Rick Zeek has been a fixture in the Santa Cruz area acoustic music scene for many years, most often appearing with his partner, Rhan Wilson, in one of the several groups they formed over the years. These days you can see Rick playing his acoustic guitar and singing his own renditions of well-loved Americana and country covers (particularly excellent versions of Neil Young songs), plus his own heartfelt originals, with his latest band, Jazz the Dog, which includes Rhan Wilson, Patti Maxine, and Michael Westendorp. They play "a unique mix of Americana, originals, soul, and sometimes oddly rearranged cover tunes. Slow and steady, fast and pumpin', groovin' on a Sunday afternoon - these four keep it 'in the moment', improvising as they go".
Rick has recently released some new songs on CD Baby. (Check out his music link here on the website).
He also is finishing up a gospel CD, to be released in 2020. (See link to Gospel CD Project).
Rick co-produced “An Altared Christmas" and other "Rhan Wilson Presents" shows together with Rhan, and was part of the “Treasure Team”, one of three artists that brought life to Treasures Roadhouse, a performance and rehearsal venue in Corralitos.
In addition to performing, Rick has been Stage Manager for many Santa Cruz shows including the Planet Cruz Comedy Show.