Rik & Bec

Rik & Bec

 Hinesburg, Vermont, USA
BandAmericanaFolk

Rik & Bec draw from the deep well of American music from traditional ballads and blues tunes, through the folk revival of Seeger and Guthrie, to their own roots based originals. They employ a variety of instruments in an interactive, high energy show that will have you singing along.

Biography

Hinesburg Vermont’s Rik & Bec draw from the deep well of American music from traditional ballads and blues tunes, through the folk revival of Seeger and Guthrie, to their own roots based originals. They employ a variety of instruments including guitar, banjo, bass, Native American flute, harmonica and more to create a show that appeals to all ages and will have you singing along.
Rik Palieri is a master banjo player, multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and author of the book The Road Is My Mistress: Tales of a Roustabout Songster. In 2009, his TV program The Song Writer’s Notebook was archived in the Rik Palieri Collection by The Library of Congress. Rik has eight CDs and was recently featured on the Grammy nominated double ablum, “Singing Through The Hard Times: a tribute to Utah Phillips”. His website is www.banjo.net.
Rebecca Padula, has a wry New England wit and a big voice. She has performed throughout the Northeast for the past 15 years solo and with the Rebecca Padula Band. She holds a double degree in music and journalism from St. Michael's College, has penned more than 40 original songs, released 3 independent albums, is a documentary filmmaker, and an advocate for media literacy and free speech. She won the Vermont Peace Song contest in 2007 with her song, “We Are Free.” Her website is www.rebeccapadula.com

Discography

Rik: The Music in Me, Panning For Gold, Hobos & Heroes
Bec: Waterfront, Time Speed & Distance, Fire & Water