Rick Norcross – Rick & the Ramblers Western Swing Band from Hardwick Vermont
During 2018, Rick Norcross, longtime leader of Vermont’s premier western swing band, Rick & The All-Star Ramblers, celebrated his 55th year as a touring musician. He is a songwriter, informed by his many years as a journaist, performing mostly original story songs about life in Vermont set smoothly into the western swing style of music.
The All Star Ramblers Western Swing Band was nominated for the song “You Can’t Make It Up,” written by band leader, Rick Norcross and released on the 2014 “Welcome To OUR Vermont” CD on the Airflyte Records label. “You Can’t Make It Up,” is the band’s most requested song and perfectly relives the experience of buying a formaldehyde-infused corsage at Harold Holcomb’s Funeral Home in Hardwick, Vermont, the only flower shop in town, for a date to the 1962 Hardwick Academy Junior Prom.