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Rick Fontaine
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Rick Fontaine
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Melodic rock and pop combining the songwriting sensibilities of the Beatles with the guitar nuances of Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, with a little Edge thrown in f
Dallas-based guitar player, singer and writer of weird songs.
Band/artist history
Rick Fontaine (guitars/vocals/synthesizers) was born in 1975 in Fort Huachuca, Arizona. His formative years were spent as an "Army Brat", picking up every year or so to move to another town in another state. By age 10, he had lived in four different U.S. states and spent a year in Germany. On his sixteenth birthday, he received his first guitar- a Travis - one of those guitars "guaranteed not to crack". He took a total of two guitar lessons, cleaning his instructor's toilets as "payment". Needless to say, Rick decided to teach himself. His first real foray into the music business was with Davenport, a band he started along with his high school classmates in Dallas, TX. It would prove to be a pivotal experience. Rick got the "bug", as they say. He knew he finally found something to be passionate about. Davenport ran it's course after 4 years, however, and Rick found himself without a musical outlet. Until, that is, fate brought him to the tiny town of Waxahachie, just south of Dallas. Here he met Eric Jordan, who it turned out, could actually sing and with whom he shared many of the same musical sensibilities. The two wrote songs, formed the band Back To Blue, and released their first E.P., "Forgotten". Four years on, the band is still going strong, having just released their debut full-length CD, "The 13th Day" . You can check them out here: www.backtoblue.net or their Soundclick page, soundclick.com/backtoblue
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Rick is currently performing around the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.
Your musical influences
The Beatles, The Edge, Steve Howe, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Johnny Marr
What equipment do you use?
For drums, I use Sony's Mick Fleetwood Total Drumming ACID loops. For guitars, I use a Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster, Epiphone Casino, Epiphone Les Paul Junior, Alvarez-Yairi DY45, Alvarez AJ60SC12 12 string, and Epiphone Performer ME. For synth sounds, I use a Roland XP-30. For bass, I call my buddy ;)
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