Ric J. Edmiston: A brief bio: Starting in the late 70's, Ric was playing on the street and recording in Toronto and then in Maine without any real clue as to what he was doing. The 80's found him recording a song with the group "Schooner Fare" on Outer Green Records ("But Were I Born A Sailor" on the album (now CD) "Closer to The Wind") and studying music at The University of Maine and at the Berklee Collage of Music in Boston, to no avail. He finally released a CD in 1992 that was a mix of original folk and jazz tunes on Outer Green Records. ("Lackee's Magnito: S.O.X.O.") He also recorded several tunes with the late Tom Rowe on Rowe's solo effort "Whistlin' Up A Storm". (On Outer Green Records) He recorded a new CD in 2001 in Tallahassee, Florida, on his own label "Bongseye Music". After going to Italy for the winter, conceiving and having a baby with his wife of 16 years, and waiting until the time was "just right", he released it ("Good Grief") officially, in 2004. Ric has been described as "guitar wizard", "finger picking madman" and a lot of words not suitable to print. Little of this is true, but that is how he has been described. From Carrie Hamby of Singing Biscuit Here's what I know about Ric Edmiston: '.....Folk Music Gone Awry - the subtitle on his web site says it all. Ric's 'Broke Down Blues' was chosen by the musical geniuses Click & Clack for use on their NPR show 'Car Talk.' Tallahasseeans can consider ourselves well represented! Tallahassee Democrat music reviewer Kati Schardl writes about Ric's CD 'Good Grief': 'Edmiston is one heck of a guitarist, and he puts his fingers to good use on this CD ...his deft, expressive picking rings true throughout.' I say Ric has written some of the most beautiful, expressive, and twisted songs ever to come out of our fair city. The fact that he can play finger-style guitar better than anyone else in town doesn't hurt either.' One fan sent a copy of "Good Grief" to friends in London, England, where she reported that "people are doing the monkey shriek in London". Ric could not be more proud. From Outer Green Records: Regarding 'S.O.X.O.' Exposure to jazz and alternative rockers left Ric with a unique fusion finger picking style. His music sparkles with inventive, exciting and unique sounds and defies classification--it is not folk, acoustic, jazz, rock or new age, but rather all of these and more.
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