Rick Rowan

Rick Rowan

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Pop - Easy Listening | San Francisco, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 3,270   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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My Simple Plan

As a young man, Rick quickly came to the startling realization that he had absolutely no marketable skills to help him successfully navigate his way in the modern world. How would he survive, he wondered? What would he do? Rick pondered the situation long and hard.

One night it hit him - songwriting! How hard could it be, he reasoned, to write a song and get it to a major recording artist, who would then record it, release it, and have an international hit with it? It sounded simple enough. And from that point on, Rick thought, wouldn't it just be a matter of waiting for the royalty check to arrive?

The plan was so obvious Rick only wondered why it hadn't occurred to him before. He chuckled to himself. Well, Rick thought, he couldn't fault himself. After all, probably no one else had ever thought of it, either. And so, satisfied that he was armed with a sound plan of action, Rick bought a guitar and set off to make his fortune. Details to follow.

Bridge To Nowhere - Sheet Music

The piano sheet music for Bridge To Nowhere is available for $3.00 USD. Payment is voluntary, but I will include a free high-quality MP3 of the song with every purchase of the sheet music! Email me for details at rick.rowan@yahoo.com and put "Bridge" in the Subject line.

Biography

Songwriter/Producer/Musician Rick Rowan was originally signed by Barton Music (publishers of many classic songs) when he arrived in Los Angeles in the 1980s.

Moving to Nashville a few years later, Rick co-wrote with several #1 hit country songwriters. His songs have been recorded by major label acts, and have been featured on numerous TV shows.

Now back in California, Rick has recently released LOST AND FOUND. Written and produced by Rick, this collection of melodic instrumental pop music features performances by some of the music industry's finest session players, including Robert Berry, Kevin Harris, Larry Cohn and Barry Fasman -- studio musicians who have recorded with Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Dan Fogelberg, Burt Bacharach, Julio Igesias, Diana Ross, Billy Joel, George Benson, and many others.

Besides Barton Music, Rick has written for several music publishing companies in the past (including Famous Music, Pride Music, Welk Music, and Chappell Music). Rick now has his own independent music publishing company, Colella Songs (ASCAP).



RICK ROWAN: Lost And Found

Latest Music News!

BRIDGE TO NOWHERE was heard recently on The Daily Show on Comedy Central!

LATER THAN YOU THINK (SOLO PIANO) was heard on Biography: Caroline Kennedy, on A&E.

LATER THAN YOU THINK aired on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

LOST AND FOUND (SOLO PIANO) was used on VH1, on Best Week Ever.

BRIDGE TO NOWHERE (SOLO PIANO) aired on an episode of Delocated. The episode is called Decoys.

A LONG TIME AGO aired on Picking Up The Pieces on HGTV. The episode is entitled Rebuilding Hope.

TO YOU (SOLO PIANO) was heard on The Gastineau Girls on the E! Entertainment Network.

I CAN'T PRETEND ANYMORE aired on Ready For The Weekend, on the USA Network.

LOST AND FOUND (SOLO PIANO) can be found behind P. Diddy on MTV's The Best Of Making The Band II. The show is also available on DVD.

WHEN IT'S OVER was played on an episode of What's Hot! What's Cool! on the Food Network.

LATER THAN YOU THINK was also found on Catastrophe: Pan Am 103, which aired on MSNBC.

Additionally, Rick's music has been heard on numerous shows on CMT, E! Network, Animal Planet, The Learning Channel, Soapnet and Style.

YOU DID IT AGAIN (co-written with Dave Gillon) was recorded and released on RCA Records by a country band called The Texas Vocal Company.

Currently, Rick is feverishly writing the follow-up to Lost And Found. And when he's not writing, he's in the studio badgering musicians until they play the songs the right way! And when he's not recording, he's napping or eating chocolate cake.

Influences

Bob Dylan, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Beatles, Maynard G. Krebs, Joni Mitchell, Woody Allen, Burt Bacharach, Stan Musial, Paul Simon, Charles Bukowski, Keith Jarrett and little chocolate donuts,

Additional Links

www.youtube.com/rickrowan

www.itunes.com/rickrowan

www.reverbnation.com/rickrowan

www.myspace.com/rickrowan


Rave Reviews!

"Rick Rowan's instrumentals bring Burt Bacharach solo albums to mind. Melodic and classic pop influences."
- Nick Dedina
Listen.com

"The greatest music ever created since man first crawled up out of the primordial sludge and grabbed a guitar!"
- A Nonymous

"Just the right amount of notes!"
- A notable person

"It's like music to my ears!"
- B Bunny