Selected Performance Credits
Live Television and Radio Appearances:       
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
    Worked as music consultant and portrayed 19th century whaleman.
Dateline NBC, “The Revenge of the Whale.”  Portrayal of shipwrecked
-History Channel.  
Modern Marvels, “Loading Docks.”  Portrayal of shipboard          
loading crew member.
Mark Twain’s Hartford.  Portrayal of Twain’s friend and co-author
Charles Dudley Warner.
DeToqueville’s America. Portrayal of shipboard musician and sailor.
The American Experience. Portrayal of shipboard sailor.
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
       Locomotive Shipwreck
       The Electric Trains
       Ask Your Father
-Proficient on: Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Dulcimer, Concertina.  
-Vocal Range: Tenor.
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.
-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 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
email to:
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
Road Scholar

Otis Library, Norwich, CT
Bristol CT Public Library
East Lyme CT Public Library
Trumbull CT Public Library
Milford CT Public Library