Ric Weide


I love classic country music and old rockabilly (Classic Rock n Roll). I have played all types since 1955, and sing a lot of the old classic ballads, up-tempos and rhythm pieces. Right now I play with a bluegrass, gospel, country band for little to nothing in compensation. I am also a very good sound man with my own equipment.







What is your music dream?

To play with a classic country band that plays at least once a week in moderate sized venues, both accoustic, electric, bass and vocals!

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Slim Whitman, Hank Williams, Hank Marvin, Duane Eddy, Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins, Statler Brothers, Hank Thompson, Merle Haggard, Yanni,

What inspires you to make music?

The love of the music and how it makes you feel.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

That music can change any situation and bring light to a dark world.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I want to watch the audience and see how my music effects them and create a bond with them.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Many are not really musician and don't realize their production isn't music, and that is it just rhythmic noise.

What do you think of Drooble?

Not sure just how effective Drooble is in helping me to achieve my requirements

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Listening to some of the pitiful excuses for music that seems to make it to the top 100. The screaming thump thump of Hip Hop and the rap crap is not real music but ignorance makes it popular

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Somewhat when the artist puts his/her heart into it.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Have the connections and influence with the powers that be in the area.