Rick McKay's career has spanned the last 3 decades and although he remains a comparative unknown, he has achieved an astounding number of his personal goals and remains to this day a very active musician and performer. His influences range from Elvis, Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent, to Rodney Crowell, Garth Brooks and Dwight Yoakam. He has made a name for himself in both rock 'n' roll and country music circles and even landed a record deal in Nashville where he lived during the early 1990's.
"Beggars Can Be Choosy" was originally recorded between October 1988 and September 1989. It features some of the earliest songwriting work by Rick McKay and includes songs that have remained popular requests in his live shows today. The title track was adapted from a poem written about him by his mother.
Also included in this collection is Rick's version of "The Boy Who Dared To Rock", which was the opening number in "Forever Elvis", a theatre production which toured throughout the 1980's and in which Rick played a young Elvis Presley at the beginning of his career.