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The Alpine House Of Music and Events Presents First Take Featuring Rick Metz
July 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Rick is first and foremost a Saxophonist, but, you’ll usually find him playing a wide variety of instruments on stage. Born in Brooklyn, NY and schooled in Albuquerque, NM, Rick is the “Road Warrior” of any group, having worked in almost every state in the Union and all of western Canada. His extensive performance/recording credits include Mic Gillette (Tower Of Power/Sons Of Champlin/Cold Blood/Mic Gillette Band), Shane Dwight, W Michael Lewis (Quicksilver Messenger Service/4 Preps), Jimmy Zavala (Rod Stewart/Eurythmics), Sal Valentino (Beau Brummels/Stoneground), Sha Na Na, Chubby Checker, Otis Day & The Knights, Sam Butera/Keely Smith (Louie Prima), The Temptations, Barney Kessel, Cami Thompson, Ben E. King, Tim Barnes (Stoneground), Bo Diddley, Louie Bellson, Ornette Coleman, Anthony Braxton, Steel Breeze, Harvey Mandel (Canned Heat), Al Hurricane, Larry Knechtel (Bread/Doors), Jimmy Smith, (Leon “Pops” Hughes’) Coasters, Sonny Geraci (The Outsiders/Climax), Little Richard and Little Anthony & The Imperials, while his many top-notch bands over the years have worked with numerous entertainment notables including Johnny Cash, Tower Of Power, Taj Mahal, Eddie Money, David LaFlamme (It’s A Beautiful Day), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Bob Marley’s Wailers, David Allen Coe and Bad Co. He’s also one the few woodwind players in the business to utilize the unique Wind Synthesizer to it’s full extent, which adds many rich textures to any group’s sound!