Guitar Farm is the latest guitar oriented instrumental release from the artist Rikk Beatty. Rikk is a 20 year guitar veteran with many other instrumental albums out. Rikk is endorsed by companies such as Ibanez guitars, Dean Markley Strings, Dimarzio pickups, cables, and straps, Digitech, Scott Dixon amplifiers and cases, and In Tune Guitar Picks. He is a full time guitar clinician for Digitech and travels coast to coast in the USA doing over 180 guitar clinics a year plus plays and tours with his band (The Rikk Beatty Band).
Rikk is currently signed to Maurice the Fish Records and this album is the first album to be released under that label. From the acoustic tracks like "Burning Daylight" to the hard hitting tracks like "Power and Light" every person with an appreciation for instrumental guitar music will find something they enjoy. Rikk has been featured in magazines such as Premier Guitar, Mix Magazine, and his music has been on local stations as well as worldwide.
If "Guitar Farm" is your first album you are getting from Rikk, it won’t be your last. And if you already have the rest of his catalog then you have been waiting anxiously for the release of this album for some time!
So check out "Guitar Farm" from Rikk Beatty and see what everyone has been talking about!!!
"In a world of musicians trying to be original Rikk does not have to try, he is. And the crowds love him!" -- Scott Cossu (Windham Hill and ALU recording artist)
"Man and machine converge into one mind blowing album!!" (for the album Pointing at the Moon)
-- Eddie Kolesar EKG custom guitars
"Instrumental guitar rock "Re-Loaded" Rikk’s sound is like Steve Vai's Passion and Warfare meets Joe Satriani's Engines of Creation!!" -- Random Productions
“Rikk Beatty is a “guitarist’s guitarist” and is known to shred the frets in the likes of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani.” -- The Olympian Newspaper
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GUITARIST PROVES THERE IS STILL A PLACE FOR PROWESS
We admit it. We are "Art Rock" or progressive music fans (but our CD collection is probably about as weird as yours!) As such, anything with a certain technical element to the music is sometimes a welcome respite from the passion of a good three chord punk show.
Guitarist Rikk Beatty from Olympia WA would fully admit to being one of those "guitar geeks". You know..... the kind of guy that SLEEPS with his guitar, is a genuine gear hound, and can play flight of the bumblebee for breakfast. As the winner of the Seattle Wa store Guitar Center bet guitarist champion, he does indeed "burn" (check out a video of him at his site www.rikkbeatty.com), but it is his dedication to his craft that is more inspiring than his amazing playing. With goals ranging from music soundtracks, to clinics and performances for his endorser EKG guitars, Rikk has a full plate of cool things going on around the release of his current solo CD. Kit and Katie say ROCK... and check Rikk out.