Musician – Composer – Actor

A founding member of the Hotmud Family, a twenty-four year veteran of Rhythm in Shoes and a 2010, Ohio Heritage Fellow, Rick Good is recognized and respected for his driving banjo, swinging guitar, heartfelt singing and crafty songwriting. With his wife and long-time collaborator, Sharon Leahy, Rick has made a life of creating critically acclaimed performance art, rooted in American traditions. He currently plays regularly with three fine bands: ShoeFly, Good & Young and the Red Clay Ramblers.

Heritage Award

Early in the afternoon of July 4, 2010, at the Cityfolk Festival in Dayton, Ohio, the Ohio Arts Council presented Rick with the 2010, Ohio Heritage Fellowship.

In honor of lifelong achievements that have had a lasting positive impact on the excellence, vitality and public appreciation of the folk and traditional arts in Ohio.

The award recognizes Rick’s 40 year career as a musician, actor, writer, educator and advocate of America’s musical roots, including his work with the Hotmud Family and Rhythm in Shoes. Later that evening, Rhythm in Shoes closed the Festival with the last performance of their twenty-three year run.