Rick Derringer will be live in concert next Saturday at the Canyon Lake Lodge. The Nov. 4 concert is the final concert in the POA’s 2017 “Concerts at the Lodge” series. Concert-goers can look forward to an up-close performance and a Meet and Greet with the artist.
Tickets are $30 for general admission; $55 for VIP tickets. Tickets can be purchased on the POA website at canyonlakepoa.com and in person at the POA office.
Rick Derringer is a rock and blues Grammy award-winning producer and entertainer. He’s released 14 studio albums, three compilation albums and six live albums.
Rick, born Ricky Dean Zehringer in Fort Recovery, Ohio, started his musical career at an early age. He started his first band, “Rick Z Combo,” at the age of 15. By age 17, Rick was the lead guitarist and singer for The McCoys, who in 1965 recorded the smash hit “Hang On Sloopy.” Rick adopted his stage name at this time, inspired by the Bang Records logo which featured a Derringer pistol.
In 1969, Rick joined Johnny and Edgar Winter and in 1971 was featured on three hit records. He was the guitar player and producer of the hit album “They only come out at night,” which featured the number one Grammy-nominated monster hits “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride.”
Throughout the 70s and 80s, Rick appeared on numerous albums and toured with Alice Cooper, Richie Havens, Todd Rundgren, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, Barbra Streisand and Kiss. Rick also produced records for Weird Al Yankovic, one of which he received a Grammy for, and the World Wrestling Federation penning entrance songs for Hulk Hogan.
In 1970, Rick recorded “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo,” which became a staple of 70s rock music compilations and classic rock radio.
In addition to his solo career, the artist wrote a number of commercial jingles, including a notable one for Budweiser.
Opening the show for Rick will be One Guy & A Chick, featuring Canyon Lake residents Aprile DeAnne and Steve Adler. Aprile was the opening act for Berlin when they played at the lodge in June. She was so well received that the concert producer said he felt obligated to bring her back as her well-known duo. Their song list for the upcoming concert will include an eclectic mix of recognizable hits. “These are hits everyone will know,” said Aprile. “We hope the audience will sing along with us and have a great time.”
The Rick Derringer concert will be the eleventh concert in the series since it’s inception in 2015. Johnny Lee, David Cook, Hal Ketchum, Collin Raye, Suzy Bogguss, Darryl Worley, John Anderson, Berlin and Ty Herndon have all performed at the POA’s “Concerts at the Lodge.” Doug Schultz, the producer of the POA’s concerts, said he will be announcing the schedule and artist line up for “Concerts at the Lodge” 2018 at the Rick Derringer Concert.