Ric Robertson – Strumming the Soul

Ever wondered how the spiritual practice of music can unfold into an artistic journey of resilience and creativity? Join us as we sit down with Ric Robertson, multi-instrumentalist and member of the Sam Grisman Project, is a musician whose craft goes far beyond the reach of his strings. Ric’s candid revelations offer an intimate glimpse into the soul of a songwriter, as he shares the essence of his upcoming album featuring the evocative “Shellfish Bastard,” and the cherished significance behind “Thinking About You.” It’s not just about the audio adventure; it’s a deep dive into the heart of a creative force in today’s music landscape.

Dive headfirst into the symbiotic dance of friendship and collaboration, where the influence of Sam Grisman shines as a beacon in Ric’s musical evolution. We traverse the delicate tightrope walked by artists in a capitalist world, balancing passion with livelihood. This episode is a treasure trove for those curious about the unseen facets of the music industry and the joy found in genuine connections with fans. Ric’s heartfelt discussion on creating art for its intrinsic value rather than monetary gain is a poignant reminder of the transformative power of staying true to one’s artistic vision.

This session is not just confined to the world of music; it’s an exploration into the realm of visual storytelling as well. Ric shares his foray into animation and stop-motion videos, which have added another layer of depth to his songs like “Carolina Child” and the “Strange World” EP. As we traverse the magical influence of the Grateful Dead and other musical icons, Ric also delves into the excitement of his impending solo tour and the unique energy that only live performances can conjure. Embark on this soul-stirring ride with us as we celebrate the patience, resilience, and passion that fuel a creative life well-lived.

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