Catfeather Art & Music

Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle

Selected Performance Credits

Rick Spencer & Dawn Indermuehle

Mystic Seaport Museum,  Mystic, CT
Westfield State University, Westfield, MA
The Loomis Institute, Windsor, CT
Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT
Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield, CT
Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA
New London County Historical Society, New London, CT
Connecticut River Museum, Essex, CT
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
Noble and Cooley Center for Historic Preservation, Granville, MA
The Old State House, Hartford, CT
Storrowton Village, East Springfield, MA
Road Scholar
Otis Library, Norwich, CT
Bristol CT Public Library
East Lyme CT Public Library
Trumbull CT Public Library
Milford CT Public Library

Rick Spencer

-University of North Carolina, Greensboro
-Chicago Maritime Festival
-Halifax, NS Harbour Festival
-US Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal
-National Maritime Museum, San Francisco, CA
-Boston Museum of Fine Arts
-Concert and music festival appearances throughout the US, in
France, England, Canada, Poland, Portugal, the Netherlands and
Germany from 1986 to the present
-Hundreds of appearances for audiences in folk music concert venues,
schools, libraries, historical societies, museums, etc.

Musical Performance:

-Extensive experience with a capella and accompanied singing, solo and ensembles.
-Instrumentalist and vocalist with the groups
     The Jovial Crew
     The Band of Steady Habits
     LongSplice
     Locomotive Shipwreck
     The Electric Trains
     Ask Your Father
     Forebitter

-Proficient on: Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Dulcimer, Concertina  
-Vocal Range: Tenor

Live Television and Radio Appearances:       
-ABC
 Good Morning America – On air interview and musical performance
-National Public Radio 
All Things Considered interview with Noah Adams

Historical or Documentary Television Appearances:
-PBS “Into the Deep: America, Whaling and the World”  A film by Ric Burns
  Worked as music consultant and portrayed 19th century whaleman
-NBC 
Dateline NBC, “The Revenge of the Whale.”  Portrayal of shipwrecked
 sailor
-History Channel.  
Modern Marvels, “Loading Docks.”  Portrayal of shipboard          
  cargo loading crew member
-CPTV 
Mark Twain’s Hartford.  Portrayal of Twain’s friend and co-author
     Charles Dudley Warner
-A&E 
DeToqueville’s America. Portrayal of shipboard musician and sailor
-PBS 
The American Experience. Portrayal of shipboard sailor

Video:
-Promotional video with Walter Cronkite for Mystic Seaport
Elegy for an Icon, by Nicholas Checker.  Composed and performed the title song and portrayed
      historical character Lieutenant Lion Gardiner
 

Theater Experience:

-Script writer and actor for Mystic Seaport’s Lantern Light Tours
-Composer and lyricist for the musical play Run to Elysia by Nicholas Checker
-Musical Director and accompanist for 
Run to Elysia. Avery Point Playhouse, Groton, CT
-Portrayed the character Ivan in staged readings of  Eugene O’Neill’s sea trilogy, Mystic Seaport
-Portrayed villain John Knipe in 
The 10th Voyage by Ann Peabody,  Mystic Seaport

Recording Credits:

Producer, musical arranger, recording and remix engineer and session musician for
Sea Songs and Chanteys,  Rick Spencer
The Days When We Were Young,  Rick Spencer
Waiting For Me,  Rick Spencer
Sea Songs and Chanteys,  Rick Spencer
Love’s Labor,  Donna Glover and Rick Spencer   
Kindred Spirits, The WindLasses  
From the Shore, David Littlefield
ContentmentRick Spencer
Session musician for 
Where We’ve Been,  Ask Your Father
Session musician for 
The Ballad of Harbo and SamuelsonJerry Bryant             
Session musician for 
Songs of the Sailor, with the Mystic Seaport Chanteymen
Session musician for 
Always Wecome,  Marc Bernier

 

Recording artist and member of the quartet “Forebitter” on the recordings

Link of Chain. Forebitter Sings Songs of the Sea, Volume I
Voyages. Forebitter Sings Songs of the Sea, Volume II
American Sea Chanteys
Unmooring

On the Ran-Tan

Selections from Forebitter also have appeared on five editions of recordings released by the
French production company 
Chasse Maree, and on three compilation recordings from the
Oasis Recording acoustic music samplers.