The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68089 Message #1142312
Posted By: GUEST,Bill Garrett
21-Mar-04 - 12:05 PM
Thread Name: Rick Fielding's passing. (March 20, 2004)
Subject: Rick Fielding's passing.
Our friend Rick Fielding passed away Saturday evening March 20th. after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.
Originally a native of Montréal, Quebec, Rick was smitten by folk and blues music as a teenager.. He later moved to Toronto and in a career that spanned over thirty years toured extensively throughout Canada, Great Britain and the United States.
He recorded albums for Folk Legacy and Borealis. and happily managed to finish his latest album "Acoustic Workshop" while struggling with his illness.
Apart from touring and playing his own music Rick taught acoustic techniques on guitar, banjo, mandolin and dulcimer, ran workshops on songwriting and professional development for musicians, did custom leather work, and hosted the radio show Acoustic Workshop on CIUT-FM 89.5.
Above all Rick was a giving person as a performer. teacher and friend.He will be missed deeply by all who knew him.
A celebration of Rick's life and music will probably take place in late spring. We'll post more information here as it becomes available.