Rick Hartley


It's still going on...writing, recording, gigging. I'm in the middle of the ride. :)







What is music to you? What does it give you?

A form of expression and communication. It gives me a way to express a vision.

What is your music dream?

To make enough money to live on.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

People to be happy and not competitive.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

All the songs from West Side Story

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Beatles, Byrds, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Stevie Wonder, Plain White Ts, Bruno Mars

What inspires you to make music?

I don't know...it just comes and I have to let it out

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

Change you mind, change your world

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


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

It is as it's always been...

What do you think of Drooble?

Ask me in a month

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Nothing really...being a musician is one of my greatest joys.

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

Yes...I attend local bands shows, and I buy their CDs.

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

I'm not sure...wish I was

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Phil Keaggy...local guitarist...best I've ever heard. Terribly underrated.