Rick is from Durham, North Carolina. He is 29 years old and has been playing drums for 26 years.
The Mapex Interview with Rick Trice
Mapex: Tell us a little about your background.
Rick: I started drumming at the early age of 3 years old in my parent’s kitchen on pots and pans. At the age of 6 I began to play at church. Through the years I’ve listened and learned different genres of music such as Latin, straight ahead Jazz and contemporary Jazz, Hip Hop, Rock and more.
I’ve done live recordings for Banita Greene, she’s the daughter of national recording gospel artist Luther Barnes, and I’ve done two live recordings with the NCA&T State University gospel choir. I also do studio sessions for North Carolina artists.
Mapex: Who are your favorite drummers or influences?
Rick: Some of my drum influences are Thomas Lang, Dave Wheckle, Jo Jo Meyer, Steve Smith, Aaron Spears, Thomas Pridgeon, Tony Royster Jr., and Chris Coleman.
Mapex: What are you currently working on?
Rick: I currently play at The River Church in Durham, North Carolina where the founders are Bishop Jobey and Pastor Sheryl Brady, and the campus pastor is Ronald Godbee. I also play for a few bands in the North Carolina area, Brandi Q and Premium Design, The Static band, and Pure Perfection.