Rick's Story

Those of you from around Madison may know Rick Leigh ("Lee") as a musician who played with multiple bands over the years: he started playing Frat parties on Langdon Street with great 60's rockers like Steve Miller, Boz Skaggs, Tim Davis, Curley Cook and Jim Peterman (all members of the original Steve Miller Band).  Rick  played Glen and Ann's before it became The Nitty Gritty - with the amazing Al Craven (aka The White Raven from Dr. Bop and The Headliners), and with guitarist Jack Lee (of the Oz Power Trio). Rick moved away and into a business career, but stayed involved in music, as a guitarist, promoter, booking agent, and sometimes as just a fan. A few years ago he started an acoustic blues band around the voice of Andrea Carter; Andrea has since moved on to Austin, Texas. 

Currently Rick is producing and promoting exciting shows at The Brink Lounge as Live At Rick's.  Rick works with Elizabeth Brink and staff to produce intimate listening room performances. Recent shows include the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, Tommy Harkenrider with The Memphis Kings, Danika Holmes with Jeb Hart, and Listening Party Band.  In 2015, Live At Rick's hosted The Jimmys' fantastic blues band, with local pros Darren Sterud, Al Falaschi, Pauli Ryan, and others. He also secured the best Hammond B3 player on the planet - Tony Monaco - for a couple of great shows that included guitarists Fareed Haque and Louka Patenaude, plus drummers Greg Fundis and Rodrigo Villanueva.  Additionally, Rick has hosted some terrific shows with the Mark Croft Band, with fiddle great Jon Vriesacker, bassist Matt Rodgers, and guitarist Dan Kennedy.

In addition to producing shows at The Brink, Rick acts as singer-songwriter Mark Croft's business manager.  Rick further serves as music industry talent-buyer and booking agent.

Today, as music promoter/producer of Live At Rick's, the goal is to bring fine performers to a local "listening room" setting that adults of all ages can enjoy. Rick hopes you will support this effort and come out to his Live At Rick's shows.  Sign up for his email list for the latest on what's coming up at Live At Rick's, and for news about some of his favorite local groups.  Return to the Events & Tickets page for details about upcoming events. LIKE US on Facebook.

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