Rick Smerage


Born into a family that had musical background in the Pentecostal Church- took Classical piano lessons thru the Royal Conservatory of Music and then discovered Jazz, Blues and Rock n Roll- Played in a Band in High School and that was the extent of playing in Bands- did a lot of Jamming in the Bars thru the years and then gave up some bad habits and stayed away from that enviroment . I worked in the Automotive industry for years and now spend more time creating and playing music than ever before in my life.with a great woman beside me and a great God above







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

Main fuel that motivates me

What is your music dream?

To be able to use my hands up to the end of my life

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

Feed the world

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Blessed Assurance

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Allman Brothers- Lynyrd Skyryrd- Johnny Winter- Point Blank -John Lee Hooker- Led Zepplin- Deep Purple- Leon Russell- Joe Cocker- Yes-

What inspires you to make music?

My family background in music

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

Never give up no matter what music is the universal language

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

impowered nervous at first

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

Don"t try to be a super star just do your best and be yourself

What do you think of Drooble?

It is a great place to listen and share

What frustrates you most as a musician?

sometimes when nothing new comes to me

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


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

I"m sure most people want to hear something familiar they recognize but myself I just try to be original