Rick Armentrout “The Unforgettables”- 9.30.20
Rick Armentrout, a veteran guitarist, songwriter and producer, originally from Washington, D.C. came to Nashville, Williamson County in 1995. Rick has produced numerous events, benefit shows, and radio & television programs since then. In 2003, after receiving a grant award from Harmon International Corporation (AKG) for an ION TV Show, he began a broadcast series, “Live at the – Factory in Franklin, BB King’s Blues Club in Nashville and Orlando, and the Doubletree Hotel in Nashville…In Support of Arts and Outreach Programs,” that continues still today.
Richard was honored over this period of time with opportunities to produce with Beale Street Blues Company for the late BB King! Music for all Occasions, matching the music genre to the event is just as important as the décor and catering. The repertoire includes a wonderful variety of music, including the Unforgettables of the 20th Century, such as Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Eddie Arnold, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson and many more, the Blues, Pop and Country. Special song requests for are always welcome.
“Rick Armentrout’s Unforgettable Music,” is the theme under which he brings listeners some of the best songs from the 20th Century! Although he has a variety band for any occasion, in his solo show Rick utilizes the Boss RC-20 loop pedal to enter each guitar rhythm chord section, this allows him to free style his solo guitar work producing a very full sound. Music Approach– Primarily an ear trained musician on both keyboard and guitar Rick has studied music theory as well. Rick reaches for the melodies and improvises with each selection. Using the song’s relative key, he applies parallel phrasing using diatonic and pentatonic scales. He then just plays what he hears in his head and heart. BB King said to Rick during an interview in 2013, “Play like “YOU” play, and make it your style!” This advice seems to work for Rick as he lightens the hearts of his audiences, and resolves his musical improvisations.
Show at 5:00 pm, no cover, tips appreciated, BOOK ONLINE or call 615-794-5527 for dinner reservations
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