Rick performs entertaining and enlightening music and history programs

Rick Pickren performs the very finest in music and history programs for Libraries, Seniors, Historical Societies, Schools and Museums.

The Bashful Brothers


                  THE BASHFUL BROTHERS

 The Bashful Brothers have been delighting audiences
for over 30 years with their unique blend of 
bluegrass, folk, cowboy, Celtic, pop and old time music!
They are Riders in the Sky, Lonesome River Band,
The Everly Brothers, The Clancy Brothers 
and the Kingston Trio all in one!

For over seven years, the Bashful Brothers performed the Sunday bluegrass brunch 
at the legendary Black Hawk Lodge in Chicago.

       "Your Music Was A True Compliment To My Dinner Party" Oprah Winfrey

Click To Sample The Bashful Brothers CD:  Goin' South

"Rick Pickren is a prolific songwriter whose material 
is filled with solid metaphors and crisp thought."
Bluegrass Unlimited
 *  Lead singer/guitarist Rick Pickren, a star of the musical 
Pump Boys and Dinettes, led back-to-back winners in the Marlboro Country Talent Roundup and opened the tour at Allstate Arena two years in a row.
As an actor, Rick has been featured on Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, 
Empire, Early Edition, ER, The Untouchables, Turks
and in the films Major League, While You Were Sleeping and U.S. Marshals.

*  Tom Boyd is the long time banjo, dobro player and vocalist for 
The Dry Branch Fire Squad. Tom also played with Larry Sparks for many years.
His exquisite singing can be heard on the classic, Christmas Time's a Coming.

*  Mandolinist Drew Carson has performed, toured and recorded with Special Consensus Bluegrass band. A well known and respected authority on Martin Guitars,
his articles are often featured in many guitar publications.

*  Bassist and vocalist Malcolm Ruhl is an original member and musical director for 
Pump Boys & Dinettes. Malcolm is a talented composer, multi-instrumentalist, 
  theater music director and much sought after conductor and arranger. 


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