| Visit Our Catalog at SteelGuitarShopper.com |

Post new topic A little about Rick Schmidt
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Reply to topic
Author Topic:  A little about Rick Schmidt
kevin ryan


From:
San Marcos, California
Post  Posted 22 Jul 2011 6:53 am    
Reply with quote

Hey everyone... I posted something in new products but its really a huge recommendation for one of the most humble guys I know.. In fact he is a couple of notches past humble, self-effacing, jokes about himself and doesn't think he is worthy. Rick is going to kill me for doing this but this is getting back at him for all the times he is on bass and vocals, staring down at me on steel all night, getting into my kitchen so to speak.

I just heard that Rick is offering remote video skype lessons. If you have not heard of Rick or seen him play, you are missing a truly remarkable experience. He's got an unbelievable musical past, musical sensibilities and musical family, his mom is in her 80's and plays the piano like Oscar Peterson. Rick is one of the most musical cats I have ever met. He is a gifted multi instrumentalist. He has like horn sections going on in his head at all times and one of the most dug musicians in southern California.. I am going to be the first in line to get me some of that. For me it's like getting lessons from a west coast Buddy Charleton but a little different.

Knowing Rick, we are going to get way more than our moneys worth. He'll show me the "other stuff" that I really love. I would give his email address out here but he doesn't know I'm doing this.. I would say get a hold of him and email him today to get a spot...
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website

Kirk Eipper


From:
Arroyo Grande, Ca.
Post  Posted 22 Jul 2011 11:25 am    
Reply with quote

Rick is a MONSTER and anyone considering lessons from him would be most blessed

Rick, if you're reading this, I still have a video tape of your that I borrowed in the 80's!!!!!!!!!

KE
_________________
'10 Williams 700 Series SD10 4+5/ '71 Emmons S-10 3+4/ '73 Emmons D-10 8+4/ GK MB 200/ Custom Tommy Huff Cabinets/ Webb 614-E/ Steelseat.com Pak-a-seat/ Magnatone and Fender lap steels/ Cobra Coil bars & Strings/ pod 2.0/ Peterson Tuners/Goodrich V.P./ Boss RV5/Teles and Martins


www.kirkeipper.com
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Jeremy Long


From:
Kernersville, NC
Post  Posted 22 Jul 2011 12:33 pm    
Reply with quote

Hell YEAH! Can't wait till I have a few spare bills to rub together so I can get my "learn-on"! My brain is still buzzing from his C6 seminar but I'm ready for more!!

Thanks for the post Kevin, and GREAT playing with the California Rangers. Are YOU doing any online teaching as well?

Jeremy
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Jim Hollingsworth

 

From:
Way out West
Post  Posted 22 Jul 2011 1:12 pm     Do it!!!!!!!!!!
Reply with quote

As a long time friend & student of Rick's I can offer him my highest recommendations. He is seriously one of the greatest (& humblest) musicians on Earth! I am already working with him on getting my Skype lessons scheduled. A lesson with Rick is worth it's weight in gold!

Thanks again for all you've done for me Rick!

Jim Hollingsworth
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Skip Edwards

 

From:
LA,CA
Post  Posted 22 Jul 2011 3:22 pm    
Reply with quote

I'd like to know half of what Rick's forgotten...
Take advantage of this one, folks.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

kevin ryan


From:
San Marcos, California
Post  Posted 24 Jul 2011 11:43 pm    
Reply with quote

Skip, you aren't kidding!
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website

Ray Harrison


From:
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 25 Jul 2011 6:10 am    
Reply with quote

I'm so glad that we've finally have gotton Rick to come to the SWSGA shows this last two years, to demonstrate the abilities that he has. He shows off on bass and vocals also.
The guy is a fantastic musician, well schooled in theory and inventive in his approach to a song.
Pretty damn good personanlity too.
_________________
Ray Harrison
Bass/sing/Love PSG
77 Stingray/Kiesel 5 string bass
Telonics , Fender Rumble500, Polytone Amps
D-16 Martin, 1970 Ovation guitars
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Dan Tyack

 

From:
Olympia, WA USA
Post  Posted 25 Jul 2011 6:10 am    
Reply with quote

Rick is not only a monster, but is one of the most musically knowledgeble players out there. As well as being a great guy. I recommend!
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

James Allison


From:
California, USA
Post  Posted 25 Jul 2011 7:30 am     Rick Schmidt
Reply with quote

I lived in Orange county for a few years and would go hear the Rangers in Oceanside on fridays. I can't say enough good things about Rick. He is really one of the best players anywhere..I've played with some of the greatest Steelers ever (Bobby Black, Dan Tyack, Joe Goldmark, Buddy Charlton and Jay Dee and others) and Rick is most certainly as good a player as as any........
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Tom Wolverton


From:
Carpinteria, CA
Post  Posted 25 Jul 2011 12:44 pm     Oh baby !
Reply with quote

I have to ditto all that was said above. Rick is golden, thru and thru. He designed my D-10 copendent for me and man am I glad he did. Very practical pulls. Love it.

So how do you do this Skype thing? I don't think I need a mic or camera if I have a Mac Book Pro do I?
_________________
To write with a broken pencil is pointless.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Dave Burr

 

From:
League City, TX
Post  Posted 25 Jul 2011 1:29 pm    
Reply with quote

Here's a link to a thread that spans more than 5 years, where Rick posted his fabulous interpretation of "Goodbye Porkpie Hat". Seven pages of well deserved praise. For some reason the link to the song doesn't work anymore. Maybe this post will help it be resurrected for others to hear.

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=89088&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=porkpie&start=150

I'm still moved by his performance of "Porkpie" and listen to it regularly. I'm still hoping he decides one day to record an album. I'll be one of many declaring to be first in line for the results of his efforts.
_________________
Respectfully,
david burr
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Jim Hollingsworth

 

From:
Way out West
Post  Posted 25 Jul 2011 4:53 pm    
Reply with quote

Actually, Rick posted a few new tunes to Steel Guitar Jazz.com - they were cut with a band and are mind boggling! I actually think Rick is from another planet inhabited by super-human musicians! But he is a nice guy too!
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Rick Schmidt


From:
Prescott AZ, USA
Post  Posted 26 Jul 2011 9:06 am    
Reply with quote

Thanks Kevin and everybody for the kind words! I'm really honored! Yes I'm gonna be focusing on teaching quite a bit more now that my day job has come to a (not really unexpected, but no less of a bummer) screeching halt. Oh Well

I think I have some insights to share that could help demystify the steel for players who are trying to correspond what they're hearing in their heads to their instrument. E9, C6, U12, and non pedal (C6 and open D) with emphasis on building chords, improvising, and a general overview of harmony and theory. If you want to get into jazz, I'm only too happy to go that direction too. Cool

Email me through the Forum if interested.

One again, thanks Kevin Ryan for your nice endorsement brother! (FYI, Kevin is a great steel player and educator himself!!! Check this out: http://kevyx.com/index.html

Cheers, Rick


Last edited by Rick Schmidt on 28 Jul 2011 8:40 am; edited 1 time in total
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Jim Palenscar

 

From:
Oceanside, Calif, USA
Post  Posted 28 Jul 2011 5:59 am    
Reply with quote

I am fortunate to also have Rick teaching out of the store and always marvel at what he comes up with- a true master.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Mike Perlowin


From:
Los Angeles CA
Post  Posted 28 Jul 2011 6:48 am    
Reply with quote

On top of everything else that has been said about Rick, he also created, and showed me a great setting for the compressor on my POD XT.

His setting is now part of my signature sound
_________________
MSA: Magnificent! Stupendous! Awesome!
-----------
Please visit my web site and Soundcloud page and listen to the music posted there.
http://www.mikeperlowin.com http://soundcloud.com/mike-perlowin
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Rick Schmidt


From:
Prescott AZ, USA
Post  Posted 28 Jul 2011 8:42 am    
Reply with quote

Thanks again guys....

I just fixed the above link to Kevin's cool website. Check it out!!!
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Brandin


From:
Newport Beach CA. USA
Post  Posted 28 Jul 2011 12:54 pm    
Reply with quote

I like Rick! He's a great steel player, and he surfs!!

GB
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Emmett Roch

 

From:
Texas Hill Country
Post  Posted 28 Jul 2011 7:42 pm    
Reply with quote

I too have had the nerve-ripping experience of playing steel while Rick stood next to me playing bass...I wanted to grab the bass, seat him at the steel, and get some real-time lessons while we were touring Scotland.

At one venue during sound check, he asked if he could play my steel, and I told him only if he'd leave some of his licks on it...he didn't, so maybe I can get those licks he owes me on Skype now.
Wink
_________________
On Earth, as it is in Texas
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Ray Harrison


From:
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2011 8:28 am    
Reply with quote

I keep looking for the new Rick Schmidt CD with a tilt like:
"Introducing the Latest Legend" or something along that line.
_________________
Ray Harrison
Bass/sing/Love PSG
77 Stingray/Kiesel 5 string bass
Telonics , Fender Rumble500, Polytone Amps
D-16 Martin, 1970 Ovation guitars
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

LJ Eiffert

 

From:
California, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2011 9:40 am    
Reply with quote

Rick Schmidt,Is a Super Talented Musician & a true friend to all. I've been Blessed to pick with him many times over in years.Sincerely his friend,Leo J.Eiffert,Jr. & Family. Very Happy
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Miguel e Smith

 

From:
Phoenix, AZ
Post  Posted 30 Jul 2011 8:23 pm    
Reply with quote

As great a musician as Rick is (and that is an understatement), he could have a sucky attitude and no one would blame him. Problem is...he is such a nice cat. Damn Rick...you're making us all love you!
_________________
Mike S.
"Mike & T's House Of Steel" (band)
www.houseofsteelband.com
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Miguel e Smith

 

From:
Phoenix, AZ
Post  Posted 30 Jul 2011 8:24 pm    
Reply with quote

repeat from mobile
_________________
Mike S.
"Mike & T's House Of Steel" (band)
www.houseofsteelband.com


Last edited by Miguel e Smith on 31 Jul 2011 11:16 am; edited 2 times in total
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Jim Hollingsworth

 

From:
Way out West
Post  Posted 30 Jul 2011 9:21 pm     Skype Update!!!
Reply with quote

I have been talking with Rick about his plans for his Skype lessons and he is going to include all facets of musicianship:
Technique, Theory, & Songs/Licks within the learning context. My next Skype lesson is next week. I will post a rundown of how it went. Before my move I bugged Rick for private lessons and all I can say is they were amazingly informative ( not to mention inspiring & mind boggling!)

I think this'll be the next Big Thing.


Jim
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Stu Schulman


From:
Ulster Park New Yawk
Post  Posted 31 Jul 2011 7:04 am    
Reply with quote

Rick is awesome...no matter what instrument he touches!! Winking
_________________
Desert Rose S-10 4+5,Desert Rose Keyless S-10 3+5... 8+5 Mullen G2D-10 8+5 Carter D-10 8+5,Blanton SD -10 any amp that isn't broken.Steel Seat.Com seats...Licking paint chips off of Chinese toys continously since



the mid 50's.Peavey Nashville Scott Swartz Z-pickup...112,and LTD ,Sho-Bud Bill Groner .Telonics volume pedal,and 206 pickups.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Ad Kersten


From:
Beek en Donk, The Netherlands
Post  Posted 31 Jul 2011 12:30 pm    
Reply with quote

Dave Burr wrote:
Here's a link to a thread that spans more than 5 years, where Rick posted his fabulous interpretation of "Goodbye Porkpie Hat". Seven pages of well deserved praise. For some reason the link to the song doesn't work anymore. Maybe this post will help it be resurrected for others to hear.

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=89088&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=porkpie&start=150

I'm still moved by his performance of "Porkpie" and listen to it regularly. I'm still hoping he decides one day to record an album. I'll be one of many declaring to be first in line for the results of his efforts.


Here is a link to an mp3 clip for anyone who want to hear Rick's great version: http://www.steelguitarjazz.com/audio/RICK_SCHMIDT-Goodbye_Porkpie-clip-0-158.m3u

Ad
_________________
Zumsteel S12U
Yo, Man!
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website


All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Jump to:  
Please review our Forum Rules and Policies
Our Online Catalog
Strings, CDs, instruction, and steel guitar accessories
www.SteelGuitarShopper.com

The Steel Guitar Forum
148 S. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425 USA

Click Here to Send a Donation

Email SteelGuitarForum@gmail.com for technical support.


BIAB Styles
Ray Price Shuffles for Band-in-a-Box
by Jim Baron