This engaging performer, with his soft, yet energetic vocal style, has delighted audiences from large concert stages and popular show lounges to intimate coffee house settings. Rick has appeared on show bills with many popular artists including Neil Diamond, Chuck Berry, The Fifth Dimension, Leon Russell, Charlie McLain, Johnny Rodriguez, Procol Harum, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger and Dr. John. He has several television performances to his credit as well as various live radio broadcasts.
Currently available are two CDs of Rickâ€™s original songs. â€œClear Blue Skyâ€ showcases his earlier material with a full band production and the more recent â€œThis Is...â€ features Rick at his acoustic best. He also appears on the oldies collection â€œThe Best Of IMPACT Recordsâ€ and â€Last Night Outâ€, a live archive CD of his legendary 1960s Detroit band, the Wilson Mower Pursuit.
Although Rick also has a great deal of experience as a graphic artist and has co-produced several videos, he always returns to his first loves - making records and performing for his audience. So get ready for a memorable collection of folk songs, rockers and ballads from this talented veteran entertainer, Rick Stahl.
- Endorsements -
â€œRick Stahl is not just a fine songwriter, he's a truly talented interpreter of songs. Old or new, original or cover, each song becomes his own such that the listener feels like they're hearing it again for the first time. He's always musical, always uplifting, and a joy to hear.â€
- Charlie Hall, Musician extraodinaire and member of the band â€œBlack Roseâ€
â€œFor a little deja vu we caught Rick Stahl in the Downtown Room of Birminghamâ€™s Midtown cafe. When he starts playing Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan or his own originals accompanying himself on acoustical guitar in that coffee house setting...you slip back to the times of flower children, â€œrapâ€ sessions and black-light posters.â€
...from Monthly Detroit Magazine
- Steve Gannon, Morning DJ on WNIC radio and writer
â€œRick is a talented performer and songwriter and all around great guy and friend. Rick sings and plays with the ease of a seasoned performer - better yet, he has FIRE and is a pleasure to see and hear. You may sense the influences from Motown but they never override his own unique style. Rick Stahl is very easy to listen to and provides an
enjoyable setting of music. You'll want to hear for yourself - I believe you'll agree!â€
- Dan Kirchner, Guitarist Stylist/Composer
"Tasteful guitar, velvet vocals and passionate delivery are the hallmarks of Rick Stahl's music. He has the rare ability to transfix an audience and draw them into the emotion of the song, whether playing before a crowd of 20 or 2000. Rick's performances are guaranteed to leave you smiling!"
- Hope Grietzer, President of the Black Rose Acoustic Society and Colorado state champion fiddle player
Check out the artist's website:
1. Angel With A Sixstring
2. This Ol' House
3. Sentimental Memories Of You
4. Something I Can Do
5. God Bless The Working Man
6. Janie (Leave Your Heartache In The Dust)
7. Sail On Friendship
8. Summer Vacation
9. Blue Water Lady
10. Jake's Song (I Miss My Daddy)