A little more about me.....
HOMETOWN: Born in Johnstown, PA Moved to Ridgway when I was 6 years old, so I consider it my home!
BIRTHDAY: November 4th, 19---uh, something or other.
FAVORITE FOOD: I really love seafood! Scallops. Swordfish. Orange Roughy. Red Snapper. All grilled! Seafood buffetanyone?!!
FAVORITE ARTISTS: I have to admit I prefer classic country to most of the newer stuff. Willie, Waylon, Johnny Cash, Ray Price, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline are my favorites. Merle Haggard has the best country singing voice I've ever heard!! My favorite contemporary artists are George Strait (seen him 14 times!!!!), Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Reba. Bluegrass and Western Swing, too. Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Bob Wills, Asleep at the Wheel. I spend A LOT of time listening to music. I have an affinity for Alt Country, too! There is a ton of great country music that never makes the radio. I've seen Lucinda Williams,John Prine, Ryan Adams, Brandi Carlile, Hayes Carll, Chris Knight, Junior Brown and whole lot more. Give me a great singer/songwriter with a guitar!
SOMETHING YOUD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT ME: I'm really much taller that I appear to be on the radio! :)
FAVORITE THINGS TO DO: My two biggest passions are baseball and live music. I've been to more baseball games than I've had hot meals over the last 15 years.
I especially love the minor leagues. I've seen minor league games from Lansing, Mi to St. Catherine's, Ontario to Columbia, SC to Las Vegas--and just about everywhere in between. When I can't get to a game I spend all my time (and money!!) going to live shows. I can't resist anything from a big arena show to a
little country bar with with a grizzled singer and an acoustic guitar in the corner.
FAVORITE PRO TEAMS:Sorry Bucco fans. I like the Pirates, but my team is the CLEVELAND INDIANS!!. I manage to get out to see them about a dozen times a year. More in a good year. Go Tribe!!!! How about a Bucs-Tribe World Series?
FAVORITE THING ABOUT HOUND COUNTRY: I've lived here most of my life. I love the countryside and the all the beautiful HOUND people. ;)
I'd rather be a fencepost in Hound County than the king of anywhere else.
You can email me, rick(at)houndcountry.com
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