|Rick Spencer is recognized internationally for his work as a
developer and presenter of theme-based historic music
programs in the American Folk tradition. His presentations are
well-researched, informative and highly entertaining. He is often
accompanied in his programs by noteworthy instrumentalists
and singers, including Dawn Indermuehle, Tim Marth, Joseph
Morneault, Duke York and others.
photo by Marilyn Catasus
I think you have developed an outstanding format. Your
presentations interweave history, musical knowledge,
and fine performances that expand and amplify the
cultural side of history and help our understanding of the
events ~ Robert Stewart. Suffield, CT Historical Society.
An understanding of history can be gained in a
variety of ways. The perspective of the academic
historian, journalist, politician or author can be
found in the printed resources of the past or in
present day scholarly works. But if we want to
know what the average, everyday people felt or
thought about the cultural, economic or social
events of their day ~ the things we now call
"history," I feel that the most engaging fascinating
and insightful resources are the folk songs,
popular songs and stories that have been left to us
from the past.
~ Rick Spencer
Video samples of Rick's work are here.