Rick Shlosser, one of the most prolific session drummers of the 70’s and 80’s, has recorded with everyone from Rod Stewart, Keny Rogers, Alice Cooper, Barbara Streisand, to Dione Warwick, Natalie Cole, and Etta James. You can hear his playing on perennial classics such as “Endless Love”, by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton, “Tonight’s the Night”, by Rod Stewart, “Wild Night”, and, “Jackie Wilson Said”, by Van Morrison, “How You Gonna See Me Now”, by Alice Cooper, “Queen of Hearts”, and “Angel Of The Morning”, by Juice Newton, “It’s Gonna Take A Lot Of Love”, by Nicolette Larson, “Déjà Vu”, by Dionne Warwick, “Everyday”, by James Taylor, and many more.
On the live scene, Rick was the original drummer with “Edgar Winter’s White Trash Band” and went on to tour with Boz Scaggs, James Taylor, Melissa Manchester, Van Morrison (last year’s “Astral Weeks” tour), among others. In addition, Rick also played live with Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Little Feat, and many more.
Rick’s impressive career started in third grade with an affinity for tap dancing, which was rapidly followed by trumpet and drum lessons. When a six-grade skating accident knocked out a few of his teeth and put the kibosh on future trumpeting, drums won out. After playing drums in his high school band, Classical Senior High School, in Springfield MA, Rick attended Berklee School of Music (1967-1970).
Equally outstanding is the addition of Oh Whitney to our Sunday line-up, a fabulously talented, “musically-un-classifiable” groups of young men ready to explode onto the world stage. They have been assisted recently by our own Rick Shlosser (and Donald Fagen of Steely Dan), in a soon-to-be-released CD, much of it recorded right here in San Miguel!