Multiple award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Ricky Fitzpatrick has been long hailed as â€œa Southernized Bob Dylanâ€ and â€œthe next James Taylorâ€ with â€œa voice as smooth as moonshineâ€. For more than 20 years, he has crafted simple but â€œunforgettable songs that coolly straddle the fence between Folk & Countryâ€. As an endorsing artist for C.F.Martin & Co and Dunlop, Rickyâ€™s musical career has spanned rock, country, jazz, world, folk and Christian genres, with performances everywhere from â€œLive at the Apolloâ€ to The Bluebird CafÃ©. These days, Rickyâ€™s acoustic guitar work can also be heard amidst Grammy-winning peers on the highly acclaimed â€œGuitar Meditations Vol. 3â€ project, from Soulfood Music. And most currently, the forthcoming â€œDown Home in the Promised Landâ€, a collection of Rustic, Folk & Irish inspired acoustic guitar instrumentals. â€œThe new â€˜Down Homeâ€™ CD is something Iâ€™ve been really wanting to doâ€, he comments. â€œInstrumentals 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, itâ€™s a red-letter project for me.â€ 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 Rickyâ€™s music, please visit him online at www.rickyfitzpatrick.com.