Rick Drevet is an American musician and singer-songwriter who performs music within the hard rock/Southern rock genres. He recently released a track called Forever Home which I enjoyed greatly. Read on below to find out more about Rick!
By Jane Howkins
You recently released a single titled Forever Home, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about the track and where can it be purchased?
Forever Home was inspired by the many efforts and sacrifices made by those that put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms. In addition, I thought about the loved ones that make my Forever Home and I was thinking of my final Forever Home. I think you can see all of these thoughts in the lyrics.
What is the writing and recording process like for you?
I usually write the music first. I have quite a few songs I need to write lyrics for. I get inspiration for a concept and then I start pulling details from memory. I make notes on a pad and start connecting other memories from there. Things I have experienced, researched or participated in are where I get detail with meaning. Sometimes the process can be a rabbit trail of memories. Then I try to arrange them in a meaningful manner being true to my experiences.
You’re a fantastic guitarist. How long have you been playing and do you play any other instruments?
Thank you for those kind words. I started playing guitar when we moved to Mt. Juliet, just outside Nashville. My mother bought me my first guitar of the outdoor rack at Zayres. I’m pretty sure the strings were rusted, 1/2″ off the fretboard and the neck could have been an axe handle. Nevertheless, I was hooked. I’ve been blessed to be around many talented musicians and learned all I know of playing from them. I also play bass, dobro and mandolin.
Have you got any plans to release a full length album or an EP anytime soon?
I have three songs that should be released in the first half of this year and hope to complete five to seven more. Once I get to ten, I will probably release them as an album. There may be an EP sooner.
You’re based in Missouri. What is the music scene like in your part of the world?
Growing up in Nashville, my expectations for the music scene in St. Louis were pretty low when I moved here 20 years ago. I couldn’t have been more wrong. St Louis not only has a very long history of producing great artists and many are world class. The area is undergoing a music renaissance right now. Plans are in place to build the the largest production studio in the country here in the Chesterfield valley, which is in St Louis county. Several large venues have opened, survived covid19, and are beginning to thrive again.
Do you plan to release any singles at any point in the near future?
I will be releasing a new single on February 11th. Sweet Jackie is about may amazing wife. It’s a Southern rock classic with dual lead harmonies and a gritty new voice on the lead vocals.
What/who influences you most as an artist? What have you been listening to recently?
I’ve had many influences, Hendrix, Vinnie Moore, Robben Ford, Gary Moore, John Sykes, Alvin Lee, Allman Brothers, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd as some of his main influences. Recently I’ve been listening to Marcus King, Joe Bonnamassa, Black Stone Cherry, The Georgia Thunderbolts, Robert John and The Wreck to name a few.
Do you have any tour dates lined up? What can people expect from one of your shows and why should people come and see you perform live?
We will be planning some live dates starting mid summer. You can expect great songs that will take up residency in your head and keep singing to you. Talented musicians that blend together to create an original experience. We might have a few gray hairs but that gives us great stories to tell.
Any last words for the fans?
Much love to the fans. Please keep the feedback coming. Without you the music would be silent.