What People Say About Us....

Have you ever listened to someone play and you instantly you go to a certain time and place? Rick and Marilyn do this. They are folk singers that bring you along with them to a place of social change and folk songs. Their songs are timeless in a way that they seem just as relevant today. Their chemistry is amazing. Check them out if you get a chance! Kara Keeler, Photographer

What an easy welcoming sound these two artists share with their audience... Carol R.

Loving your new LP.... Gee McGee

Friday, December 8, 2023

Rick and Marilyn @ Rock Da Casbah



Friday, November 17, 2023

Holidays arrive!!!

 Rick and Marilyn would love to play holiday songs for you at your party, and/or lead sing-alongs (sheet music provided)


Monday, August 7, 2023

Summer gigs!

 Yep. This has been an odd summer. Either raining, smokey or too hot. LOL. But... I do get to sit outside on my porch I have named Screendale. And that keeps me pretty happy. 

Rick and Marilyn have a busy August coming up! You can catch us at any of the following shows. If you want a suggestion, it would have to be Rock Da Casbah in Saugerties. Great food, comfortable space, and... Rick and Marilyn!!! LOL

August 11, 11 am        Millerton Farmers Market
August 18, 6:30 pm    Berkshire Busk
August 19, 11 am       Copake/Hillsdale Farmers Market
August 20, 10 am       Rosendale Farmers Market
August 21, 4 pm         ShingleKill Farmers Market
August 25, 6:30 pm    Rock da Casbah, Saugerties 
August 26, 11 am       Delmar Farmers Market

Of course, I always recommend Farmer's Markets!!!

Thursday, April 13, 2023


Marilyn writes:

Spring is HERE, and Rick and Marilyn rocked the house on Saturday evening at The Beer Diviner, up in Cherry Plain, NY.  We had so *much* fun, for two main reasons... 

First of all, the music came together. Yeah, we made 'mistakes' and if you really wanted to notice them, I am sure you would. But... that is not what 'Rick and Marilyn' is about.

We are about *fun*, which is number 2!  We make music because of the sheer JOY of making music. AND... when the audience has fun too, that just *nails* it. You give us smiles and nods, foot tapping, and seat dancing and we *have* to up our game. Your listening makes us need to give you our BEST.

Sometime last year, I saw Lucinda Williams in concert, front row. You may know she recently had a stroke, and she did need to be escorted to the mic. She looked really nervous. I decided that she needed to feel really appreciated, and I started, when appropriate, to clap, give her thumbs up, smile, and really *react* to the music. Of course, she tuned right into me, and I think, that really helped her deliver... because she DID, smiling at me and my friend during her whole show.  

I get it. I see people reacting to the music and I HAVE to give it my all. 

I guess I am telling the story because... You go see local acts, right? (I truly hope so)  (SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC)  Give them a little attention. Don't be shy... but do know we see your seat dancing, singing along, toe-tapping. And smiles. We see all that. And you WILL get better out of us. Because we, like you, are human.  You do a better job when you get positive feedback, right?

This weekend... go see some live music. And ENJOY it. We enjoy YOU enjoying our music!!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Saturday, January 21, 2023


What a great sadness...

... to know we will never hear David Crosby again, singing live with Graham Nash and Stephen Stills (and sometimes Neil Young). 48 hours ago, when I first heard the news, I did not believe it. A brief internet search turned up a scam site that said it was not true, relieving my mind. My friends and I were cautiously optimistic, until Graham, then Stephen wrote heartfelt statements about his passing. 

It was true.

I never was a big fan of David's solo work, but his harmonies with everyone he ever sang with were perfection. I wasn't crazy about his songs, overall preferring a faster beat, but I have to admit, he created these lovely, flowing soundscapes with his music that takes you to another place.  I did not appreciate his opinionated ways, but I have to credit him for always being forthright and speaking his mind. And, in every interview, all the time, he focused on the healing power of MUSIC. There is a lot there to respect. 

I think the world is a little less bright today because he is gone. I will miss him. RIP David Crosby.
Jam a little with Jerry, David.