SONGWRITER & RECORDING ARTIST. PROFESSIONAL VOICE-OVER AND ON-CAMERA TALENT
Rick Blackson's distinctive skill is his ability to connect with each audience even anchored behind the keyboard. A prominent composer, arranger, and performer of unlimited talent and energy, Rick is in constant demand as a private piano and voice instructor. Well-known for his work as music director of numerous professional and community theater productions, he is also a familiar presence on TV/radio doing voice-overs, commercials, and having hosted a weekly television baseball show. In addition, he has written and produced commercials and corporate training and promotional videos. Of course, Rick is pianist, vocalist, and arranger for the established Cabaret Act of Mary Jo Maluso & Rick Blackson which formed in 1990.
"Blackson's vocal style and use of lyrics bring to mind Tom Lehrer, Dana Carvey and Tommy Tune. Even anchored behind a keyboard, he communicates volumes with a wonderfully broad range of regional accents and facial expressions. His playing of the keyboards was flawless..."
SARAH H. CART - THE VINDICATOR
"His strength is as a musician, and he is an expressive player...one of Blackson's own songs (is) a soaring ballad that perfectly showcases Maluso's ability as a singer and Blackson's immense talent as a composer."
ANDY GRAY - TRIBUNE CHRONICLE
"Blackson proved he could not only sing solos or back-up with ease, but is a most talented musician as he provided nonstop accompaniment for the show."
MARGARET NERY - THE VINDICATOR
"Blackson has a great musical theater voice..."
MILAN PAURICH - THE VINDICATOR