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Back to solo - March 13, 2011

I am going back to doing solo shows to again showcase the music of The Howling Brothers. It is me with guitar, dulcimer and harmonica and my voice singing and playing songs from my most sucessful time. I look forward to seeing folks at cafes around NC, lets have some fun together. Rick

Music Fest in Sugar Grove - April 13, 2007

We will be playing the festival in Sugar Grove NC on July the 14th our time is not yet firm, but we will keep you posted.

Thank you radio - February 17, 2007

It seems a lot of folk radio shows have been playing music from Black Mountain Brew! Thank you for your support with shows like "Orange Blossom Special" playing my music wow. Thank you for listening to folk radio.

Jack Tales and more - March 13, 2006

Rick Brockner has added storytellin' to his mountain lore presentations. Rick has struck up a friendship with America's greatest storyteller Orville Hicks. Rick's interest in all things Beech Mountain North Carolina led him to contact Orville while looking for any of the Proffitt family. Rick and Orville became friends and as Rick listened to Orville tell stories he began to tell them to his boys. Soon the stories became a big part of Rick's live concerts. Rick and Orville are now trying to rasie money for a documentary about the all but gone mountain way of life on Beech Mountain. You can find Orville in the links on this site. The book on his life and mountain ways is beyond great. This is a book worth having about one of our last true mountain folk.

Rick is teaching! - March 6, 2006

Rick is now teaching guitar, mountain dulcimer at Main Street Music and Loan in North Wilkesboro. Rick will also be at the pickin' stages at MerleFest to play and pick with everyone.

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