A native of New Hampshire, songwriter Rick Lang has become well known in the Bluegrass community. His songs have been covered by some of the most renowned artists in Bluegrass music, Southern Gospel and even the Jazz world. He has over 60 song cuts to his credit, and the number keeps growing each year.
Although most of his songs are self composed, in recent years Rick has collaborated with several other notable writers in the Bluegrass and Gospel music field.
Rick has released four studio recordings of his own to date. Each have featured all original Rick Lang compositions.
Rick’s first Christmas album “The Season Of My Heart” (2003), was voted one of the top twenty five albums of the year by the National Folk Radio survey.
“Look To The Light,” an all Gospel CD released in 2010 on Rural Rhythm Christian (RRC) was nominated for a GMA (Gospel Music Association) Dove Award as well as an IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Gospel Recorded Event Of The Year.
In 2012 Rick recorded and released the Christmas single “Little Did They Know” on the Rural Rhythm Records Label featuring Jana Mougin on vocals.
October 7, 2014 marked the official release of Rick’s 2nd Holiday CD “That’s What I Love About Christmas”. A year and a half in the making, the album features ten new original Christmas/Seasonal songs by Rick, and a whole new cast of performers. Very different than previous releases, this one has more of a Jazz flavor, and the feel of some of the Classic Christmas songs of the 40′s and 50′s.
In addition to a busy songwriting schedule, Rick performs on occasion, conducts songwriting workshops, and does some freelance writing for Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.
Rick and his wife Wendy have two daughters, three granddaughters, and currently reside in Kingston New Hampshire.