Lead Guitar and Vocals
Rick is a product of bay area musical instruction. In his 30s he started taking guitar lessons in Redwood City, and a few years later he started taking voice lessons in Mountain View. Because nothing’s worth doing that isn’t worth overdoing, in 2019 he put it all together with some loop pedals and started playing music as a solo musician. During one of his gigs at the Beach Hut Deli, he met the Red Hot and the Salty (the original Saltines) and befriended them. After jamming with them at a party one day, he was asked to join them as their lead guitarist (and sometimes singer). He prefers the Saltine name “Ritz”, but it’s never caught on.