About Rick

After "lifetimes" lived on both sides of the country, singer/songwriter Rick Hardeman now brings his four decades of music and storytelling experience to audiences around the Gulf Coast of Florida. Built solidly on the 70's-80's acoustic folk/rock tradition, Rick's writing delivers what one writer called "intelligent and emotionally moving songs...songs that are ABOUT something...songs that take you somewhere."

His intricate and subtle acoustic finger-picking style, combined with his engaging lyrics, sense of humor, and mellow baritone voice make for a unique and entertaining musical experience. You can contact Rick at rick@rickhardeman.com


An accomplished writer with a background ranging from rock & roll to classical, Rick writes songs that one writer called "intelligent and emotionally moving songs...songs that are ABOUT something..." Find out for yourself with Rick's new release, "Windows", available now for purchase as a CD or digital download.


Rick has been entertaining audiences, on both coasts of the U.S., for more than four decades. His intricate guitar style, warm baritone voice, and sense of humor make for an entertaining performance.

Studio Musician

As an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Rick is a valuable asset in a recording studio. His work on keyboards, guitar, and flute has appeared on many colleagues' albums around the area.


Rick teaches a small, select group of students, privately. He stresses musicianship and technique over flash. For information about lessons, contact Rick at
941-893-9009 or rick@rickhardemasn.com.