Upcoming Shows

  • Sunday January 28

    Prince George, BC
    Coldsnap Festival
    Family Concert with Nico Rhodes
    Prince George Playhouse 2 pm


  • Monday January 29

    Prince George
    Coldsnap Festival presents
    a FREE Reading from
    Prince George Library
    10:30-11:30 am

  • Monday January 29

    Prince George, BC
    Coldsnap Festival
    with Nico Rhodes
    St Andrews United Church 7:30 pm

  • Saturday Feb 10

    Sooke, BC
    Hilltop House Concerts
    Mountain Heights Drive
    Show 8 pm, doors 7:30 pm
    $20 at the door
    Call for directions & to reserve

  • Sunday Feb 11

    Victoria, BC
    with Nico Rhodes
    House Concert
    17 Cambridge St

    Parking on Dallas Road
    Doors 2 pm, music 2:30 pm
    BYOB. Refreshments by donation
    $20 Reservations recommended



  • Blessings of the season to all our friends around the world. We will spend Christmas at home with the family then I'm heading to Texas to visit mom, before returning to tour ROOTS & GROOVES with Nico Rhodes starting with the Coldsnap Festival at the end of January.

    Nico and I are having too much fun touring our new  duo CD - ROOTS & GROOVES - a smorgasbord of roots, rhythm and groove! Nico is on fire--literally bursting at the seams with music! Not since Robbie King, not since Pied Pumkin have I felt such unfettered originality! We will do a couple more shows January to April and will showcase at Pacific Contact April 7.

    Here's a  newspaper story from our Sept 17 launch at the Nanaimo Jazz Festival from the Nanaimo  News Bulletin! Appalachian mountain dulcimer at a jazz festival, you ask?   http://www.nanaimobulletin.com/entertainment/nanaimo-jazz-festival-will-get-people-grooving/

    Here's a lively clip of People I Love You from Cranberry Hall in Powell River. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=028W4HhpN3M&feature=youtu.be

    And a clip of us in the studio recording the Max Ochs song THE MYSTERY. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGP2W57zS9I&t=1s

    You can buy the CD at Fascinating Rhythm in Nanimo, CD Baby or from this website!

    This intergenerational collaboration has been decades in the making! Nico wrote me a fan letter when he was 8 and at age 23 orchestrated my music for symphony (see a tiny clip at http://blackpress.tv/video.php?id=20641)

    Congratulations Valley Hennell and Kari Burk for winning a 2016 Academics' Choice Award for 'Snapshot of a Soul Place in the land of special needs' which has already been honoured with 2016 Family Choice and National Parenting Products (NAPPA) Awards. This illustrated memoir by Kari Burk is based on the life of our 26 year old granddaughter Mielle, with over 40 original paintings and drawings http://www.snapshotofasoulplace.com

    You may remember Mielle from the 1995 'Angels Do' video (click videos!)  See our interview on Shaw TV.  https://youtu.be/f_n5ZJ6z3fg . Read the story of how the book came to be in BC BookLook http://bcbooklook.com/2016/06/13/snapshot-wins-a-second-time/

    Rick talks about 40+ years of playing dulcimer on the Heart of the Dulcimer podcast on iTunes  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hearts-of-the-dulcimer/id1014348960?at=1010l5QM  

    See the finale of 2014 Puppets For Peace concert at BC Government House with Rick and puppets performing YO MO and STAND BY ME at http://vimeo.com/10695582. We are excited to announce Rick and Puppets For Peace will return to Government House in September 2017.

    Rick's music is available from this music, CD Baby and selected stores. Keep on singing and we hope to see you soon!  Email us, we love to hear from you. Dulcimerrily,






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