Rick, born in St. Petersburg, Florida, raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been playing guitar for over 50 years. Early in his music career he was signed with Columbia Records. In addition, he has attended Berkley College of Music in Boston. He toured with a Boston based show band and eventually came back to the Florida West Coast in 1975. He has been living in Bradenton since 1975 playing with many different musicians, vocalists, and bands.
Among the players that Rick has performed with are Saxophonist Tom Scott (L.A. Express), guitarist Bill Kirchen (Commander Cody), actor Gary Busey, Female Tribute band Led Zeppelin, Vocalist Bonnie Bramlett, Greg Allman, Omni, Rick Derringer, Kenny Crawley, Les Sahler, Alex Ligertwood (Santana), Fergie Fredriksen (Toto), Randall Hall (Lynard Skynard) and Jeff Cook (Alabama).
Rick is a guitar and music teacher and owns RMF Custom (rmfcustom.com) for custom guitar/instrument/studio cables, and customizing/upgrading guitars and amps.