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EGR is an independent record label based in Sonoma County California.
Our name, Estate Grown, is reflective of the world-class grape growing region we call home.
The Latest and Greatest (March 3, 2016)
EGR has been busy so far this year! Ric has been digging up some old musty masters from his 4-track days, and has transferred those tracks to digital with help from Blair Hardman of Zone Recording. The recordings, dating from 2000 to 2004, had been slated for an album to be titled How Can A Thing Be Known. Life changes, as we all know, and the album never saw the light of day. For the first time, Ric’s lost album will be available the way it was intended, plus five bonus tracks of outtakes from those sessions. Ric has begun the mixing and mastering process with Doug Jayne of Jackalope Studio. Look for an official release this summer.
We’ve also been working on a live album by the band Amphora. Ric played keyboard in Amphora, along with Bruce Oliver (guitar), Rob Otteson (guitar), Peter Theriault (bass), James Wonder (drums), and Andrew Foster (percussion) until their breakup in early 2015. During their run, they recorded most of their live shows. This new album features nine choice cuts that capture the energy and fun this band exuded on stage. Tracks include compositions by Horace Silver, Burt Bacharach, John Coltrane, Acoustic Alchemy and a Ric original.
In other news, Ric has been hosting his own radio show, Ric On The Radio, on KRCB FM 91.1. He can be heard every second and fourth Thursday from 9 to 11 pm. Each episode features a unique take on the history of rock n’ roll from the 1950s to the present. Check out his Facebook page: Ric On The Radio