Monday, January 31, 2011

We're counting Inventory Feb 1, 2011

Our Retail Store will be closed while our staff counts Inventory on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. 

Lessons will go on as usual and Allissa will be at the Lesson Desk to process your February tuition payments via cash or check. 

Students, please knock if we do not see you at the door.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Open Mic canceled for tonight

Due to the crazy weather conditions, (and I'm sure everyone is exhausted from shoveling) we will be canceling the Rick's Music Open Mic tonight. However, Tom's Song Circle will go on as scheduled for tommorrow night (Friday) at 6:30pm.

Regular Music Lessons today will go on as scheduled today.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011



Thanks go to all of our students, customers and Open Mic'ers who donated so generously!!

We reached our goal of 200 lbs of food for the Raynham food bank!  (see their note)

We are still collecting monetary donations to reach our goal of $250 for Taunton's soup kitchen, Our Daily Bread.   We're almost there! 
There's a canister at the Cafe if you can help.

Nana Schwartzlose - Open Mic Feature Jan. 18, 2011

CORRECTION:  Event Date is Thursday, Jan. 20th

We're excited to bring you some international flavor this month!

Nana Schwartzlose is a singer/songwriter and all-around musician from Denmark, brought to our attention by the talented Patti DeRosa. 

In 2010 she released her latest cd "Notes to Remember" on the American Label. At home in Denmark, Nana performs solo as well as with several bands in live performances, on TV, and in studio recordings. She also teaches music. Nana loves to visit U.S. and tries to come as frequently as she can. 

Check her out at:

We also found a nice video on Youtube:

ABOUT OPEN MIC:  Open Mic performer sign up is at 6:30, the show starts at 7.  Admission is $3 per person.   Get more info about open mic at:

Tom's Song Circle - Schedule!

Hosted by our official ambassador, the multi-talented, fun lovin' Tom Irving! 

Our song circle is a great way to get used to playing in front of others without taking the stage at open mic.  The fun starts at 6:30 and goes til about 10:30-11:00.  All skill levels, original or covers and as casual as can be.  Come Play!   $3 cover charge   
Questions?  Email Tom at

Friday, Jan. 28th
Friday, Feb 11th
Friday, Feb 25th

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Jim Johnson

We are sad to share this news with you.  Our teacher, Jim Johnson, lost his battle with cancer and passed away yesterday morning.

Jim was a kind and gentle soul who cared extensively about his students.  He took great pleasure in watching them develop their musical skills under his guidance and told us, just two weeks ago, that they were an important part of his legacy.  Jim has been with us almost 10 years.  He will be sadly missed.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Storm Closing -for Wed, Jan 12, 2011

Rick's Music World will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 12 due to the severity of the forcasted snow storm

All lessons are cancelled.  Stay home and stay safe!  Please check with the Lesson Coordinator if you would like to make up the lesson. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Matt Borrello CD Release Show - Jan. 8, 2011 6:30pm

The long-awaited CD Release Party is about to begin!!   Join Matt for free appetizers starting at 6:30.  Show starts about 7:15.  Admission is $10

Reservations recommended!
Matt first stepped onto our Open Mic stage to perform at age 14.  Little did we know then that he would become the incredible talent he is today and a guitar teacher here at Rick's.

His passionate pursuit of creating great music has paid off in spades as he's one of the most active working young artists performing on the regional circuit.  His songwriting received recognition early on, when he won the Crowd Pleaser Award and came in second place in the youth division at the Boston Folk Festival in 2008.  He's been writing ever since, but perfectionist that he is, his long-awaited debut CD, "Don't Turn Around" was recorded at Dirt Floor Recording Studio in Connecticut on some great vintage analogue gear.  Matt would love to tell you all about it.

He's quick to confess that he's an analogue guy in a digital world and proud of it.
Matt is a devoted student of music history both at Northeastern University and on his own time, collecting and studying the folk music styles of the past, an old soul filled with talent absorbed from immersing himself (since the womb) in the great music of folk legends Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Johnny Cash and Tom Petty. His passion for traditional country, acoustic blues and early rock and roll is engaged into his own original work. Matt has opened shows for well known local and national musicians such as John Flynn, Michael Troy, Rick Fetters, Don White and Kevin So.  This show, however, is all Matt! 

Check out Matt at: