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!

Immediately available for order from Root River Music, this heartfelt collection of some of Rick’s favorites features familiar and new original pieces on the diatonic autoharp, voice and guitar.  Enjoy acoustic folk music that will tug at your heart and tickle your funny bone.

Also released is a new collaborative album, “Chasing Sunshine“, featuring acoustic pieces by Rick Fitzgerald 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!

May 2019

Coming this summer in 2019, Rick’s eagerly awaited third album has been recorded/mixed/mastered and is currently in the CD production stage.  Also recorded and due for release this summer is a collaborative album featuring pieces by Rick Fitzgerald along with fellow artists Maggie Dodd and Michael Poole.

In June, Rick will be a Featured Performer at the 2019 Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering.  In July, Rick will be the Featured Performer at the Open Mic Stage at the Woodstock Folk Festival.

October 29, 2012

Rick Fitzgerald’s second album, “Crossing the Water,” has been released!  Enjoy acoustic folk music that will tug at your heart and tickle your funny bone. Contemporary and traditional tunes, songs and ballads featuring the diatonic autoharp, voice and guitar.

June 26, 2009

Rick Fitzgerald won the 19th annual Mountain Laurel Autoharp Championship in Newport, PA. The prestigious MLAG championship is held in conjunction with the Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering and is open to autoharp players from all around the world.

  • 1st Place: Rick Fitzgerald – WI
  • 2nd Place: Michael Poole – SC
  • 3rd Place: Doug Pratt – NC (2006 International Autoharp Champion)
  • Finalist: Cindy Harris – PA (2008 MLAG, 2nd Place)
  • Finalist: Drew Smith – NJ (2007/1997 MLAG Champion and 1984 International Autoharp Champion)

April 22, 2009

Rick Fitzgerald was the first runner-up in the Coffee House Mid-Winter talent competition! A winner’s showcase concert will be held May 9th at 8pm at The Coffee House and will feature contest winner Chris Drobka, Rick Fitzgerald, and Cheryl Banks.

April 21, 2009

The song, “Hooray for the Denis Sullivan,” was recently featured on the Simply Folk radio program. Thank you to those wonderful folks who called or wrote-in to Simply Folk with their requests! If you have a favorite song that you would like to hear on the program, head over to to make your request!

April 20, 2009

Rick Fitzgerald’s debut album, “Living Up to a Dream,” is now available! You can order online, hear clips of all the songs, and read reviews of the album.

March 5, 2009

New show announced! Come see Rick Fitzgerald at Coffee House – West on Saturday, March 14th. Show starts at 7:30pm, arrive early for good seats!

October 20, 2008

Rick Fitzgerald – “Living Up to a Dream” released!

This long-awaited debut release features an inspiring collection of contemporary and traditional folk songs on guitar and autoharp.