BlueRick is the performing name of Rick Solomon. Born in 1945, he comes from a musical background and has played and sung since childhood, first performing on the Horne and Hardart’s Children’s Hour on TV in the very early 1950s at the age of 4-5 years.
As a teenager Rick started playing in bands, and, though underage, played local bars in the Bayside area. While in college, at St. John’s University, he briefly performed with the Brooklyn Bridge, substituting for a sick band member. Rick continued playing in several local cover bands over the years as well as doing commercial spots. He later fronted a Long Island blues band called Smoking Guns until they broke up in the mid 90s and more recently was associated with the Bobby Kyle Blues Band.
BlueRick has been a featured solo performer at guitar shows, expos, and street fairs in the local NYC metropolitan area. He has headlined in clubs all along the North and Southeast coast as well as Toronto, Canada.
A multi-instrumentalist, Rick often performs as a solo acoustic act, though he also has fronted many local bands and he is an ‘on call’ studio musician.
Currently, Rick owns and maintains his own website: www.bluerick.com. In addition his videos can be viewed on youtube. His music can be purchased on all major music distribution sites.
These days Rick writes, composes, performs, records, and markets his own original style of Blues, Country, Country-Pop, Rock, and Reggae from his home studio, BaysideBlue Recording Studio in Bayside, N.Y. where he has recorded two albums and is at work on his third. He is also active as a live performer.
In addition Rick is working on a Novel entitled ‘Promised Land’
1. BlueRick – Puttin’ Miles in Between
2. BlueRick – Someone Else https://youtu.be/6XlJdrGnJCQ
3. BlueRick – METH HEAD https://youtu.be/1gZ_jKv0Ai8
4. BlueRick – Hand Full of Quarters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C74Zq-U0g9w
5. BlueRick – Mary’s Lamb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgPbx5VFXXk
6. BlueRick – Steady Rollin’ https://soundcloud.com/bluerick/bluerick-steady-rollin
Where are you based?
Bayside, New York
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been making music since age 4
What genre would you consider your music to be?
I do mostly blues, but some country.
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
My dad gave me the gift. And Is aw and heard girls screaming over Buddy Holly when I was an early teenager. That was enough for me.
What are your biggest musical influences?
Dylan, the Beatles, Clapton, Albert King, Stevie Ray…and a multitude of others
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
I own my label…BaysideBlue Records
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
theThe pandemic killed all my live gigs and some of my on call studio gigs as well.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
I’ve released 2 albums released thus far, and a third is completed and awaiting release
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
My latest singlle, ‘Puttin’ Miles in Between’ deals with a person who is ‘outside’ everyday society and his feelings about it.
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
There’s always new music in the works at BaysideBlue Records…it’s BLUES u can USE
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