LATEST NEWS -- BRIDGE TO NOWHERE was used on a recent episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, on Comedy Central. A LONG TIME AGO was heard on Biography: Vera Wang, on the Biography Channel. LATER THAN YOU THINK aired recently on The Oprah Winfrey Show. LOST AND FOUND (SOLO PIANO) was featured on VH1's Best Week Ever. Rick's music has also been featured on numerous shows on MTV, Animal Planet, CMT, the Food Network, Style, and many more!
Upon his arrival in Los Angeles back in the 80s, songwriter/producer Rick Rowan was quickly signed by Barton Music (publishers of many classic songs recorded by Frank Sinatra and others).
Moving to Nashville a few years later, Rowan co-wrote with several #1 hit country songwriters. His song YOU DID IT AGAIN (co-written with Dave Gillon) was recorded by The Texas Vocal Company and released on RCA Records.
Now back in Los Angeles, Rowan has recently released LOST AND FOUND. Written, produced and arranged by Rick, this collection of melodic pop songs features performances by some of the recording industry's finest session players, including Larry Cohn, Robert Berry, Kevin Harris 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.
It was recorded at Foz Sound (Kenny G, Brenda Russell, Pat Benatar, Don Johnson & Stephen Stills) and Theta Sound Studios (Isaac Hayes, Ray Manzarek of the Doors) in Los Angeles. It was "mastered" by Nancy Matter, of Moonlight Mastering, Burbank, CA, a long-established mastering engineer at Walt Disney Co.
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 publishing company, Colella Songs (ASCAP).
"Rick Rowan's instrumentals bring Burt Bacharach solo albums to mind.... Melodic and classic pop influences."