Coal Fest 2019

We love hometown festivals. It was a beautiful day in Parrish, Alabama for the Coal Fest. The aroma of vendor foods made it hard to concentrate on playing. The crowd was welcoming. We’re excited about the festival season which is getting underway.

Please consider going and to support local music. Thanks to Bob Keefe and Nicole Smith for the pictures.

Here’s their story

Rick & Jilda have performed at the Muscle Shoals Songwriter Showcase, Napa Valley Folk Festival, Montgomery Jubilee Fest, They’ve also performed at the Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival, Daniel Day Art Gallery, Berkeley Bob's Coffee House, Just Folks Coffee House, Legal Grounds Coffee House, and Local Color, the Black Creek Festival, Jasper Arts Festival, The Comer Museum in Sylacauga, Emma’s Tea Room, Huntsville, Opelika Unplugged, the Frog Level in Fayette, The Bankhead House in Jasper, and the Frog Festival in Sumiton.

They opened for the late John Stewart (Day Dream Believer), Dan Crary (in Ireland,) The Kingston Trio, and Three on a String.

Their songs have been used in corporate videos, independent films and plays.

A song they co-wrote with Nashville songwriter Marty Rainone, The Night a Country Star Was Born, (recorded by Lamar Morris) charted for 2 weeks at #1 on the European Country Charts, three others have charted in the top 20 on ICC in Europe.

Their song Bright Side (co-written with Tracy Reynolds) has aired on a MTV Reality Show in Canada.

They currently have songs playing in Australia and the UK as well.

Rick and Jilda live on a small farm. He is retired from AT&T and currently works as a writer/columnist for several newspapers in north central Alabama. Jilda is a yoga instructor at an addiction center.