Hushabye nearly complete!


 I'm happy to report that Hushabye is nearing the finish line!

After four months in production & over 250 hours in my home studio, Hushabye contains 11 of my most beautiful songs. And yes, this is my first album designed specifically to put the listener to sleep! I describe it as "gentle sleep music for little (& big) ones."

The precious cover shot of a little girl peacefully sleeping inspired every song, but Hushabye was produced with the intention that all ages will enjoy the music. The songs are gently melodicenhanced by a tapestry of piano, strings, flute, angelic voices & synthesizer pads. 

As with all my albums, I hope the listener will find a place of quiet rest in the music of Hushabye. Official release date is June 1 - we'll keep you posted.


Half Moon Bay nominated for Album of Year & Best New Age Album!


I received word today that Half Moon Bay has been nominated as Album of the Year AND Best New Age Album in the 2018 One World Music Awards! One of my favorite groups, the iconic 2002, was also nominated in both categories - I'm incredibly honored to be in such company. Award winners will be announced Sunday, June 9th.

I enjoyed every minute of producing Half Moon Bay last summer - the 10 songs represent some of my very best work. The concept for the album was inspired by the musical legacy of the great Brian Wilson - it wouldn't have happened without you, Brian. :)

My special thanks to Steve & Chrissie Sheppard of OWMR for playing & supporting my music. OWMR is Europe's largest online radio station in the genres covered, including contemporary instrumental, neo-classical, ambient, solo piano, acoustic guitar and many others.


Most of all, I'm thankful for the continuing inspiration I receive from the Master Musician, my Lord Jesus - you fill my life with song.


Half Moon Bay still strong on OWMR Top-100 album chart!


LATEST CHART REPORT: Happy to report that Half Moon Bay is showing staying power in its 5th month on OWMR's (One World Music Radio) Top-100 Album Chart! We just missed the top-20 on January's chart, after peaking at #7 in November.

Heartfelt thanks to Steve & Chrissie Sheppard at OWMR for their marvelous support of my music. OWMR is Europe's #1 radio station for the genres covered, including contemporary instrumental, solo piano, chill and many others.


Half Moon Bay qualifies in 2 categories for ZMR Awards!


So happy to report that Half Moon Bay has qualified in two categories for the 2018 ZMR Music Awards!

For the 2nd year in a row, our high ZMR world airplay chart position (#4 in September) has qualified us for nomination as Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. We're honored to be included in the judging, as there were so many fine albums released in 2018.

Besides our high chart position, Half Moon Bay garnered great reviews by ZMR & others, so we're hoping for the best! Winners will be announced at the ZMR Music Awards in New Orleans in May. 



We're one of "Kathy's Favorites" for 2018!


We're honored to have Half Moon Bay chosen as one of Kathy Parson's Favorite Albums of 2018. Thanks, Kathy! She wrote that my music "creates feelings of longing and nostalgia while reflecting on the warmth and beauty of past memories. I think I’ve turned into one big puddle, but it sure feels good!" 

Kathy's Favorites 2018


NEW SINGLE: Auld Lang Syne


JUST RELEASED! My arrangement of the beloved Scottish end-of-year classic, featuring the original melody with bits of the more familiar tune as well. 

Available now for digital download from my Music Store & Amazon, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and many more!





Such a nice Christmas gift! The December OWMR Top-100 Album Chart was released today - HALF MOON BAY REMAINS IN THE TOP-10 FOR THE 3RD MONTH IN A ROW! 

A heartfelt "Merry Christmas" to our radio friends in Europe, especially Steve & Chrissie Sheppard at One World Music Radio! OWMR is Europe's #1 radio station for the genres covered.


Rick's 2018 Spotify numbers!


2018 was a year of solid gains in my Spotify audience!

Total fans up 66%. Fan playlist adds up 57%. New fans up 54%. Total followers up 56%. Total streams up 87%! In 2018 we were heard in 842 cities in 44 countries!

MANY THANKS to all our fans who listened to my music this year on Spotify - keep listening in 2019!


Half Moon Bay #7 in Europe!


HALF MOON BAY IS UP 3 PLACES TO #7 ON THE NEW OWMR TOP-100 ALBUM CHART! We're super grateful to Steve & Chrissie Sheppard at One World Music Radio for playing my music! OWMR is Europe's #1 radio station for the genres covered.  


Half Moon Bay at #10 on OWMR Top-100 chart!


Our 2nd great airplay chart report in a weekHalf Moon Bay climbed 70(!) places to #10 on OWMR's Top-100 chart for October! One World Music Radio is Europe's #1 online radio station for the genres covered (including mine). Many thanks to Steve & Chrissie Sheppard of OWMR!

You can listen to Chrissie's Top-100 chart show for October at OWMR October 2018 Chart Show.