Ed Schaeffer & Rattlesnake Hill
Rick Shryock Fiddle

Rick studied classical viola at a young age, and played rock & roll.   In the mid 70's he performed on the Chicago folk music scene with swing band, the Casualaires, opening once for Henny Youngman.   In the late 70's Rick played lead guitar and fiddle with Nashville songwriter, Dave Gibson.   They recorded radio commercials and originals, and were the house band at Nashville North, opening shows for Alabama, Hank Williams, Jr, Buck Owens and Ferlin Husky.

Rick relocated to Philadelphia in 1982, working 22 years in the casualty insurance industry.   He was a partner in a book store for ten years, and works in the accounting field.

In addition to Rattlesnake Hill, Rick is currently very active with the Rockdale Boys, Boulevard Express, and Savior Soul.   He also subs with Andrea Carlson's Love Police, The Hot Club of Philadelphia, and others.

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