|Rick Spencer is recognized internationally for his work as a
developer and presenter of theme-based historic music programs in
the American Folk tradition. His presentations are
well-researched, informative and highly entertaining.
|Rick Spencer is now a member of the NEST (New England States Touring) Program. Non-profit agencies
in New England (outside of Connecticut)
who hire Rick are eligible for grant money, through the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA),
that will pay up to 50% of his program fee.
For more information on this program please visit these links:
New England Foundation for the Arts
New England States Touring
photo by Marilyn Catasus
I think you have developed an outstanding format. Your
presentations interweave history, musical knowledge, and
fine performances that expand and amplify the cultural
side of history and help our understanding of the events
that shaped our country.
~ Robert Stewart. Suffield, CT Historical Society.
An understanding of history can be gained in a
variety of ways. The perspective of the academic
historian, journalist, politician or author can be
found in the printed resources of the past or in
present day scholarly works. But if we want to
know what the average, everyday people felt or
thought about the cultural, economic or social
events of their day ~ the things we now call
"history," I feel that the most engaging fascinating
and insightful resources are the folk songs, popular
songs and stories that have been left to us from
Video samples of Rick's work are here.