Rick’s albums are now available for purchase through PayPal/credit card via the “Buy CD” buttons or by sending a check ($15 per CD) to the following address:

Root River Music, Inc.
PO Box 320077
Franklin, WI 53132

September 14, 2019 – Live on Riverwest Radio

Originally broadcast at 6:30 PM on Riverwest Radio WXRW 104.1 FM Milwaukee on the Sessions with Sandy program where Rick was the musical guest, live and unscripted!  Here’s the link to the interview.


June 4, 2019 – Double Release

Rick’s eagerly awaited third album, “Earth Without Art” has been released!

This heartfelt collection prominently features Rick’s voice, 6 & 12-string guitars and diatonic autoharps.  It is dedicated to the songs and artists that have served as his musical inspiration and features four new original songs that hope to carry that inspiration forward.
Click on the album cover to hear song samples.

Also released is a new collaborative album, “Chasing Sunshine“, featuring acoustic pieces by Rick along with fellow artists Maggie Dodd and Michael Poole.  Enjoy the warm harmonies and thoughtful song selections performed by this trio of accomplished musicians in their debut release! Here’s the link to a review from Autoharp Quarterly.
Click on the album cover to hear song samples.


This album, “Crossing The Water“, is a balance of fine instrumental tunes and songs with rich vocals.  It is Rick’s second and most autoharp-centric album, featuring two of his signature autoharp instrumentals from the Mountain Laurel Autoharp championship: “Calypso” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky”.
Click on the album cover to hear song samples.


Rick’s debut CD, “Living Up To A Dream“, is an entertaining mix of songs ranging from the whimsical, to the romantic, tragic, and the inspirational.  It features four of Rick’s original songs, including “Hooray for the Denis Sullivan,” a true story of adventure aboard Wisconsin’s own tall ship, and “It’s Up to You (Living Up to Your Dreams),” guaranteed to lift you up.
Click on the album cover to hear song samples.