Squeezing 125 tunes into one CD was not possible, so I enlisted the help of some true music lovers that had not heard of any of the artists before to be a "Focus Group" , they voted and the final results are a Compilation Rikks Rekkords is honored to put out. The artists range in sound and style from true country to Straight forward Rock n' Roll. This is a first installation into what I hope will become a regular project to try and help artists get recognized on a broader scale.
All Artists that are featured on this or upcoming compilations have been reviewed by Rikks Revues first, and not be associated with a major record label. I know you are thinking there are a lot of compilations out there, but I truly feel this comp. is an honest representation of some very noteworthy Indie Music. The other factor here is that a lot of the compilations offered to artists in the music world want the artists to PAY to be on their CD. Rikks Rekkords is taking an altogether different approach, not only is Rikks Rekkords going to PAY THE ARTISTS for each copy that will be sold as well as giving a share of the profits to the Children's Wish Foundation.
Help out starving artists and a Favorite charity all at once! From the roots country sound of Kate Campbell (Nashville) and Gregg Gorman (Texas). The Texas country sounds of Luke Olson and Aaron Watson. Incredible modern country sound of Billy Hurst (Nashville), accoustic music from Thomas Patrick (Connecticut) and Cesca (The Big Apple)! Hey the Rock is here with the up-tempo rock and roll of Crimson Rain (Ohio), roots-rock sound of The Dharma Bomb (Florida) and modern rock from the hreat white North of Canada with Ariel's Worm!
Each song on this disc is an original and tremendous sound quality. Rikks Revues and Rikks Rekkords is happy and honored to have twelve of the top Indie sounds of 2003 all on one incredible compilation. A great sampler of Indie music for your ears, and fourteen of the most incredible artists and bands around today to bring it to you! This is a no-brainer, don't miss out, and I will see you on volume 2! - If ya like it, don't forget to add your comments below!! Let's pass on the true feel of indie music to our friends, spread the word!
- Rikk Matheson
Check out the artist's website:
1. Twang On A Wire - Kate Campbell
2. Shut Up And Dance - Aaron Watson
3. Hemingway's Own Gypsy - Gregg Gorman
4. Old Mine's Road - Luke Olson
5. Pictures - Billy Hurst
6. I Believe - Thomas Patrick
7. My Heaven - Laurie McClain
8. Islington Road - Cesca
9. 4th of July - Mitch Webb and The Swindles
10. No Roof But Heaven - The Dharma Bomb
11. Bravedancing - Rachel Sage
12. You Never Closed Your Eyes - Crimson Rain
13. I've Learned - Dean Strickland
14. Waiting For The Sun - Ariel's Worm