My Passion, My Life

I've been playing music for a long time.

Since I'm seven years old.

Over the decades I've played all kinds of music. Rock, Blues, Country, Folk, Jazz , Latin Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Calypso and Reggae and probably other genres I can't recall.....

...and I LOVE playing all of it! After all, good music is good music whatever it is!

It's Been An Adventure!

Man, my musical life and career has been quite a ride.

Playing with Pete Seeger and Eric Anderson at 15, jamming with Chico Hamilton at 17, playing shows with Chuck Berry, Freddy Fender, Marie Osmond, jamming with Keith Emerson, John Entwistle and Carmine Appice,

enjoying a recording career in NYC in the 80's playing on albums of Bob Marley, Shania Twain, Betty Wright plus jingles and movie scores, doing all the guitar work on Howard Kaylan's solo album "Dust Bunnies"...enjoying many years playing with my Latin Jazz group IGUAZU, recording two albums and playing many Jazz festivals...

Leading Up To Today......

Now I live in SW Florida and am grateful to be playing and singing with some of the best musicians I've known, who are also great friends!

At this time in my life I work with a few ensembles....

MUDBONE playing Funk and Blues ( and beyond ),

THE INCORRIGIBLES playing all shades of Rock, Pop and more from the 60's through the 80's,

RICK HOWARD AND THE SPEEDBUMPS playing authentic Rockabilly and Roll.... and a few great Jazz trios and quartets...


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Rick Howard: guitarist, vocalist, musician

(239) 676-9236