Rick Steinau – Bass and Vocals
Favorite Steely Dan Songs: Dr. Wu & Third World Man. A self-taught musician, Rick has been developing his craft and gaining experience in a variety of styles for nearly forty years. From classic rock and top 40, through contemporary Christian originals and the coffee house scene, to high-profile tribute acts, Rick has been performing throughout New England and along the East coast, sharing the stage with national acts such as Foghat, Confederate Railroad and Phil Vassar.
Rick’s influences span the history of “modern” music, beginning with the 1960s British Invasion bands. Soon, Rick’s tastes came to include the experimental sounds of the late ’60s psychedelic bands (Jefferson Airplane, Doors, Iron Butterfly). Rick firmly embraced the progressive side of 1970’s rock (Yes, Genesis, Moody Blues), finally settling into the jazz and funk styles popularized by Steely Dan, EW&F and Chic.