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Rick Flowers & Amalgam -X

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Rick Flowers is a singer-songwriter based in Madison, Wisconsin. His music blends elements of soul, pop, folk, funk, and jazz, and his soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics have earned him a growing following. Ricks work as the cowriter and producer on the Rob Dz Experience album, Soul Anthems, received critical acclaim and ranked #12 on the Isthmus top 25 Madison pop albums of all time. (2010). He’s excited to announce that he is close to finishing his new album, ‘The Surrection of Arvon Floroq’. The album will be available on all major streaming platforms soon.
Rick grew up in a musical family and started playing piano and saxophone and writing songs at a young age. Although Rick is well recognized as a premier drummer and he has had the privilege of sharing the stage with notable musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Richard Davis, James Williams, Charles Brown, Mary Stallings, Javon Jackson and Mel Rhyne, Ricks first instrument was the piano. Audiences have been really enjoying Rick’s reacquaintance with the piano, and his creative stylings are like fresh air. His eclectic taste in music is evidenced by the wide variety of the type of songs he writes. He draws inspiration from a wide range of songwriters, from classic icons like John Lennon, Curtis Mayfield and Prince, to songwriting teams like Ashford & Simpson, Elton John & Bennie Taupin. When he’s not writing and recording, Rick loves to perform live and connect with his fans, and it is a joy to watch him perform.

With Rick on Keyboards and vocals, Kevin Carnes on Drums, Chris Mosley on Guitar, and Adam Czerepinski on Bass, Rick acknowledges that he is very fortunate that such a talented group of musicians converged on Madison and joined him in his pursuit of excellence in music.

Chris Mosley on Guitar – Chris, a recent transplant to Madison from Austin Texas, was raised on Folk trained on Jazz and gravitated to songwriting, joined Rick on his musical excursion after meeting Rick at a Coda Café late night jam session. Chris’ musical roots and his well-trained ear make him an excellent musical partner for this very creative group of musicians. These links to some of his discography highlight his virtuosity and variety of musical tastes.

Adam Czerepinski on Bass – Adam Czerepinski was born and raised on the east side of Madison, WI, and after twenty years living on the east coast, once again calls Madison home. A proficient multi-instrumentalist, Adam is a versatile keyboard and bass player, and one of the ok-est trumpet players in town. As a teenager, Adam was awarded a full scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in jazz composition, he continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music where he earned a master’s degree in jazz performance and a doctorate in Jazz Arts Advancement. For more information on Adam check out his webpage https://www.adamcz.com/ or his entertaining YouTube videos https://www.youtube.com/@adamczerepinski

Kevin Carnes, recently relocated to Madison from San Francisco, is a founding member of the Afro-industrial noise ensemble The BeatNigs, the Afro-Jazz Trio the Broun Fellinis, and the punk-industrial improv group U.A.F. He is an in-demand studio musician and teacher whose performance and recording credits include analog/digital drum work for: George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Talking Heads) Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) Shaunna Hall (Four Non-Blondes) Lady Miss Kier (Deee Lite) Michael Henderson (Miles Davis) The Last Poets and more. Carnes has composed four original theatrical scores: San Francisco City Circus (Kamikaze Heart and Echo’s Reach), Tim Barsky’s The Bright River: A Mass Transit Tour of the Afterlife and Marin Theatre Company’s production of August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. He’s also created content for MTV, Macy’s, film and radio. Kevin is a versatile musician comfortable playing Jazz, Rock, Punk, Funk, Reggae, R&B, Electronica and Improvisation.

Ticket: $15 (online or at the door)

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February 8
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm


Cafe Coda
1224 Williamson st
Madison, WI United States