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Rick Spreitzer

Member sinceMay 02, 2006
InfluencesBob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Loudon Wainwright III
Artist Biography:
Rick Spreitzer beats a guitar like an old man cleaning a dirty rug. He sings like nobody’s angel. But if you spend any time with his songs, you’re struck by the poetry that sleeps within his lines… battered and blue, slung from a bruised chest and a sideways grin.

“There is a certain romance in seeking ballast through the bad luck and blue changes. For me, that is what the process of songwriting seems largely about. I try to carve out songs that have pieces of poetry, real emotional gravity and a sense of space. My aim is to write songs that really draw the listener in.”

Rick has three collections of original material which are gaining airplay on Americana, College and Alt-Country stations both stateside and abroad. His latest, From the Bottom, was just released in March, 2006 and follows Dirt Tracks (2004) and Meanderthal (2002).

• Winner of the 7th Annual North Carolina Songwriter’s Co-Op Songwriter’s Contest 2004
• 3rd place at Flat Rock Music Festival’s Hank Williams Songwriting Contest, 2004 and Top 10 finalist, 2005
• Left Off the Dial’s Staff Top 10 Picks for Best Mid-Atlantic Releases of 2003

More by Rick Spreitzer:

Back to Blue
Invisible Wind
Old Coins and Memories
Serpent and Henry Gray

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