Rick Briggs - Banjo Player

Rick Briggs
109 Barrick Drive
Duncannon, PA 17020
Email: Rick

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Education:
1979 "North Mecklenburg High School"-Huntersville, NC 

1995 "National Radio Institute"-Washington, DC
Honors in "Electronic Music Technology"

Experience:
Ross Nickerson Banjo Cruise 2009 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Banjo Cruise
Banjo instructor along with Tony Trischka, Tim Carter and Ross Nickerson


Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend 2002 - 2005 - Roanoke, VA
Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend
Served as assistant banjo instructor

Bill Yates & The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band
2011-present
Performing on banjo and  harmony vocals.

Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe - Nashville, TN
2004-2011
Performing on banjo and lead and harmony vocals.
Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe

Ramblin' Heart - Hanover, PA
2004 - 2005
Ramblin' Heart
Performing on banjo and lead and harmony vocals.

Southern Rail - Boston, MA
1999 - 2004
Southern Rail
Performing on banjo and lead and harmony vocals.

Various circuit working Country Bands
From 1989 - 1997
Performed on banjo, guitar, keyboards, vocals.

Old Dominion Opry - Williamsburg, VA
Titles:
1991-92 Performer: Performed on keyboards, banjo and vocals.
1992-93 Vocal Director: Responsible for all vocal arrangements.
1995-96 Musical Director: Responsible for all musical and vocal arrangements and maintaining performing personnel.
1996-97 Assistant General Manager/Writer: To assist in overseeing general business operation, maintain lines of communication between General Manager and employees.
Hiring of new performers as well as technical and support staff employees. Work with phone and counter sales force to increase closures.
Design advertising i.e. website, brochures, rack cards, group tour planners, etc.
To research and choose musical and comedy material as well as to write and direct four different show scripts per year.

Various local and regional Bluegrass & Country Bands
1977-1989
Performed on banjo, bass, guitar, keyboards.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Over 35 years of experience playing bluegrass style 5-string banjo
Willing to travel and easy to travel with
Willing to relocate for the right position

REFERENCES (contact information available upon request):
Sammy Shelor            Tim Stafford
John Lawless              Michael Cleveland
Steve Huber               Jesse Brock


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