Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MUSIC CLASSES -Still room left in our Fall Classes!


There's still room left in our Fall Music Classes.
(click the class titles for class details)

Intro to Guitar - 4 SPOTS LEFT!
For ages 8-12
We need a couple more kids to sign up before we can get this class rocking!  How about you!?

Classic Rock Guitar - 2 SPOTS LEFT!
Explore the techniques, influences and unique features of the great classic rockers.  This class starts Sunday, Oct 31st.  3-4pm

Fall Jam Camp - 2 SPOTS LEFT in Monday 6-8pm Band
We've got a great band started, ages 12-14 (Level: Advanced Beginner).  This band started on Monday (10/25)  Anyone interested in joining will get a private catch up lesson.  They are looking to add any two of the following:

Rhythm for Rascals (ages 3-5) - 6 SPOTS LEFT!
This class needs a few more kids to sign up before we can get this class jumping!  Please spread the word!  Great introduction to the joy of music making. 

Intro to Guitar Class - Ages 8-12 starts Oct 24th!

Intro to Guitar   Ages 8-12
Sundays    noon-1pm       Cost $100

Learn the fundamentals of guitar playing in a small group setting.  Students will enjoy learning tips to help them play music faster and develop good techniques to build upon.  Students meet for 1 hour each week.  
Requirements:      Student will need an acoustic guitar during class and for practicing at home.  Teacher-approved student guitars are available for purchase or rental. We also provide a free check up for any student-owned guitar prior to the first day of class.
(5 wks) Sunday noon-1pm  TENTATIVE START DATE 10/31 thru 11-28

Call 508-977-0200 to register!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall Jam Camp! -Placement Auditions Sat, Oct 16 @2pm

More sessions available!
(see bottom of post)
Fall Jam Camp  Ages 12-adult
 4 wks/2-hr Class      Cost $140
Learn how to play in a band!  Musicians who have mastered basic skills on their instrument are matched up with others of similar ability to form a band.  
Each band is coached by professional teachers to learn how to play in coordination with others, how to run a practice session, learn a song, read simple chord symbols and charts, work out arrangements and improvising plus how to run a successful band.
Each band will meet for a 2-hr session once per week.  The Camp will conclude with a Live Jam Camp Concert held in our Cafe.  
 Session now running
Mon. 6:00-8:00 (10/25-11/15)     WANTS 2 MORE PLAYERS!  (Voice, Bass, Piano or Wind) This band consists of ages 12-14, Advanced Beginner level.
Tentative Concert Date:  Sat., 11/20 7pm

More sessions available:
Mon. 3:30-5:30 (Available to start when 4 or more people are interested)

Thurs. 3:30-5:30 (10/28-11/18) (Available to start when 4 or more people are interested

NEW Guitar Class in the Style of..Classic Rock -starts Oct 24

Guitar-In the Style of “Classic Rock”
Sundays 3-4pm      Cost $100
Explore the techniques, influences and unique features of rockers such as Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Angus Young (AC/DC) and other great classic rockers!
Not for beginners...but for all ages. 
(5 wks) Sunday 3-4pm  10/31-11/28

Call or stop in to register today!  508-977-0200

NEW Preschool Music Class -Rhythm for Rascals

Rhythms for Rascals  Ages 3-5
Thursdays at 11am      Cost $80

Developed exclusively at Rick’s Music World, this program will provide you with a variety of musical opportunities for your young child.     
The main focus is to introduce the joy of making music to young people by encompassing many fun activities.  Including singing, rhythmic activities, making of instruments, onstage performing and hands on fun with musical instruments.  
Simple concepts of music making are woven into the activities, as well as reinforcement of social interaction skills such as respecting others, sharing and taking turns and teamwork skills.  Class size limited! Call us to register your preschooler today.  
Phone:  508-977-0200
Thursdays at 11am  45-minute class
(4 wks)  11/11 -12/9 (no class 11/25)  NEW START DATE!6 SPOTS LEFT IN THIS CLASS!  

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Phil Ochs Song Night -Oct. 24, 2010

Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010
7pm  (doors open 6:30)

Tickets $20 ($15 for Rick’s Music Students)   NEW!  BUY TICKETS ONLINE

FEATURING!! Greg Greenway, Kim and Reggie Harris, John Flynn, David Roth, Magpie and Pat Wictor

A night of music celebrating the music of Songwriter, Phil Ochs, plus original material of this incredibly talented line-up of performers!  Hosted by Sonny Ochs.



Greg Greenway

John Flynn

Pat Wictor

Kim & Reggie Harris

David Roth


Don't Miss this Show!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Phil Ochs Song Night Performer -Short Bios

This outstanding line up of consummate musicians & storytellers will pay homage to the music of Phil Ochs, plus share their original music with us on Sunday, October 24, 2010. Hosted by Sonny Ochs Get concert details at:  http://ricksmusic.blogspot.com/2010/09/phil-ochs-song-night-oct-24-2010.html

John Flynn http://www.johnflynn.net/
John Flynn sings powerful songs of humanity and hope deeply rooted in the traditions of Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs. John paints vivid, lasting images with words and music, drawn from a palette of awareness, compassion, irony, and humor.
A socially driven singer/songwriter not afraid of writing about the shadows, John allows us the space to come to our own conclusions. His songs speak to our common shared humanity. Thank-you notes left on his websites come from both soldiers and anti-war advocates.

Greg Greenway http://www.greggreenway.com/
Beneath the radar of the corporate music world there are gems to be found. Greg Greenway is a multi-faceted one. A rare combination of instrumental expertise, a soulful and moving singer, powerful poet, and sparkling entertainer, Greenway is one of those difficult-to-categorize performers who have found a home in the modern acoustic genre.

Musically, he draws inspiration from all over the map--gospel, rock, blues, Jazz, and world music. But his center is in the singer/songwriter tradition that traces it roots all the way back to the social awareness of Woody Guthrie. His central appeal is that it all comes through the singular lens of Greenway's humanity and his easy affinity for the audience.
Magpie  http://www.magpiemusic.com/
Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner began to play music together in Kent, Ohio in September of 1973.

Greg began to play music in the early sixties as a direct result of the Civil Rights Movement. His father worked for the National Urban League, and members of the family became involved in local action in the Movement. Terry also began singing at that time, and spent many of her childhood summers with her mother's family in the deep south where she witnessed the cruelty of racism and the power of the Movement.

She also was a witness to the shootings at Kent State on May 4th, 1970 when National Guard troops fired into a group of students protesting the war in Vietnam. Terry and Greg continue to reflect these experiences in their own work as they frequently raise their voices in support of the ongoing struggles for civil rights, freedom, justice, and peace.

The powerful blending of their impressive voices are a treat for the ear. Add to that their instrumental talents, Terry on harmonica, mandolin, fretted dulcimer and rhythm guitar, and Greg is an outstanding fingerstyle guitarist. His playing is the solid basis of Magpie's sound, providing whatever is called for, whether it be a hard-driving rhythm, or a ringing lyrical beauty.

Kim & Reggie Harris  http://www.kimandreggie.com/
Consummate musicians and storytellers, Kim and Reggie Harris combine a strong folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock, jazz and pop music. They write, record and produce music as a means to promote creativity, education, social responsibility and understanding in the world community.

As a result of their CDs "Steal Away" and Get On Board" (Appleseed Recordings) and materials developed in their work with the Kennedy Center, Kim and Reggie have earned wide acclaimed for their contributions to the resources and knowledge base - in historical and educational circles - on the Underground Railroad and the modern civil rights movement.

Creative curiosity, years of road and stage experience and interactions with performers such as Pete Seeger, Ysaye Barnwell, Jay Leno, Tom Paxton, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Harry Belafonte and others, has led them to produce music that entertains and inspires.

David Roth  http://www.davidrothmusic.com/
David Roth strikes many chords, hearts and minds with his unique songs, offbeat observations, moving stories, sense of the hilarious and powerful singing and subject matter. Not many songwriters can say their music took a trip on the Space Shuttle. But David can.

His song, "Rocket Science" went up on the Space Shuttle Atlantis's May 2009 mission to repair the Hubble Telescope. While others have found their way to Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the Kennedy Center, Peter, Paul, & Mary concerts, NASA’s Goddard Space Center.

Pat Wictor  http://www.patwictor.com/
Steeped in American "roots" music, Pat Wictor is a contemporary songwriter and interpreter drawing on the rural country, gospel, and blues traditions of our nation.

"Pat Wictor is a phenomenal lap-slide guitarist and songwriter as well as an interpreter of others' music. His lyrics are intelligent and compelling, his stage presence commanding." -Mike Space, Artistic Director, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem, PA

An American by birth, Pat was raised outside of the United States until his teenage years, living in Venezuela, Holland, Norway, and England. This time abroad gave him an unusually deep awareness of being a resident of a country while also a world citizen.

Pat views his life and his music as a journey, populated with an ever-shifting landscape of people, places and emotions. It is a journey he is eager to share with others, knowing that it is the experiences along the way, not the arrival, that initiate the most profound changes.

Andy and Judy (Acoustic Duo)-Open Mic Feature 10-21-10


Andy and Judy: An acoustic duo playing guitar, piano and harmonica

Andy Daigle and Judy Neveu live in Bridgewater and have been singing together for about a year and a half. It’s a duo built upon common ground. Each draw from a wealth of experience they received while singing with various choruses and choirs throughout their lives.

Their performances are highlighted by the quality of their vocal work, each individually and joined together with beautiful harmonies. They perform songs from Tricia Yearwood, John Denver, John Prine, James Taylor, Peter Paul and Mary, Simon and Garfunkle and many other folk and country artists.

Both New England natives, Judy is originally from Taunton where she was introduced to folk music at an early age through her mom’s Neil Diamond and Peter, Paul and Mary records. Andy was born in Maine into a musical family. He spent most of his youth in upstate New York where he grew up listening to folk and church music while traveling with his family before eventually settling in Malden.
Interestingly enough, Judy is related to Fred Pike, the man credited with bringing Bluegrass to the state of Maine. Although Judy prefers listening to 80’s rock bands, she hasn’t quite convinced Andy to adapt some of those songs into their repertoire.

They’ve promised all new material for their feature this Thursday, save for one very special song. We’ll have to wait and see what surprise might be in store.  Open Mic starts at 7pm, Performer signup is at 6:30. $3 admission.

About Phil Ochs

Phillip David Ochs
(December 19, 1940 – April 9, 1976) was an American protest singer (or, as he preferred, a topical singer) and songwriter who was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and alliterative lyrics and haunting voice.

Most of Phil Ochs' music touches on some of the most difficult issues, raising important social and political questions, his music heard at anti-Vietnam War and civil rights rallies, student events and organized labor events.

A contributor to the booming Greenwich Village folk music scene, in 1964, Phil released his first record and, within two years had enough success to play to a sold out crowd at Carnegie Hall. He wrote over a hundred songs mostly in the 1960s and released eight albums in his lifetime.

He travelled the world, but while in Tanzania, he was mugged and lost the top three notes of his vocal range. This event seemed to send him on a downward spiral. His last years were troubled ones. He suffered from manic depression plus an affinity for the bottle. Sadly, he took his live on April 9, 1976 at the age of 35.

As a tribute to the great many people his music has influenced, tribute concerts were begun in his memory and continue today.

Currently his sister, Sonny Ochs, is the host of "Phil Ochs Song Nights," a national tour which features an outstanding line-up of well-respected socially-conscious singer/songwriters.  Sonny Ochs will present the Phil Ochs Song Night at Rick's Music World in Raynham, MA on Sunday, October 24 at 7pm.  Rick Santos, owner of Rick's Music, said, "I'm definitely honored and just thrilled at this opportunity to bring this outstanding night of musical enrichment and historically significant music and storytelling to the Southeastern Massachusetts community."  More information about the show and the performers can be found at http://ricksmusic.blogspot.com/2010/09/phil-ochs-song-night-oct-24-2010.html

Tickets are $20  and can be purchased online at http://www.ricksmusiconline.com/