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  • May 31

    Broken Spoke

    Austin

  • Jun 9

    North by Northwest

    Austin

  • Jun 10

    North by Northwest

    Austin

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"It's called Austin rock. [He] knows how to hold a crowd and move them at the same time."

                                                                                      - Billy Block, Western Beat

With his first record, Marigold, Rick Hornyak threads bittersweet lyrics through strong, warm melodies, inspired by American rock. The result: a true, classic American sound that resonates with all audiences. And while his sound has a soft, Bruce Springstein feel, he can get an entire room of people on their feet. 

Rick's music is inspired by The Avett Brothers, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Ray LaMontagne, James McMurtry, John Prine, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, John Lennon, The Who, The Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, Wilco, and so many of the new artists that are contributing to the resurgence of Americana music.

Click here to listen to studio recordings from Marigold and other releases.

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Discography

Marigold album cover

Marigold

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 Rick shares with us the experience of his journey in his first album, Marigold, a collection of songs best described simply as easy, honest, and sincere. Each song reflects the inspiration and influence of legendary Austin, Texas. Recordings feature GRAMMY award-winning musicians including Cindy Cashdollar, Lloyd Maines, and members of Robert Earl Keen’s band and Asleep at the Wheel.  

Marigold is receiving radio play on stations across the U.S. and Europe and is already charting on the Roots Rock chart. Stations include KBOO Portland, KDHX St Louis, KKFI Kansas City, KPFT Houston, WETS Johnson City TN, WFPK Louisville, WMSR Auburn AL, WPKN Long Island, WRRW Williamsburg VA, WVIA Pittston PA, and more. 


Self-Titled E.P.

Self-Titled E.P. (2008)

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 Rick launched his solo career with a sample of his music in 2008, which he sold to fans while on the road.  Soon after, he began writing and recording his first full-length album, Marigold.  

Rick proudly recognizes several Austin musicians on this self-titled EP, each established at the national level. Contributing musicians include Scott Matthews, who has toured with The Dixie Chicks, Dale Watson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and The Derailers, as well as Matt Brooks & Brendon Bigelow, currently playing for Two Hoots & a Holler.