Born a poor boy june 9 1938 in a tenate house near irwin Ohio. Second oldest of six brother's and two sister's.there was no electric or runing water in the house. He played the honky tonk's in the late 50's and early 60's. The song's you will hear rick sing he wrote some forty year's ago. And is just now being recorded. With his lead man from Springfield Ohio ray murnahan. As you listen to the song's you can tell it reflex's the hard life that he lived. We have some songs from old damaged and scratched 45 rpm records that rick recorded allmost a half century ago. The songs have never been released. You will hear the noise and skips but the lyrics is what will draw your ear. They are the real life story of most down to earth people. BY BOB KNOX HIS FRIEND.