A retired Marine, Rick McKean is an accomplished acoustic guitar player and singer/songwriter. Rick has a unique style and loves to cater to a crowd. He has original material but is happy to play covers and engage the audience. Rick is available for music venues, charity events, parties, etc. Rick has performed all over the country and is as comfortable in a dive bar as he is in the lobby of the Peabody. If you want a fun, personable guy with a ton of musical talent, Rick is the one!
So happy to have booked Rick for our event. Rick was a complete professional, supremely talented and had a voice that set just the right tone and atmosphere for our party. We will definitely use him again and look forward to hearing him play and sing! Choose Rick, you will not be disappointed.
Rick performed for a retail event at our nursery last Saturday. He arrived promptly and was ready to entertain within 15 minutes! He arrived with a sound system, guitar, and some super vocal talent. We were very pleased with his song song selection and his pleasant attitude. Rick provided great ambiance for our event. Many thanks to Rick and his wife for making our event a success!
Response from Rick McKean Music:
Thanks, Kevin. It was a beautiful event and we hope to see you again next year!
Rick is so amazing, versatile and awe inspiring....
Met Rick 15 years ago In Germantown, Tn adjacent to Memphis. I'm a Sound engineer first and foremost, song writer musician further down the list. I was fortunate and grateful to record Rick in my home/garage studio at the time. We became friends and I helped run his sound and setup/tear down there at a Staple Restaurant/Bar in Germantown.
Rick is consistently inconsistent! I mean in the most positive way. Every night he would Bring it man.... and every night was different. He gets into the Crowds and reads them. They really dictate where he takes his music.
His acoustic style is unique accomplishing rhythmic magic that's fun and entertaining.
Ricks original songs are well worth buying listening to. You won't be disappointed.
Rick played at our family reunion for 100+ people of all ages. His music selection was perfect from happy hour through dinner and on into the night of dancing. He was great and very professional!
Response from Rick McKean Music:
Thanks, Catherine! Hope to see you next year!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
You can expect a great show from Rick. His unique acoustic guitar style and powerful voice will get your attention. Rick plays original music and knows hundreds of covers from many genres. He is happy to accept song requests.
Rick was born in Arkansas and moved to Memphis as a child. He joined the Marine Corps right after high school and earned a degree in American Studies from Memphis University. Rick has lived and performed all over the country but most recently in the Atlanta and Memphis area. Rick is back in Arkansas now and is ready to perform. He is an accomplished acoustic guitar player with a unique style. Rick has recorded a CD of original music, but knows hundreds (if not thousands!) of cover tunes. He is equally happy to play originals as he is to cater to a crowd and perform covers that everyone knows, from many genres. He is available to sing or just provide background music. Rick is available to play acoustic shows at a variety of venues, charitable events, parties, etc.
Additional Booking Notes
Rick has his own guitar, amp, mic, and speakers, but will be happy to use house equipment if it is available.
Past Booked Events
|December 08, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||DeSoto Club-HSV|
|November 30, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Beehive-HSV|
|November 09, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Beehive-HSV|
|November 02, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Bar Louie-WLR|
|October 27, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Rolando's|
|October 19, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Rolando's|
|October 12, 2018–October 13, 2018 • 4:00pm - 10:00pm||Oktoberfest-Hot Springs|
|October 06, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Rolando's|
|September 29, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Rolando's|
|September 20, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Rolando's|
|May 12, 2018 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Birthday Party|
|March 11, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Pleasant Valley Country Club-Wedding|
|March 11, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 05, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Rolando's, Hot Springs, AR|
|March 04, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Moonshiner's, Hot Springs Village|
|June 20, 2015||Reunion|
Influences & Inspiration
James Taylor, Jim Croce, The Eagles, John Denver, Bob Seger...and many more!