ric hordinski

ric hordinski

Contemporary Arts Center
Friday – Sep 25 – 9:30

Years before Radiohead put Sigur Rós on the map, Ric (pronounced "Rich") Hordinski was painting soundscapes on Over the Rhine records. His instrumental interludes and echo-laden guitar gave the band a rich, layered sound, and may have kept the band from falling headlong into the mid-tempo singer-songwriter abyss.

Since leaving OTR, Ric has appeared on records with David Wilcox, Tony Levin, Bill Kreutzmann, Victor Wooten, Victoria Williams and Robbie Fulks. He's produced award-winning records for a host of folks including Wilcox and Phil Keaggy.

On his own, hiding behind the Monk moniker, he released five independent records that featured alternately the songwriting craft he honed during his eight years in OTR, the ambient guitar that garnered demand as a studio musician and the ear for songcraft that makes him an excellent producer. Ric recieved a grammy nomination in 2003, two cammy awards and a dove award in 2002.