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Rick Glaze: Press

Shelly Water's recording of "Red Hot Red" knocks it out of the park.  Shelly and I wrote it in 2016.  Here is an excerpt.  

“I had written with fellow songwriter Rick Glaze several times before.  During one of our sessions in his writing studio in Nashville, he suggested a hook line of “I’ll turn your blue blood red,” she recalls of the song’s origins.  “I asked him to tell me more about it.  He said he was dating a girl a few years ago in Nashville who was brought up in privileged and high society… sometimes referred to as a ‘blue blood.’  As things go in romance, Rick proclaimed he was going to turn her blue blood red.  I caught right on to the idea and couple hours later, ‘Red Hot Red’ was done,” 

Praise for Anegada Caribbean Breeze

"Jimmy Buffett may have a massive following, but Rick Glaze is a fresh breeze, bringing sailing music to the outside world. From rock-ballad melodies like "The Purple River" to the poetic introspective look at middle age creeping up in "Over," his music resonates, even if the water isn't lapping at the side of your boat." (see the whole article at the web site indicated)

Whether it’s in the blustery San Francisco Bay or the warm waters of the Caribbean, when Rick sails, he’s jotting down sailing lingo and observations, many of which make it into his songs. Don’t have a trip planned to the islands anytime soon? Inspired by books, trips, sailing and his home in the Bay area, Rick’s music transports you to sailing destinations without ever leaving home.

- Sailing magazine (Aug 1, 2010)

Anegada is a poetic name he fell in love with it before he’d ever set eyes on the remote reef island. With his first experience sailing on a close reach from Virgin Gorda to Anegada, the fiery-red sunset and enormous lobsters inspired not just the CD, but the track “Anegada.”

American Sailing Journal (Sep 15, 2010)

Praise for "Silicon Cowboy"

"One of the best country albums I've heard this year because of its blend of traditional and tongue-in-cheek flavors. It's daring, but not suicidal, and deserves to find its mark"
--MusicDish Industry e-Journal

"It's no wonder Glaze is drawn to Country. He grew up outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and earned a master's from Vanderbilt University, just down the road from Nashville's Music Row. Once he got his feet on the ground professionally Glaze resumed a lifelong shadow career as a musician and songwriter."
--Electronic Engineer Times (EE Times)

"And Swing Shift thinks he's not half bad, if you like Willie Nelson. We do".
--San Jose Mercury News

"The Rick Glaze Band took the stage and blew the audience away. I am amazed at how the three of them get such a full robust sound. And the harmonies are great. I especially like that new song, 'Cool Nights in Santa Cruz'."
--A Fan from San Francisco

"My Dot Com, Virtual Love, and Oscar Hammerstein, comment on the darker side of the Internet culture that had people coming in droves to Silicon Valley in search of easy money. The lyrics convey humor and wit; but delivered with Glaze's earnest singing, they come across as melancholy too."
--Los Altos Town Crier
(Los Altos, California)

"Rick's voice sounds like a younger Tom Petty, and definitely Country (minus the fiddle and strangled guitar sound). The guy sang and wrote songs in Nashville for years. Now based on his western skin probably, 3 of 12 songs here have sprouted definite Silicon Valley wings."
--MusicDish Industry e-Journal

"My dot-com done come and gone
The wheels came off and it didn't take long
All that venture capital's spent
And our Web site didn't even make a cent.
--Lyrics to "My Dot-Com" by Silicon Valley songwriters Rick Glaze and David Pace."
--St. Petersburg Times

"Well the balance sheet-balladeer has finally hit it big."
--San Jose Mercury News

"Glaze weighs in on life in Silicon Valley, filtered through his country-western sensibilities fostered growing up outside Nashville. from Oscar Hammerstein: Oscar's IPO went out without a hitch/the stock shot to 200 just like a rocket ship/he put $7 million in a little bungalow/he bought two BMW's and a Cottage in Tahoe. Another standout track is Beach Down in the Islands, with lyrics influenced by The Pelican Brief and featuring a rumbling rhythm with some tasteful steel guitar playing."
--Los Altos Town Crier
(Los Altos, California)

"Glaze has written a number of songs since his CD came out a little more than a year ago. They include other songs about local places such as Dumbarton Bridge and Cool Nights in Santa Cruz."
--EE Times
Press Clips (Feb 12, 2008)