I became a big fan of Rick’s after the formation of the Nu Kats, seeing them for the first time at The Starwood Club in Hollywood CA. A great songwriter, singer, performer, and personality. But a very down to earth and personable man as well. He had a great sense of humor and was devoted to his personal relationships. I followed him and the band for quite a while and was fortunate enough to perform and record with his later project “Boy”. I learned a lot from that experience and very grateful for it. Through that relationship I also got to work with some other fine artists. I was often in awe when around him, but he made me feel comfortable and appreciated. Later, he sought me out and I worked on some CD projects and was part of his last performance project. I associate Rick with some of the best times in my life and very saddened by his passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to Renee, his brothers and family, his friends, and his fans.
– Patrick B.