The Old-Time Herald Volume 13, Number 5

The Human Banjo Player
By Sam Bartlett and Abby Ladin
Portrait of Rick Good by Greg Dearth


Rick Good is a six-foot-six native of Dayton, Ohio. He has lived in the hamlet of Spring Valley for over 40 years, quietly and unassumingly playing and composing music for the banjo. In the summer of 2012, Rick released a career retrospective CD, The Human Banjo Player. The material, far-reaching and eclectic, is not intended to be a lesson, rather a happy, lucid musical dream mirroring Rick’s 48 years of devotion to this instrument.

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