Rick Boyett - Bass Guitar
Rick Boyett grew up in Fort Smith Ark. learned to play at an early age from some music legends as well as local legends such as, Bob White, Gene Gasaway, both of whom are in the Western Swing hall of fame, Calvin "Cody" Carter, Ray Livingston, Ben Jack, just to name a few. Rick played locally with several bands and first joined a road band at 19. At 23 he moved to Memphis Tenn. to join "Shylo" which was a band known to Industry insiders not only for their musical expertise, Stunning Vocals but also known for the fact that they were writing hit songs for artist such as Alabama, Conway Twitty, Charlie Rich, Reba, Mel McDaniel, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart and the list goes on and on. After Shylo disbanded a few years later and still living in Memphis Rick became the Bassist for the house band at "The Rum Boogie Cafe" which was Don McMinn and the Rum Boogie Band. While playing Beale Street Rick played for artist such as Percy Sledge, Patti LaBelle, Albert King, as well as others. In 1987 he was hired as Bassist/Vocalist for Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass he worked with the Brass for 7 years, Rick has appeared on The Nashville Now show with Ralph Emory dozens of times, and made several appearances on The Grand Ole Opry as well as many other radio programs like the Wheeling Jamboree in Wheeling West Virginia. While with the Brass he worked with several other artist as well, such as Rockin' Sydney, David Frizzell, Ferlin Husky, Melba Montgomery, and did a 16 show tour with comedian Bob Newhart. After leaving the Brass Rick worked with a variety of artist like Johnny Lee, Joe Stampley, Billy Hoffman, Waylon Jennings, and Mel Tilles. While with Mel he played behind artist like Charlie Pride, Glen Campbell, Pam Tilles, Crook and Chase, Hank Williams III. Rick was also Bassist for a regional band known as Windy Austin and the Hot House Tomato Boys for 5 years. Most recently Rick has been touring with "American Icon tribute to Johnny Cash" since 2010 and joined the Brandon Butler Band in the fall of 2013 where he intends to Stay for a long while.