Rick Fischer

When I first heard the sound of the Holy Slow Train
Clanging its steel wheels down the track to my brain
The sigh of a lost soul in its whistle at night
I said "Lord will you wake me when my station's in sight?"

-- from "Holy Slow Train" by Rick Fischer 1953-2012

By day, Rick Fischer was a dedicated family practice physician, but late into the night, he followed his muse wherever it led him.
Music.
Rick was a composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumental musician. His musical styles ranged from traditional country and standards, to his own musical compositions.
Rick at work in his home studio
Rick at work in his home studio
Rick could coax gentle melodic passages lovingly from the soul of an ancient upright piano. he could tame the raving wild thrash of a fuzzed-out electric guitar. For his beloved classic country songs, he'd play a warm acoustic guitar or vibrant piano cadences. His multi-track recordings sometimes feature his own vocals, piano, and guitar simultaneously.
Rick recorded many of his musical journeys, and accumulated a massive archival library over the years, dating from his college days to the year 2012. Tragically, rick died within serveral months of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2012. Before the onset of his illness, Rick created this website, hoping to increase his bookings for music jobs.
Rick at work in his home studio
Rick at work in his home studio
Before his death, Rick decided to make his raw archival recordings available on his web site as well as his collecction of finished pieces. Unfortunately, he did not live to see this dream fully realized. But his sister has decided to continue the work that Rick started, and the 1,993 archival recordings are now available on this web site. Click below on "Enter the Archives".
Please - listen to some of the selections, Rick wanted people to hear his music, and perhaps gain some inspiration to make some music of their own.
Rick at work in his home studio
Click on one of the links below to share Rick's music.
Technical notes: For best results, view this site using Google Chrome browser.
All song titles contain an underlying link which allows you to play the file using your computer's own media player. Firefox and Opera browsers do not support the player icons we use in these pages, so on these you'll have to click on the song title, which should bring up your resident media player.
CONTACT US: We'd like to hear from you about your experience on this site. Also contact us for information about CD recordings of the material on this web site. Tell your friends about this site. And come back often!
email to rickfischermusic@gmail.com