NEW EP "LIMITED EDITION

 

Rick Millward is a different kind of artist; he likes to call himself a "songwriter/producer", a writer who's also an accomplished recording engineer who can record his own tracks and those of others. Since music is a collaborative enterprise this profile fits well into the Nashville community, where there is so much talent seeking a way to reach wider audiences.

Rick's finding his audience through active social networking, primarily on Reverbnation, where he's prominent on the Nashville Americana chart for over. Encouraged by the many downloads and comments from members on the site Rick released a six song EP to Americana radio, "Limited Edition" early this year . While the EP is available widely online, only 200 physical CDs will be made, each in a hand embossed case.

Raised on a small farm in Idaho, Rick lived and worked on the West Coast until moving to Nashville in 2000. He played in groups all through school, studied art in college and afterwards alternated between jobs with ad agencies and working in bands. In San Francisco, he joined The Overland Freight Band. This was the first group that had ambitions beyond doing covers in beer joints and the first opportunity to regularly perform original material. Following that he left to “go solo” and put his own band together and subsequently played around the Bay Area, as well as working as a recording engineer. Since moving to Nashville Rick has continued to freelance in media production, which afforded him an opportunity to write two original soundtracks for the local PBS station, both of which earned EMMY nominations.

Rick has developed a personal style that reflects a lifetime of influences; rock, country, and Americana, with songs that are unaffected and straightforward. This music is extremely personal, but not painfully so. Rick finds a common thread that connects the ideas to his listeners with maturity and an urgency that stirs the soul.

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