Ric on the Radio

2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month

Eric Cullen, aka "Ric", is a musician and music lover who was raised on FM radio, Beethoven, the Carter Family and Frank Zappa. Born in San Diego, he moved to Sonoma County in 1989 to attend Sonoma State University, earning his b.a. in music in 1991. Since then, he has played in many local bands: Freeloaders, the Vallejo Street Band, Joe Chaplain Band, among many others. He currently plays in Amphora, an all-instrumental smooth and Latin jazz combo. He has also recorded a dozen solo albums and owned or co-owned three independent record labels. His involvement at KRCB is a natural extension of his total love of all aspects of music, from creator, to showman, to fan.

One of the key styles of early rock n roll, Rockabilly combined rock and blues with country, or "hillbilly", music. Rockabilly artists tended to cultivate a wild, "bad boy" image. Some people consider Rockabilly artists to be rock's first punks. Although there have been many revivals throughout the years, we will focus on the original Rockabilly movement, which only lasted from about 1956 to 1960.

This week, Thursday June 8, join Ric on the Radio as we take an Australian Excursion! From the early roots of rock n' roll to the present, the land of the marsupial is home to a wide range of sounds and styles. Whether based in the thick of the cultural mecca, Sydney, or in the isolation of Perth, Australian artists have long cultivated a unique and independent spirit.

This week Ric presents "Deep FM Cuts", a throwback to the days before demographics and playlists (which basically whittled the thousands of songs available to DJs down to about one hundred). Deep album cuts from classic rockers like AC/DC, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Thin Lizzy, Blue Oyster Cult, UFO, Queen, Yes and more! 

Tonight on Ric on the Radio: 90s Aesthetic.