Hometown: lynchburg, SC
Born in Washington, D.C., as Richie Harris, "Verbalskillz" began a journey in life which included being a published author, writer and poet. Verbalskillz is a graduate of ST PAUL'S COLLEGE, in Lawrenceville, VA class of 1979. He has studied many forms of theology and theories, his favorite being music theory.
His uncle Bill Harris, a legendary jazz guitarist, and his father SMJ Joseph Harris(US ARMY) an accomplished pianist, both now deceased, laid down the foundation of his musical creativity. His instrument is the pen, in which he has written poetry in many forms and in many different countries.
Now you can hear his poetry and spoken word in his own voice as he expresses the emotional content of the human experience. A former on air personality throughout the southern USA known then as "Sugabear", continues to shine on his upcoming CD entitled "VERBALASITY".
Two years in the making, Verbalskillz with the help DJDADDIO and others have created a musical experience like any other, taking the titled pieces from his two books; MY CLOUDS HAVE WINGS and VISIONS OF ELASTIC OF ELASTIC RAINBOWS. Also in VERBALASITY are some new original pieces never heard or seen before.
Please feel free to check the download of "Sighs of a Butterfly's Kiss", the first single released from the CD.
““Rick Harris' presence in the poetry community is highly admired. His unique style stamps him as one of the elite poets alive.”
From: Author Michelle E Alford on Aug 9, 2011
Author Michelle E Alford - micheal michelle publishing
Flava News: Nice to have you back on the scene...you have been missed. This is new piece is both haunting and beautiful.
With Much Love & Respect”
Lady Flava - FLAVA NEWS
“OMG!!! That is so beautiful! It sent chills all over me. I just listened to it 3 times in a row. You truly have a gift of putting words with music; that truly is so, so beautiful.”
KIM PERSEGHIN MUSIC
“That was BEAUTIFUL Rick. I love it. "Kiss of the Tangerine Moon". You know how much I love, love, love, love, love the PIANO and that SPANISH touch made it even more beautiful. You are very articulate *LOL*”
LOLITA - FACE COMMENTS
"I enjoyed myself sooooo much. Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your show, i'm just sorry that my music could not be played. Anyway you are such a Great Host, and I look forward to the next time. Please keep doing what your doing and Stay Blessed.'
SINGER, SONG WRITER - Bone'
“The comedy show was off the meter!!! Rick aka Verbalskillz opened the show with his EROTIC poetry from his book "My Clouds Have Wings". Rick lit the fire, comedians Ra Ra Bracey, Yappa, Enuff Ced and D-Nic set off the explosion at the Maxx.”
LOIS EPPS - THE MAXX SOCIAL CLUB
"I thoroughly enjoyed your spoken word poetry at the Maxx Social Club last evening. It was awesome. Can't wait to buy your book, "MY CLOUDS HAVE WINGS", and will be looking out for your new novel. Thank you and let me know when you will be reciting again"...Martha Dickey
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