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Rick Drevet

A musician and songwriter, the love of music got hold of Rick Drevet and never let go. He was blessed to meet and play with many extraordinary talents. Writing is his main passion. He has earned Cubase & Waves Certifications and is a Song of The Year Nominee 2021 at the Josie Music Awards. Rick grew up in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

Playing guitar since age 10 when his mother bought his 1st guitar off the discount rack for $10. “Pretty sure that guitar neck was converted to an axe handle.” Playing with friends in high school and soon after joining the east Tennessee band Zachery Bow. Rick laid a solid Rock foundation. Rick moved back to Nashville to form Stiff Kitty, an all-original Rock/Metal group. From there, Rick moved to Florida, where he joined Audio Vault. After taking several years out of music, Rick built and eventually sold Planet Ear Candy studios in St. Charles, MO.

Rick lists Hendrix, Vinnie Moore, Robben Ford, Gary Moore, John Sykes, Alvin Lee, Allman Brothers, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd as some of his main influences. Having shared the stage with EZO, Enuff Z Nuff, Badlands, Jake E Lee, Dokken, Cinderella and Sebastian Bach, Rick has gained a great appreciation for putting feeling into notes. Rick loves to connect with a crowd and seeks to be known as a good writer and decent musician. He describes himself as a “Never satisfied tone junkie.”

For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!

Guitars, Melody, Message

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.

Songwriting, recording and performing. In that order. I loose track of time in the creative process. Once created, connecting with fans is imperative to complete the cycle for me.

Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?

Like being immersed in a world of possibility. From exhilarating highs to crushing reality, staying committed to producing the best music I can.

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?

Family time and travel.

Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?

Joe Bonamassa, Robben Ford, Pete Thorne. They have mastered the guitar to a point where they are technical monsters but focus on melody showing flashes of fretboard gymnastics within the greater whole of catchy hooks and memorable melodies.

Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?

Forever Home. At first listen, it comes across as a purely patriotic song. There are many Forever homes with different meaning that I was writing about. One being my parents house. That's where I grew up, made my first friends, met my first love, learned about life. My home with my wife an children, continuous blessing that will always be my Forever Home. Then there is the Forever Home of the cemetery plot.

Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?

Yes, I have the music written for 6 more songs and I'm work in the lyrics now. Hope to have 6 to 10 more next year.

Tell us where fans can access your music.

Listen on Spotify!


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