Rick Sutton

Rick Sutton

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My music is a mix of folk, blues, and rock. I think Americana best suits my style. Sometimes acoustic and sometimes with a band.

Biography

From his early years of performing in coffee houses and small stages to singing in church, Rick has always been a singer, songwriter, producer and artist.

While living in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1978 he won the Songwriter’s Showcase sponsored by the Muscle Shoals Music Association for his song “Sailor’s Dream”.

In 1985, Rick became a producer/director for Mother Angelica’s Eternal Word Television Network. During his tenure at EWTN he produced and performed on the Christian Music program "Say Yes", with such guest as Phil Keaggy, Susan Ashton, Michael Card, Glad, Lenny LeBlanc, Kathy Troccoli, and many others. Along with George Vinson he had the opportunity to produce album projects for the Irish singer “DANA” for release here in America and in the UK for Scottish Television.

In 1995 Rick released the album “The Living Tree” for Needle Eye Records. The album received great reviews from The Birmingham News and was featured on the Heaven’s Eyes record label sampler.

Rick is currently a member of George Vinson’s Project 150. You can also catch him in solo and band performances at local events and venues. His band “liturgical autopsy” includes his 2 sons Jonathan and David and has performed many local venues and been a part of the Magic City Blues Society events. Jonathan is a local bass player and film maker who’s projects have been included in the Sidewalk Film Festival. David is a drummer living in Nashville playing with artist Sam Hunt,

Rick is working on new material for “South ‘o Town”. This singer/songwriter styled project will feature a mix of folk/blues and rock, showcasing what he does best.

Lyrics

South of Town

Written By: Rick Sutton

south of town where the trains roll by/past the graveyards and the factories/I hear the sound of the whippoorwill/and the freedom in the song he sings/across the fields through the window panes/i lie awake and dream/of someday reaching beyond these walls/and finding my way to the sea/and oh its just a dream/and oh oh i wish it was me

south of town where the old men sit/ and tell there stories of days gone by/i’ve heard them all time and again/and can’t quite tell the truth from a lie/some of them sad, some of them true/they can make you laugh or make you cry/maybe someday I’ll write them down/
in a story or a song, at least i’ll try/and oh oh time goes by/and oh oh i’m stealing time

south of town i walk these roads/and ask myself whats in a name/to be born into a world a pauper or a king/obscure or covered with fame/i can’t tell you why the sun can shine/or the moon looks like a silver flame/but south of town i can find my way/where life is real and true love waits/and oh oh is it just a dream/and oh oh could this be me

Discography

"The Living Tree"

Set List

Original songs:
Coming Home
Sticks and Stones
South of Town
Satisfied
Dancing on the Devils Grave
R.J.'s Blues
1973
Barriers
I Will Be Your Love
Missippippi Pines
Caution
World Gone Crazy,
plus many more.

Cover songs:
Trimmed and Burnin
Eyes on the Prize
After Midnight
Ain’t No Sunshine
And I Love Her
Better Way
Blackbird
Come On In My Kitchen
Dance Tonight
Fields of Gold
I Saw the Light
Rise From the Ruins
Sweet Home Chicago
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Sittin on the Dock of the Bay