Rick Droit

 

Rick Droit 5-7-2011

 

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Rick Droit
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Studio Concert - Rick Droit - 5-7-2011 - Opening Set for Nathan McEuen

It's In The Air       Don't Run Away        Learn To Love Again        Dogs Are Good

The Love That You Send       Paul Revere       Rolling My Own        Slow Down

Teal To Baby Blue       Sacrificial Ice Cube        Up A River       Mississippi

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Rick Droit 5-7-2011

 

Biography

 

Rick Droit grew up traveling from a young age, from the old red barns and fishing holes along the Mississippi River basin to the red dirt and Pineywoods of East Texas.
He began singing in Church talent shows and in school plays while working a paper route and helping his folks with chores on the family farm.

 

Raised by his grandparents, he was exposed at an early age to the old time music styles of his Great Grandpa Reno who went to school in Kentucky to play fiddle,
and his folks who played guitar, mandolin and sang.

 

During his college days he started performing solo acoustic shows at local coffee shops, restaurants and clubs around the college town of Carbondale, Illinois.
It would be there that he began to build a cult following and later formed Indian Summer, one of the first Americana bands of the early 90’s and a contemporary of Son Volt and Wilco.
His breakout style and compositions led the Boston Globe and Dirty Linen magazines to attribute Rick Droit as being “influential in helping to create and define the Americana music genre”.

 

In 1996 he moved again from Carbondale to Austin, Texas, and began playing many popular local venues.  The move to Texas was quickly followed by an invite out to
The Kerrville Folk Festival where he created a buzz- even being filmed and broadcast on Germany’s Set 3 TV, followed by a strong European fan base.

 

In 1997 he released his first solo album titled Gyspy Love which sold out during that years festival and the song "Morning in December" stayed in the top ten Americana Music
charts for 72 straight weeks. With his Kerrville fan base ever growing, he was voted by popular demand onto the Threadgill Stage performing for an audience of 700 supportive fans.

 

In 2000 he followed up with his sophomore CD Laughing Like A Banshee and performed on PBS Television and began touring the U.S. The song "Sleepy Hollow"
 remained in the top three position of the Acoustic charts for a solid two years.

 

In 2001 he took some time off to care for his elderly Grandmother, playing few shows or the occasional festival or benefit concert.

 

In 2009, returning to his music, he began recording his third studio CD in Austin, TX. The album entitled Return of the Firehorse has several special guests, including: Sara Hickman,
Mark Hallman (formerly with Carole King), Kristin DeWitt, Christopher Yarrow, Warren Hood, and several others. Due to be released in 2011, this is Rick’s finest quality recording to date with tour to follow.

 

Recently his song “Turning Wild” recorded live at a venue in Austin reached #1 on the Internet Music Charts and remained there for several weeks.

 

A welcome return to the music scene for a prolific and influential songwriter.                

 


Rick Droit 5-7-2011


CONTACT INFO:

HOMETOWN:
 DEADWOOD, TEXAS, USA

WEBSITES:
www.rickdroit.com

EMAIL:
rickdroit@yahoo.com

PHONE:
TBA

BOOKING:
songwriterbooking@yahoo.com

(903) 240-4923

PO 33
Minden, TX 75680

 

 

 

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