A guitarist and vocalist, Rich grew up hanging out in
the basements, garages and venues of Chicago listening
to local bands, and has always been passionate about a
great performance of hard-driving rock. Working at Wrigleyville's legendary music venue Metro/Smart Bar,
he was turned on to thousands of live acts with
as much in common as they were unique. Great
bands, great sound, all in an intimate setting;
he draws from all of those experiences when he
takes the stage with his Stratocaster.
He currently fronts his own power-trio Zielin, and is the vocalist for Bridge of Sighs: a Tribute to Robin Trower.
His previous bands include San Antonio's Amplifyd,
and Austin's Grissomhill. Influenced by all styles
of music, some of the guitarists he admires the most
include Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, and David Gilmour. Some of his favorite vocalists are Eddie Vedder, James Dewar, and Elvis Presley.
on the 2013 Dan Gonzalez Band CD
"Long Way Down"
Lead Guitar on"Something We Used To Do"
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BRIDGE OF SIGHS:
A Tribute To Robin Trower
In addition to his band Zielin, Rich is the vocalist for
Austin-based Bridge of Sighs: a Tribute to Robin Trower
During 2007-2008, Rich was the lead guitarist for GrissomHill
Wasted Days (written by Russ Grissom & Scott Hill)
Mom & Dad (written by Russ Grissom & Scott Hill)
Wildflower Lane (written by Russ Grissom & Scott Hill)
During 2002-2006, Rich was the guitarist for the band Amplifyd (previously known as Blennd). In 2003, Blennd won the First Annual Original Music Battle of the Bands at Shade Tree Saloon & Grill in Spring Branch, Texas.
Warren Hammonds - Bass
Deon Clark - Vocals / Drums
Brothers (written by Warren Hammonds)