Ricky Risch Jr
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Ricky Risch Jr

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"Why dont you shut up and sing"

**** This was part of a show I put togethere in Austin**********

"As admonitions go, “Shut up and sing!” isn’t
all that bad. That’s certainly true in Austin,
where our singer/songwriters will share a
tune as readily and as lustily as an ambitious
legislator will shake a hand and launch a
campaign. At the Dirty Dog Bar’s weekly Shut Up & Sing!
(SU&S!) Acoustic showcase, you’ll definitely hear some of
our most talented and up-and-coming performers. And
that person falling off the barstool next to you just could
be the next would-be something or other.
For the past year and a half, Rob Cooperman, Monte
Peck and Ricky Risch, Jr. have hosted SU&S! to give musicians
a unique place to perform on Sunday nights … and
audience members the chance to hear both the songs and
the stories behind them. The three carefully hand-pick
local, regional and national performers, so the musical
quality is a cut above the run-of-the-mill open mike.
That’s bad news if you’re looking for an 8-minute,
3-chord tribute to someone’s smelly cat. But it’s a welcome
entertainment option if you’re interested in actually
getting to know emerging new artists and the muses
that inspire them. “We try our best to give listeners a
glimpse into the heads of the artists and let them know
exactly what drives them to put pen to paper and pick to
strings,” says Cooperman.
Just as there’s a story behind every song, there’s one
behind how SU&S! came to be the popular Dirty Dog
fixture it is today. Cooperman and Peck are long-time
friends who used to play in band called The American
Sideshow. “I’d been hosting a showcase of my own,” notes
Peck, “and, together with Rob, we began brainstorming
on how to make a better show that people would actually
care about.” They soon hit upon the SU&S! format.
From there, SU&S! endured a nomadic existence worthy
of a Brother Love Traveling Salvation Show, beginning at
Why Don ’t You Shut Up and Sing
on Sunday ?
By D.C. Bloom
A the Troubadour Saloon,
then to Maggie Mae’s,
back to the Troubadour
and on to Shakespeare’s
before landing at The
Dirty Dog. Risch came
on-board as co-host about
six months ago, as SU&S!
began to find its legs and
become a bit much for the
two founders to handle
on their own. Together,
Band from Nacogchoches because they “consistently bring
passionate and energetic performances, accompanied by
heartfelt accounts of each song’s origin.” And Risch confesses
to a soft spot for the female artist, White Widow.
“Whenever she plays, it makes me wanna get drunk and
set things on fire,” he says. I guess that’s where Coyote
Ugly meets Dirty Dog.
The “Shut Up and Sing! Storyteller’s Acoustic Showcase is
held every Sunday from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Dirty Dog
Bar, 505 E. 6th Street, Austin. For more information, visit
myspace.com/shutupandsingaustin. For booking, e-mail
Cooperman, Peck and Risch, like the artists and audiences
SU&S! attracts, are excited to part of something
that strays from the norm and continues to grow.
Since bringing hundreds of acts to the SU&S! stage,
the three hosts have discovered some new favorites of
their own. Cooperman particularly enjoys the Ryan Davis - Austin Chronicle


Ive played on numerous news moring shows and another on April 24th on Cincinnati's Fox 19 news morning show. Ive had some music play on local KLJB in Austin, as well as live performaces on Austin's "Infynte Hour". Im still recording my first album trying to finish it in 09, so no singles released yet



My family, friends, and career are all I have. When I write, I write to remember them, I write to honor them by hopefully capturing a piece of how much I love and respect them and delivering it to you. When I sing I sing for them, everytime I deliver a 10 or 10 thousand person crowd mentality, hopeing they can see, hear, and feel me through the crowd. When I play, I play to the listeners soul, I connect with you because you have at some point felt what Im singing about. My songs arent only written for u to listen to, they are written for you to feel, and its ok if you connect with it and something happens.

I sing about love, getting drunk with friends, sex, heartache, regret, the overall human emotion!!!

Ive seen and heard many different styles; Ive played and lived in Austin TX for years and traveled the country searching for more stories to tell. Im 28 years old and currently living in Cincinnati trying to make something of myself in this music industry.

I believe everyone has thier own idea of what music is, we all dont agree, but we are all moved by music.
Take a listen to some of what I have to say and see if it moves you!