Rick Summer

Rick Summer


One of the most original cutting-edge songwriters to recently emerge, this versitile performer plays Texas Blues, Acoustic Folk & Roots Rock, blending his visual art and music into a show that has people talking! Hailed as one of the best new talents by Music connection Magazine!


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.


Sunset Red

Written By: Rick Summer

I didn't till my ground
and my harvest was bare
I barely survived the winter
to plant again this year

and though I'm not a farmer
I sew these seeds of strife
and watch them be devoured
by the predators of life

In The Air

Written By: Rick Summer

And now I feel its in the air
the smell of autumn growing bare
brown dog barking loud
silver peacock head up in the clouds


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

Set List

Summer prefers to perform his original songs
However, if a venue requests it, he can easily play from his repetoire of over 100 cover songs as well. Flexible, Professional and easy on the senses.

Rick Summer often has suprise guests join him onstage, he has shared stages and song circles with everyone from Jack Hardy. Laura Freeman,Chris Chandler and Anne Feeney to Karen Mal and Guy Forsythe.
Many of Summer's original songs have seen action on the radio and internet charts, with "Sleepy Hollow" staying for 72 weeks in the top 10 acoustic