Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Rich spent most of his teenage years in Greenwich Village hanging out in coffee houses... The Bitter End, Gerdes Folk City, The Bottom Line to name a few…His greatest love is Music (next to his wife and children)...and has written over 100 songs.
"My songs attempt to tell a story or ask a question.
It is my hope that the listener can relate to what i am writing. I strive for my songs to reach someone, somehow, sometime, someday".
Truly it is the ultimate way to express oneself as a creative artist.
“I’m self taught. My first exposure to music was sitting under a baby grand piano as my mother played Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata..."
His influences are obvious, but every note sung and played is unique to the listener.
"Sound and Music are like tastes and smells, it is one of those senses that stir up memories...or creates them..."
Rich’s second love is recording music. To work with a producer/engineer is a goal he will never stop pursuing… Are there any George Martins, or Geoff Emerick's out there?
"Audio Paintings I like to call them". "Pictures of Sound" what do you see when you listen?
"I believe that once you hear a song, it becomes yours. Songs, melodies, all music is meant to be given away...and the meaning of them, the sound and experience of them, will be completely different and unique to each person"
Richard R Ressler
Sonoma County, California 2017