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Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and also having lived in Atlanta, GA, Los Angeles, CA, and New York City, Rick currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Rick began playing the guitar at age 11 and was playing professionally at age 15, and teaching professionally at age 16. Rick has played over 3,000 Rock, Blues, Jazz and Funk gigs throughout parts of the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Cuba over the last 26 years for crowds of up to 10,000 people.
A Graduate of Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA., Rick has studied with Paul Gilbert (Racer X, Mr. Big, solo), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Mike Ward (The Wallflowers, Ben Harper, John Hiatt, School of Fish), Scott Henderson (Tribal Tech, solo), Nick Nolan, Norman Brown, Paul Hanson, Russ Parish (Fight), Bruce Bouillett (Racer X), Gary Hoey, Steve Trovato, and Keith Wyatt. Outside of Musicians Institute Rick has continued his studying with Iconoclastic Guitarist David “FuZe” Fiuczynski (Screaming Headless Torsos, KiF, Hiromi, solo).
Rick Stack's music is a distinctive and exciting blend of Jazz, Rock, and Funk with influences from Indian, Middle Eastern, and Latin music. The resulting sound transports the listener with intoxicating grooves, unique compositions, and melodic and passionate guitar playing. Rick's debut solo album “Reconstruction”, features 12 new songs written, arranged and produced by Stack.