The move back to Virginia

I am moving back to Virginia!


Judy and I lived in Virginia about 25 years ago - Louisa, Richmond, then Harrisonburg.

Now I am moving back to serve two small churches in Highland County.

I am looking forward to…


TAI teaching at Whittier Elementary School

Rick will be teaching 5 classes of 2nd graders at Whittier Elementary School in Frederick County.  He will be spending four days working with the music teacher to help students learn about eight different stringed instruments.  His theme is that…

Jubal's Nation Folk Church

   Jubal's Nation Folk Church starts up on March 25 at 6:30 PM at the Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown. 
Check the website for more information.  This is something I have been working on for 30 years, ever since I heard "A…

Instruments for Hungry for Music

Anita funk collected a bunch of instruments from her co-workers to be donated to Hungry for Music.  Jeff Campbell met me at the Epicure Cafe in Fairfax, VA for the exchange.  About a dozen instruments were transferred from the back…


Excellent 11 is now REACH!

I have completed all the songs in the Excellent 11 Series.  Since I am uncertain about Mr. Clark's perspective on my using the title of his book for my series, I am calling it "Reach! - Striving for Excellence"  I…


Work Continues on Excellent 11 series

I have just finished song #7 in the Excellent 11 series.  This one is about Enthusiasm.  Titled "Take That Laurel Home" it is about developing a deep sense of direction and commitment that will overcome obstacles.  Uses the story of…


Christmas Show

I am working on my Christmas show.  It will be comprised of mostly the lesser known songs and carols including "Miss Hoolihan's Christmas Cake" (always a fun one!)  I am working on five songs for the harp, so I am…


New songs for the Excellent 11 series

So far four songs have been written.  A sense of adventure, common sense, reflection, and resilience are now covered.  Ron Clark's book - "The Excellent 11" is the source of inspiration.

The newest song is "Log Roll", exploring "resilience." This…


Work Progresses on FAME

A group of acoustic musicians (Todd C. Walker, Tomy Wright, Rod Deacy and Doug Alan Wilcox) is creating an umbrella organization for acoustic musicians in and around Frederick County.  FAME (Frederic Acoustic Music Enterprise) will be a non-profit organization dedicated…


Getting Settled

We are finally settled in Maryland! Frederick is, apparently, a good place for singer/songwriters. I am finding a number of good venues including Frederick Coffee Company and Frederick Cellars. I played as part of songwriters showcase AT Frederick coffee Company…


Getting Closer to Maryland!

Another week and a half, seems hard to believe. We are slwoly getting everything relocated to Thurmont, MD. I plan on being there full time beginning January 1. Two more carloads!


Everything Changes Now

My new CD is finally here! It will take a little while to get it to CDBaby, but you can order yours today! Simply send a chck for $16 for each copy you would like to Rick Hill, PO Box…