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Rick Spreitzer is a NYC-born, south Florida-reared guy who now calls Charlotte, NC home. He was born to working-class parents. His father was a butcher while his mother stayed at home raising those six kids.

He plays guitar like an old woman beating a dirty rug and sings like nobody's angel. But spend time with his songs and you'll find yourself visited by characters hell-bent on drawing you in. His songs speak of considerable depth, cling to the back of poetic beasts and carry you through more shadow than light.

"Writing is that mostly laborious (sometimes magical) process of sifting through the dirt, peeling away the layers in search of small, shiny truths. I’ve found no better way to squander my days than to write in search of a decent song.”

  • Artist of the Month - K&K Sound - June 2008
  • Album of the Month – AmericanaOK – July 2006
  • Folk Alley Open Mic Top 10 – June 2006
  • Spotlight Album – Songriver – March 2006
  • 7th Annual North Carolina Songwriter’s Co-Op Songwriter’s Contest  - Winner 2004
  • Flat Rock Music Festival’s Hank Williams Songwriting Contest - 3rd place 2004 and 2006, Top 10 finalist, 2005
  • Top 10 Best Mid-Atlantic Releases of 2003 - Left Off the Dial

Discography:: From the Bottom (CD/2006), Drifting and Drifting (EP/2006), Dirt Tracks (CD/2004) and Meanderthal (CD/2002).

Endorsements:: K&K Sound, Godin Guitars, Tom Yocky Dulcimers, Cedar Song Flutes, Olympia Dulcimer Company, MacNichol Guitars, Composite Acoustics


  • "From the Bottom confirms that Spreitzer is one of the region's most gifted songwriters.” ~Michael Evans/Uptown Magazine

  • “With the stellar assistance of a retinue of some of North Carolina's finer musicians, Spreitzer has produced a disc that can more than hold its own alongside some of the best that the Americana genre has to offer. He has garnered a whole raft of songwriting awards over the past few years, and the first listen to this gem affirms the perceptiveness of those judges.” ~Don Grant/Freight Train Boogie

  • “The guy writes, he sings, he plays. He's got the goods. I'm already looking forward to his next album." ~Frank Gutch Jr./Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange (FAME)

  • “…excellent craftsman of songs." ~Roots Highway

  • "Music with generous grit and unsupervised emotional release... a good workhorse with energetic gait that makes the picture come alive." ~Eddie Russell/Outlaw for Peace, Jolly Roger Radio International

  • "Rick Spreitzer is a beautiful guy; gentle but strong, and clear sighted about the human condition. He writes about regular people in a way that reaches all of us, if we take the time to listen.” ~David Childers

  • "[Rick] puts forth an intimate sound that captures his wonderful ability with words." ~Ray Randall/Americana Roots

  • "They don’t make records like this anymore." ~Americana UK

  • "Sometimes I come across a CD from an independent writer that is better than most…. The truth of the writing rings through every song and I’m drawn into the stories and music from start to finish. Rick Spreitzer’s 3rd CD, from the bottom, is such a CD. ~Jane Eamon/The Muse’s Muse

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