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 Bluegrass Band


                  THE BASHFUL BROTHERS

 The Bashful Brothers have been delighting audiences for 20 years with their unique blend of Cowboy, Bluegrass, Folk, Celtic, Pop and Old time music! They are Riders in the Sky, The Boys of the Lough, The Soggy Bottom Boys (O', Brother Where Art Thou?) The Everly Brothers, The Stanley Brothers, and the Kingston Trio all in one!

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

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 late 1980s 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, 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 and dobro player 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 Times a Coming.

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

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