, and his poetry and stories and art aint bad either. . .in fact when does this guy have time to sleep? His magnum opus essay THE EDGE is an awesome read and RAISED ON FREEDOM was one of the best Political CD's I've heard this year...keep your ears peeled for another great new CD from this tour-aholic!" - Texas Beat


"Ken Gaines of Anderson Fair sez..."

'Great Stuff Summer" - Ken Gaines


Discography

1995 - Live at Cousin Andy's (live coffeehouse concert)
1996 - Gypsy Love (Independent)
1999 - Laughing Like A Banshee (Pocketmouse)
2004 - Raised On Freedom (Pocketmouse)

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Bio

Summer's has a wide array of influences that can be heard throughout his music, including americana, country, folk blues, bluegrass and acoustic rock.

His trademark style of "cosmic outlaw blues" has captured fans at every turn, and he has sold his self produced CD's at each & every venue he has performed at.
Summer has the ability to effortlessly switch from electric to acoustic (and do it with taste), which, as you know, is an art lost on most players.

Rick Summer is a regular at festivals such as the Kerrville Folk Festival, Makanda Vulture Fest and most recently The Red River Americana Festival.

A Live performance of Summer's original song "Sidewinder" (with canadian Samantha Parton on harmony) was picked up by Set 3 German TV and broadcast internationally from the Kerrville Folk Festival in 1996

Rick Summer has recorded with Chris Chandler, Owl Morrison, Danny Dolinger, Ky Hote, Laura Freeman of the Road Dog Diva's

And has shared stages with Nanci Griffith, Jack Hardy, Anne Feeney, Still on the Hill, Chuck Pyle, Chuck Broadsky, Mary Lou Lord & and more

(Laura Freeman contributed to the song "Sleepy Hollow" which broke all known records on Soundclick's Internet Charts as it remained in the Top 10 for a whopping 72 weeks!)

Summer is currently working on a new CD of 12 songs, The new CD will feature original Texas Blues, Cosmic Folk & Acoustic Rock.

Rick has performed at festivals, lounges, charities, radio & television, private functions, conventions, hotels, restaurants, colleges and coffeehouses.