Multiple award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Ricky Fitzpatrick has been long hailed as “a Southernized Bob Dylan” and “the next James Taylor” with “a voice as smooth as moonshine”. For more than 20 years, he has crafted simple but “unforgettable songs that coolly straddle the fence between Folk & Country”.
As an endorsing artist for C.F.Martin & Co and Dunlop, Ricky’s musical career has spanned rock, country, jazz, world, folk and Christian genres, with performances everywhere from “Live at the Apollo” to The Bluebird Café.
These days, Ricky’s acoustic guitar work can also be heard amidst Grammy-winning peers on the highly acclaimed “Guitar Meditations Vol. 3” project, from Soulfood Music. And most currently, the forthcoming “Down Home in the Promised Land”, a collection of Rustic, Folk & Irish inspired acoustic guitar instrumentals.
“The new ‘Down Home’ CD is something I’ve been really wanting to do”, he comments. “Instrumentals on the acoustic guitar have always fascinated me, and being able to record those types of songs now, and build elements of my Southern and Irish heritage into those songs, it’s a red-letter project for me.”
Ricky also leads worship at Corner-Stone Church in Jefferson, GA and lives, records and occasionally gardens, at his home in the rural community of Apple Valley (unincorporated), GA with his wife and children.
For more on Ricky’s music, please visit him online at www.rickyfitzpatrick.com.