Rick Alan Carpenter's music has been described as "Merle Haggard meets Gram Parsons at a Dwight Yoakam concert" and he's just fine with that. "I've always liked the Bakersfield sound, Texas country, good ol' honky tonk with a fiddle and a steel guitar" he laughs. "Songs of loss and regret tinged with humor and irony." Rick has worked in numerous rock and country bands in Los Angeles and Nashville opening for "everyone from Boy Howdy to Van Halen, playing guitar here, bass there, but always writing." Last year, he released "Outside of Nashville" a 6 song EP which "continues to exceed all expectations, selling more copies and being heard in more places than I ever imagined!" He appears regularly at writer's nights in and around Nashville, is currently putting a new band together, and is "writing like crazy" for his next project, "and the ones after that!"