Rick started out his musical career in his school band and with his family in the Tri-County Travelers playing square dances. Honing his skills by playing shows with the likes of Ralph Stanley, Melvin Goins, Larry Sparks, the Goins Brothers, Rarely Herd, and spending 20 years as bass player/tenor singer with the Hart Brothers, and most recently with Buck and Company, has proven Rick to be one of the most professional players out there.