October brings thoughts of Halloween, so what more appropriate song to feature
than, you guessed it,
a country waltz written with Kent Newsome in the late 1990s.
This recording from Rick's
Halloween digital single
features Hans Van Even on guitars.
We've got a new web address. While the rickpaul.info domain will still be active, we'll be using rickpaulmusic.com as our primary domain name from this point forward.
The content is still the same, though -- at least for the time being. Who knows what the future may bring.
Rick's recordings are now available for listening on
You can now listen to all of Rick's
independently released music on
This site had a major facelift and technology overhaul
(moving to HTML5 and removing frames and Flash use)
with its October 1, 2012 update. If you find any problems
or have any feedback on the updated site,
give a virtual shout.
All of Rick's independent releases are now available at
most with "name your own price" pricing.
Archives of product reviews and other articles
Rick wrote for the CakewalkNet.com e-zine
between 2002 and 2009 are now available on the
Forty articles are available for free download
in PDF format.
"Halloween" was featured on Country Dreams Radio's
Halloween 2010 show, which is syndicated on radio stations in Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Vermont.
Rick's latest digital single, Like a Lover Would was
released on October 1st and is now available at
iTunes, and other stores. Please
check the Store page for the latest list
A fragment of
is being featured in an iPhone app called
released during Summer 2010.
This musical game, designed by Viratech, a music and technology company based in Russia,
helps users improve their rhythm by positioning blocks to build a structure
according to the rhythms tapped on the screen.
Rick's There's a Chair digital single was
released on August 1, 2010 and is now available at
and other stores. Please
check the Store page for the latest list
Rick was interviewed in March 2010 by Vadim Efanov of Russian music and
technology company Virartech. The interview was conducted by e-mail
in English, but the interview was
published in Russian
for Virartech's readers. You can read the original English language
"Sydney's Coolest Country"
radio show on 2RRR, 88.5 FM
in Sydney, Australia played
"The Day After the Day After Christmas"
in December 2009.
Love Holds On
album was reviewed in October 2009 by Janet Goodman
of Music News Nashville.
Rick's first full-length album,
Love Holds On
was released in July 2009.
page for the latest list of outlets carrying the
CD, digital downloads, and lead sheets for songs from the album.
Rick teamed up with Beverly Bremers
("Don't Say You Don't Remember") for
2-song, 5-track set of duets entitled
Make Me Feel,
released in September 2008. Besides the title
song (written with Alexei Ustinov), the release
includes the Bremers/Paul song
"Unsaid", along with several remixes by
Viratech, a Russian production team headed by
Alexei Ustinov. The release is now available
and in most popular
Rick's punk-flavored, anti-spam rant single,
was released in late August 2008, and is available for
Rick's pop/rock recording of
the traditional hymn
"Onward, Christian Soldiers"
was released in June 2008 on the Goodnight Kiss Records album,
ALTARnative Music: Songs of Christian Faith,
which is available now via
CD Baby, and
among others (see the Store for the latest list of e-tailers).
The album includes 12 modern adaptations of traditional hymns by artists in a variety of styles.
"Make Me Feel", written with Russian composer Alexei Ustinov, is being used to demonstrate Vocaloid
(software-based virtual singer technology from Yamaha) products and technology by PowerFX and Jasmine Music Technology.
You can hear new Vocaloid virtual singers, Big Al and Sweet Anne, perform a clip of the song at
The January 9, 2007 installation of Mister B's Jukebox, on the Mo Power Radio Show on
WPMD (Norwalk, California), featured
Rick's recording of the Rick Paul/Mike Parker song,
"The Day After the Day After Christmas".
Rick's 4-original song Christmas EP, That Time of Year was
released in late November 2006. It is available
most popular digital download stores.
recording of the Rick Paul/Kent Newsome song,
hit number two on
Norwegian Country Radio
in December 2006.
Internet and terrestrial radio stations playing songs from Rick's
That Time of Year EP
during December 2006 included
Live365.com's Newgrass, Prog & More! station,
The congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church
in Frankfort, Michigan sang Rick's adaptation of
"The Lord's Prayer" during their weekly drama services
during Summer 2006. The music for this service was led by church pianist, Cherie Hockenberger.
Rick's recordings of "Santa's Best"
and "It Started in a Manger"
were played on Rick Cupoli's
radio show on WEJF 90.3 FM
in Palm Bay, Florida during the 2005 Christmas season.
The DeltaWav show is also carried by 99.1 KSKB in Brooklyn, Iowa
and 90.9 KLOX in Creston, Iowa.
Rodger Moore's recording of the Rodger Moore/Rick Paul song
"Exactly What You Bring",
is featured in the February 2005 video documentary
- Asperger's Syndrome.
The video depicts a family's experience with a child who has
Asperger's syndrome, and is designed to help parents and teachers
learn how they can help children with this disorder.
Rick's recording of "The Lord's Prayer"
was played on Rick Cupoli's
radio show on WEJF 90.3 FM in Palm Bay, Florida during Fall 2004.
Back in 2003, Nominjin,
an extremely talented 14 year old pop singer from Mongolia,
recorded the Rick Paul/Suzanne Wanvig song
"All I Need to Know"
in Los Angeles.
During the first quarter of 2004, Nominjin's radio-only release of that recording
has played in frequent rotation on all 12 of Mongolia's FM radio stations.
Her January 2004 video of the song has also played on prime time TV in Mongolia,
and was the first English language music video to be featured there.
Nominjin's recording was among the top 4 most requested songs on multiple radio stations,
and her video was number 5 for the month of February 2004 on Mongolia's
The Michael J. Parker/Rick Paul song
"A Rainy Day"
was signed to a single song publishing deal
Pitchy Women Music (ASCAP)
in February 2004.
Five of Rick's songs were signed to single song publishing deals
Pitchy Women Music (ASCAP)
Norwegian alternative country singer
Paul Johansen's album,
Gone with the Wind
was released in February 2003.
It includes recordings of Rick's
"If I Could Turn the Hands of Time"
the Kent Newsome/Rick Paul collaboration
Paul's recording of "Loser's Rodeo"
was the most played song of 2003 on the
Grenselaus Country radio show on Norway's
Rick's rock recording of
in a Manger"
was released in November 2002
on the Volunteer Records album,
Ho Ho Ho Spice. The double CD album,
which benefits Hospice, includes "alternative-ish" recordings
from 49 artists, including Klark Kent (featuring Stewart
Copeland of The Police), Better Than Ezra, NRBQ, Graham
Parker (duet with Nona Hendryx), and many more.
In December 2001, Thomas Blankenstein, a singer from Germany
performed an early draft of Rick's "Help Us
Understand" at his vocal recital at
Kammerkonzertsaal des August-Everding-Kulturzentrums in Bottrop, Germany.
You can hear a recording of that live performance by Thomas,
who also goes by the name Skyliner, on
Rick's recording of "Help
Us Understand" was played on the air on
Hope FM, Esperance, Western Australia during
In April 2001, Brandi
Ward, a young country singer from
Scottsville, Kentucky, performed the Nancy Albers/Rick
Paul song "Little
Child Lost" to a crowd of 1797 bikers at
the Bikers 4 Kids benefit in Arp,
Texas. Brandi also performed the song at
additional Bikers 4 Kids benefits in Arkansas and
Missouri during Summer 2001.
Forever Is (The Legend of the Sleeping Beauty),
a musical comedy in which Rick has two songs
("Mirror, Mirror" and "Wilda's
Haunting", both written with Steve West, who
also wrote the script for the show), opened
February 9, 2001, for six performances, in a
production by the American Music Stage at the
Ernst Theater, Northern Virginia Community
College, Annandale, Virginia.
The Vic Michener/Rick Paul song "Portadown Rain"
placed 4th in Celtic category of the 2000 Just
Plain Folks Song Awards.
In June 1999, Rick's publishing company, Closet
Cowboy Music, was elected to Publisher Membership
Beth Singer, a young
country singer from Wolf Creek, Oregon, released
the Rick Paul/Nelda Sisk song, "It's Not Enough",
on her Live While I Can album in May
1999. The track received European airplay.
The Altarmen & Julie,
a gospel group based in Shallotte, North Carolina
released Rick's song, "It
Started in a Manger", as the title cut
on their 1998 Christmas album. The group's
recording of the song was also released to radio
in November of 1998 on the Vision Quest Music
Group's multi-artist CD compilation, Praises
to the Babe in the Manger.