Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Early closing Dec 31st- Happy New Year!

Due to the severe snowstorm, we are closing at 3pm today. If you are crazy enough to go out tonight to celebrate the New Year, Please stay safe!

For all of us at Rick's, we wish you a Healthy & Prosperous 2009!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Extended Holiday Hours

Our extended hours for your shopping pleasure are:

Friday, Dec 19 11am to 9pm (weather permitting!)
Saturday, Dec 20 9am to 9pm
Sunday, Dec 21 noon to 5pm
Monday, Dec 22 10am to 9pm
Tuesday, Dec 23 10am to 9pm
Wednesday, Dec 24 10am to 5pm

In-store specials going on until Christmas. New stock in every day!

Layaways must be picked up by Tuesday the 23rd

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Winner! of Student Grand Prize Drawing

Congratulations to Christopher White of Taunton who won the Grand Prize at our VIP Student Holiday Sale. Christopher is a drum student of Matt Scurfield and offered to give Rick a drumroll as the winning entry was pulled.

Boy was he surprised when his name was announced as the winner! Too funny! Christopher won a FENDER Limited Edition Neon Clock.

Our appreciation goes out to all the students & families who participated in this event. You're the best!

Many thanks go to our staff who made sure threre was plenty of refreshments, good service and good cheer, and especially our holiday entertainers.. Ken & Carolyn also known as "We2". Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mia Boostroom CD RELEASE Party Nov 15, 2008

It's time to Party and you're invited!

Where: Rick's Music
Time: Doors open at 8 Tickets $5

This Saturday night Rick's Music will host the premiere launch of Mia Boostroom's debut CD, "Lately" We predict that this is only the beginning for this talented Dighton 16-year old!

You may have seen Mia when she first made her debut on our Open Mic stage less than 2 years ago. There, we have watched her grow from a shy music student into a skilled songwriter and performer who made it into the Las Vegas round on this year's America's Got Talent. Amazing!

Her voice is distinctive... pure and soulful. Her style draws you in. At times you can find yourself holding your breath waiting for the next perfect note...
Check out Mia at:

HOW DID SHE DO IT? We couldn't be more proud of Mia who, besides her vocal talent and songwriting ability, is accomplished on both piano & guitar. Mia's taken lessons for years. But, she'll be the first to tell you about the music connections she's made though Rick's Open Mic, Features, Special events and education programs. Like the time Mia got the chance to sing on our stage with American Idol semi-finalist, Nick Pedro. Meeting other musical teens, learning from them and the variety of performers that come our way, Mia has flourished in an atmosphere where the creative spirit abounds. Just ask her about it.

Mia's debut CD, "Lately" is made possible by the wonderful people at Rawkstars, Inc.® who have often partnered with us at Rick's Music to provide music educational opportunities to kids.

Rawkstars delivers programs that foster and celebrate music through discovery, education, creation and participation. Their concept is best described by their Executive Director, Jonathan Jacobs, "The portal is music, an especially compelling force for young people. It gives the rest of their education relevance. We don't exist to churn out virtuosos; music education requires kids to develop skills and attributes that will serve them throughout their lives. Music is the vehicle, not the destination!" We at Rick's applaud their efforts and...

We are honored to host Mia's CD Release Party this Saturday, which will showcase Mia along with some very talented Boston musicians, featured on her CD. The evening's proceeds will benefit Rawkstars programs. Learn more about Rawkstars at

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Drawing Entry Deadline is Tommorrow!

Just imagine it...
Your own Private Show at Rick's with 50 of your friends
PLUS get a professional recording of it to remember how much fun you all had.

What a cool prize

Entry deadline is Wednesday, Oct 29 at 9pm!

Get more our August 26 Blog Post and the comments at

Friday, October 17, 2008

BOSE CLINIC - Nov 18, 2008

Playin’ in the L1® Band
featuring The Bose L1 and the Cliff Henricksen Band

Limited Seating - Call for Reservations

11/18/08 , 7-10pm, FREE CLINIC
Rick’s Music World
421 New State Highway
Raynham, MA, 02767

Come to Ricks Music to learn about the industry-changing Bose® L1® approach to amplified music and how you can use the L1 to improve and empower your life as a musician. Meet the inventors of the L1® who will be there to answer your questions.

The Bose® L1® portable line array systems (PA and Monitors combined)
make it easy to get exceptional amplified tone from any voice or instrument. Their wide, uniform sound coverage helps them fill the venue with sound in a way no ordinary speaker can.
The L1 Celebrates it's 5th Anniversary-- Read all about it at:

The Cliff Henricksen Band is a Boston-area ensemble, including music veterans Cliff Henricksen, Tom Beier, Tom Yates and GW Jenkins, playing an authentic mix of New American Rock and Soul. The band, described by Chris Bergeron of the Metrowest Daily news as “four very talented area musicians-vocalists who’ve ridden virtually every major musical wave from rock to blues and jazz to funk which they whip together into their own heady brew.”, brings more than 100 years combined musical experience in garage bands, recording sessions with big names, touring groups, the Boston club scene and beyond.

JOEL CAGE -NOV 13 Open Mic Feature

Thursday, November 13, 2008
7PM $3 per person

Our Open Mic Featured Performer for November is
Check out his music at

"Joel Cage's thoughtful songs are straightforward and sure, with a voice to match, but it's his brilliantly sharp guitar-work that ignites the tunes." THE BOSTON GLOBE

Sunday, October 5, 2008

JOHN FLYNN - Oct 9th Open Mic Feature

Open Mic Feature - Oct 9: JOHN FLYNN
Open Mic starts at 7PM - Admission $3 per person

The first time we met John Flynn of Delaware, we knew we'd met a man of substance. He travels the country lending his voice for many social causes in kinship with other singer/songwriter activists like his friends, Arlo Guthrie and Kris Kristofferson.

Besides getting plenty of airplay, his award-winning music has been featured in two movies. We can't say enough about his songwriting skills, his insight into the human condition and our society and his ability to TELL A STORY. Quite often with humor. Then, he backs up his music with action, raising money and awareness for causes like children with AIDS, Katrina Victims, the environment or volunteering his time to mentor men at the local prison. When does this guy sleep?
John Flynn is a National Treasure. His great vocals and musicianship are frosting on the cake.

You owe it to yourself to meet this man and his music.

We are his first stop on his Massachusetts tour. Check out John Flynn at

Sunday, September 28, 2008

October 3 -Songwriters-in-the Round

Terry Kitchen, Jennifer Minuto and Garry Foisy will perform together at Rick’s Music in Raynham on Fri., Oct. 3 as Songwriters-in-the Round.

Showtime 8pm, Tickets $8
Call 508-977-0200 or go to for more info.


RAYNHAM On Friday, October 3rd, Rick’s Music World will host an evening of creative entertainment featuring three award-winning New England songwriters, Terry Kitchen, Garry Foisy and Jennifer Minuto. Terry Kitchen is a Boston-based Songwriter with a multitude of awards and accomplishments to his credit. Terry performs nationally in festivals and popular folk venues across America from Alaska to Boston, including the famous Blue Bird Café in Nashville who says of Terry, “Terry Kitchen is definitely a cut above with his eye for detail and unique song ideas.”

Joining Terry will be Garry Foisy, often featured in the cafés and coffee shops around New England, especially the MA and RI area, where he calls Pawtucket home. His personal style exhibits a keen passion for vocals, harmony and meaningful lyrics. It is reflective and capturing of life situations.

The third performer, another Rhode Island native, Jennifer Minuto, has taken her music on the road as well, playing across New England, New York and beyond. Bob Gulla of the Providence Phoenix says of Jennifer, "When talking with Jennifer Minuto, you get an idea that music is not so much a vocation but a destiny, a place she knows at which she'll arrive no matter what the conditions or obstacles.”

There isn’t a successful performer out there that hasn’t had to overcome obstacles to pursue their chosen career. As Songwriters-in-the Round, Terry, Garry and Jennifer will share their experiences and inspirations with the audience members and each other as they weave a night of original music and the stories behind them.

Showtime is 8pm in the Café at Rick’s Music World, 421 New State Hwy (Rt 44), Raynham, MA. Tickets are $8. General Admission. For more info, call 508-977-0200 or go to

Useful links: EPK Link

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

You can't WIN if you don't ENTER

Did you enter to WIN our LIVE Recording Session Giveaway?

It's more than a Recording Session, it's really your chance to have a Private Show at Rick's with 50 of your friends....You'll come away with a professional audio recording and great memories...

Read all about it on our August 26 Blog Entry:

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Oct 17, Friday 7pm *Technique, Time, and Creativity*

Matt will be discussing concepts ranging from gear selection, approaches to technique, effective practicing, creative grooves, fills and solos on the drums. He'll perform along with some backing tracks, a drum solo and follow up with a question and answer session.
Win Giveaways.
Admission: $5 Limited Seating - Call for reservations 508-977-0200

Matt Scurfield has an impressive resume, touting 22 years of drumming and 13 years of teaching experience. He's performed nationally and in the studio with Event, Joe Stump and Jaye Foucher. Currently Matt is touring and recording with Guitar Virtuoso Gary Hoey. He holds a bachelors degree from Berklee College of Music. The last 7 years, Matt’s been giving our drum students top notch private instruction and now we’re excited to present him as a Full Set Performance Clinician. You’ll see why Zildjian & Pearl choose him as an Endorser when he serves up this clinic on Oct 17th
Check out Matt on MySpace

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Our email customers will TODAY receive an ENTRY COUPON
for our drawing to WIN a


Solo Acts or Bands may enter, One entry per person. No Purchase Necessary.

DRAWING DATE: Thurs, Oct 30 8PM

The WINNING ACT will have the choice of recording privately in a closed session or with a live audience of up to 50 of their friends. Rick's Music will provide the PA System and professional recording services. The Winner will receive full ownership rights of the Master CD plus five free copies for their own personal use. The winner will also be allowed to videotape the session.
It's your private show at Rick's...
Don't have an hour's worth of material? It's your show. Invite your musician friends to join you onstage.. You put the show together..we'll do all the work.

The Winning Act is responsible for upholding copyright laws for all copyrighted material. We reserve the right to refuse recording of obscene material. See store for drawing details. If you haven't signed up for our email Newsletters yet, it's not too late. Go to our website and sign up today. We'll be sending out an Entry Coupon again soon.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Trade UP!

Trade Up, Tax Free!

This weekend only you can trade up, tax free. Bring in your used gear and get credit towards any merchandise in stock!

It's tax-free weekend at Rick's Music. Most purchases are absolutely tax free. It's a great time to get that new instrument you've been thinking about.

Tax Holiday details are subject to Massachusetts law guidelines

Monday, July 21, 2008

Just for Fun- Puzzle#1

Try your luck solving this puzzle of two of our favorite young performers.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


WHO is going to be the Very Special Feature Guest for our July 24th Open Mic???

But we can tell you this... it's BIG!! You won't want to miss this one...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

July 4th Week at Rick's


Thursday, July 3rd - Open for business as usual (from 11-9) but there will be NO OPEN MIC this week. Open Mic will resume the following week.


Saturday, July 5th - SATURDAY SALE EXTRA 10% OFF OUR ALREADY LOW SALE PRICES on all merchandise purchases.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Summer Jam Camp

It's time for "ROCK ON AMERICA" Summer Jam Camp.

It takes more than learning an instrument to be able to play with other musicians. We can help you learn the ropes and have a blast at the same time. SIGN UP NOW for "Rock on America"

Program Description

Students will expand their skills and see what it's like to play in a band in a rock/pop setting. The jam ensemble will consist of students on guitars, bass, keyboard, drums, percussion, horns, and vocals. Led by experienced teachers from Rick's, students will learn how to connect successfully with other musicians. This course will meet two hours per week and will run for 8 weeks straight in our "Studio B," which will be equipped with amplifiers, a keyboard, a drumset and percussion instruments. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to show what they have learned by performing LIVE for friends and family!

CLASS DAYS: Wednesdays, from June 25 thur Aug 20
SESSION TIMES*: 10-noon, noon-2, 2-4

AUDITION DAY: Sunday, June 22 NOON

*Teachers will audition applicants to determine the best ensemble group & timeslot for you. They'll consider your interests/skill level and schedule availability.

Applications for Rock On America - Summer Jam Camp are at the Lesson Desk. Fill one out NOW to reserve your spot!

Louis LoCicero leads a jam.

and Jon Francis is ready to help you rock out.


~ Learning and rehearsing songs~ How to combine and work with different instruments and players~ Reading simple chord symbols and charts~ How to work out arrangements and improvising on songs~ How to run an organized rehearsal and a successful band.

"Rock on America"

Friday, June 13, 2008

Celebrity Surprise at Open Mic

We never know who will show up at our Open Mic!

At last night's open mic we were surprised by the unbelieveable talent of Tony DeBlois who is both autistic and blind. He is a savant who is musically gifted and a Berklee College grad. Not just a grad, mind you, he finished magna cum laude!

There was a movie made about him.. "Journey of the Heart," (starring Sybil Shepard as his mother) and Tony is the subject of more than one book. Visit his website to read about him and see the long list of his accomplishments.
You'll be inspired.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Closed for Memorial Day

We will be closed for the Memorial Day on Monday, May 26.

We honor our veterans and pray for the safety of our active service men & women around the world.


Friday, May 16, 2008

Congrats to Winner, Sarah Borrello!

She WON!!!
After 11 weeks of competition, 17 year old Sarah Borrello took Providence by storm and landed the top prize in the Tazza Songwriting Contest, with the band The Low Anthem earning second place. Competition was fierce with 190 contestents, who proved that there are some really great songwriters in our area.
Last Sunday night the three remaining acts were invited to each play a half hour of their best original music. Sarah was the only solo performer left in the competition. But when Sarah was onstage, she captured everyone's attention and showed her superb songwriting ability delivered with POW! The place exploded in applause, whoops and whistles when they announced Sarah as the winner. There was a strong Rick's Music World contingent there all yelling the loudest, I'm sure! We couldn't be more proud of Sarah, who began her music career on our Open Mic stage barely three years ago.
Sarah won $2,000 plus one of her songs will be in a Michael Carrente movie! Michael was so impressed with the top three acts, he promised all of them a place in one of his movies. This was a wonderful opportunity for all of the performers to gain exposure and make contacts. And many of the talented songwriters who made it into the second half of the competition have performed on our stage, including Mia Boostrom, Matt Borrello, John Botelho, US Sam, Vic Witherspoon, and Tom Beaulieu... Mia & Matt, like Sarah, starting their music careers there.
We congratulate all of you for the great variety of original music you've given us and for your fabulous performances at Tazza! Check out Sarah's new song, "Unhinged" at www. It's unbelieveable! GO SARAH!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

What's new at Rick's Music?

Just in! I know some of you have been waiting for these. They're finally here...

Alesis DM5 Pro Kit -electronic 5-pc drum kit. Have complete control of your sound & volume for only $599.