Concert – Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes: ROOTS & GROOVES Album Release


Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm


Char's Landing

4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni

Contact: 778-421-2427

Sat, Oct 21st, 8-10pm, Concert – Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes: ROOTS & GROOVES Album Release

Forty years apart in age, self-taught dulcimer player and classically trained pianist blur all boundaries in a smorgasbord of folk, blues and soul. In a word, they cook!  What do you get when you combine an infamous roots artist with a rising jazz star, seasoned expertise and youthful exuberance, old school groove with Broadway chops?  ROOTS & GROOVES is a multi genre conversation across the generations spiced with improvisation, innovation and humour.  

At 27, Nico Rhodes is in constant demand as a musical director for long run stage shows when not touring with chanteuse Joelle Rabu. “Nico Rhodes is astonishing, you have to hear and see him caress, cajole and at times almost punish the piano. Breathtakingly fresh sounds and style radiate from this young musician.” 

Since pioneering rogue folk with iconic BC trio Pied Pumkin, Rick Scott has performed in nine countries and released 19 recordings honoured with 3 Juno nominations, WCMA and Canadian Folk Music Awards.  “Rick Scott is an enchanter, an alchemist creating gold out of dross with music as his catalyst. He uses every fibre of his being to translate private experience into shared experience.

Rick says, “Nico Rhodes is on fire. At his age I was touring far and wide with Pied Pumkin and this harkens back to that unfettered creativity. It’s thrilling to play some of my earliest tunes reinvigorated and reimagined by Nico’s originality and brilliance.”

Nico says, “My childhood playlist was Beethoven, Piaf, Oscar Peterson and Rick Scott. I wrote Rick a fan letter when I was 8 and when I was 23 he hired me to orchestrate his music for Symphony. The guy oozes groove, we shake each other up and the audience gets to come along for the good times. Playing with Rick is the most fun I’ve ever had on stage and a childhood dream come true.”

ROOTS & GROOVES was recorded live from the floor in a single day at Mountain View Studios, Nanaimo. Produced by Valley Hennell. Recorded & mixed by Rick Salt. All songs written by Rick Scott except ‘The Mystery’ by Max Ochs.

More info & tour details

Video Link: Recording THE MYSTERY

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