Selected Performance Credits
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
-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.
-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
The Electric Trains
Ask Your Father
-Proficient on: Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Dulcimer, Concertina.
-Vocal Range: Tenor.
-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.
-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.
-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.
Producer, musical arranger, recording and remix engineer and session musician for
Sea Songs and Chanteys, Rick Spencer CD
The Days When We Were Young, Rick Spencer CD
Waiting For Me, Rick Spencer CD
Sea Songs and Chanteys, Rick Spencer CD
Love’s Labor, Donna Glover and Rick Spencer CD
Kindred Spirits, The WindLasses. CD and Cassette.
From the Shore, David Littlefield. CD and Cassette.
Contentment, Rick Spencer. CD and Cassette
Session musician for Where We've Been, Ask Your Father. CD
Session musician for The Ballad of Harbo and Samuelson, Jerry Bryant. CD and
Session musician for Songs of the Sailor, with the Mystic Seaport Chanteymen.
Session musician for Always Wecome, Marc Bernier. CD
Recording artist and member of the quartet “Forebitter” on the recordings
Link of Chain. Forebitter Sings Songs of the Sea, Volume I. CD and Cassette.
Voyages. Forebitter Sings Songs of the Sea, Volume II. CD
American Sea Chanteys, CD
Unmooring, CD and Cassette.
On the Ran-Tan, Cassette.
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.
Catfeather Art & Music
Rick Spencer & Dawn Indermuehle
The Loomis Institute
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
Otis Library, Norwich, CT
Bristol CT Public Library
East Lyme CT Public Library
Trumbull CT Public Library
Milford CT Public Library