Rick Payne

Biography

Rick Payne is an established acoustic blues guitarist with many national and international tours to his credit. He has become especially well known for his authentic acoustic blues finger picking, in the many traditional styles of the blues including delta blues, piedmont, ragtime and slide and has recorded several albums of this kind.

Often compared with Ry Cooder, slide guitar maestro Rick Payne’s performances have taken him to prime time TV, to festivals and theatres throughout the UK and on tour to Europe, USA, Scandinavia and Greek Islands. He has provided music to a number of major TV productions, for programmes on Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. He has also featured on The Paul Jones and Mike Harding's show on BBC Radio 2.

Rick has recorded a number of CDs, including the noted ‘Blue River Blues’ for Bennett House Records California.
New CD - Radio City Blues now available CD or download

Reviewers have described his sound as: heart wrenching and passionate, delicate and scorching, seriously brilliant, totally absorbing and spellbindingly evocative with raw and fiery vocals to match.

As a teacher he has written and facilitated many courses and guitar workshop style sessions, teaching the art of Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Rev Garry Davis, Django, Ry Cooder and many more.

Where to find Rick Payne online


Where to buy in print


Books

Rick Payne's Fingerstyle Guitar Anthology.
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
Play a great selection of original and especially arranged tunes for fingerstyle guitar.
Simply Folk Fingerstyle Guitar
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Folk
Learn to play great folk fingerstyle guitar with Rick Payne.
Rick Payne's Simply Blues Fingerstyle Guitar
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Blues
Play some great fingerstyle blues guitar arranged or composed by master player Rick Payne.
Rick Payne's Simply Ragtime Fingerstyle Guitar
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Composition
Play some great Ragtime fingerstyle tunes especially written or arranged by master player Rick Payne.
Spirit Of The Blues
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Gospel
Learn to play ten great Spiritual and Gospel tunes. The spiritual home of the Blues.
Bottleneck Blues Volume 2
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Exercises
If you enjoyed Bottle Neck Blues Volume 1 then this next course will take you to another level in this magical style. In this volume you can try some some very bluesy intros and outros plus lots more. All exercises and study tunes are supported by video links.
Bottleneck Blues Volume 1
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Blues
Rick Payne's Bottleneck Blues Volume 1 is an essential guide to slide guitar playing. If you want to play like the old bluesmen of the Delta this course is a great starting point. All the exercises are supported by video.
Great British Finger Style Guitar
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Exercises, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
Great British Finger Style Guitar explores the techniques and exercises which give finger style guitar it's distinctive British flavour. Rick Payne guides you through 12 study tunes and exercises which will give you more insight into acoustic guitar playing and hone your finger picking skills. Includes video demonstrations.
Broonzy Blues
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Blues
Broonzy Blues is an instruction manual designed to get you playing like the great Big Bill Broonzy. The manual contains exercises and instrumentals that will give you the skills to play blues finger style in the fantastic Broonzy fashion.
Hooker Blues
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Blues
In this course Rick Payne will be sharing exercises and riffs to explore the ways you can begin to sound just like the great blues player John Lee Hooker. So, settle down, get your foot tapping and let’s play some 'Hooker Blues’. This in depth instruction course includes 11 study tunes in the Hooker style all supported by video.
Let's Django
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
In this course for intermediate players Rick Payne guides you through extensive rhythm and solo exercises all supported by video links for extra demonstration and gets you playing like Django and the Gypsy guitar style.The course Includes seven original tunes especially written in the Django style as well as scale reference charts.
Chord Creative
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
Get creative with all the chords you know and learn more! The chords can be strummed or picked, and I'll give you some of my interpretations on the way. I don't want to get too technical or bogged down with 'chord chemistry' as they say, think of them as ideas to play around with - just a few of the many possibilities. Over 100 video demos with on screen chord diagrams to help you on your way.
Beyond The Delta Slide Guitar
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Blues
Explore a whole range of slide guitar styles and tunings with Rick Payne's 'Beyond The Delta'. The journey begins in the Delta and moves through Texas and Chicago to Hawaii and beyond. The course includes exercises, tips, tunings and tricks that will inspire you to journey even further.
Rick Payne's Blues And Rags Collection
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
This collection of sixteen especially written tunes for the guitar by virtuoso Rick Payne includes both Blues and Ragtime styles. It is aimed at the intermediate player though can appeal to guitarists of all levels. The manual contains video links to all the instrumentals and advice on how to play each one successfully.
Blues Chord Buster
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Blues, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
Learn to play essential chords for blues guitar. The styles in this manual include, Traditional Shuffles, R & B, Delta, Ragtime Blues, Jazz Blues and Contemporary Blues. Each exercise and study tune is supported by a video links which shows on screen chord diagrams and give you extra help in developing your blues chord playing skills.

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