The foothills of Albuquerque, NM provide the perfect backdrop for Grammy-nominated composer/producer Rick Hale as he crafts music in a variety of genres glued together with the inspiring conviction of hope.
Hale’s passion for music was nurtured at a very young age as he was enrolled in piano lessons at the age of five. He devoted his teens to the art of piano composition and music production, techniques he later mastered under the tutelage of composer Michael Mauldin. Since then, he has peppered his resume with a variety of accomplishments that label him as a true and distinct music aficionado.
Hale has been blessed with the opportunity to work in various sectors of the entertainment industry. He has worked alongside musicians such as guitarist Brian Moore, Nelo Edillon, Filipina recording artist Jam Morales, Latin recording artist Micky Cruz (his fourth album earned Hale a Grammy nomination for Best Producer), recording artist Danny Wilding, drummer Gary King and Jazz saxophonist Marty Fitzsimmons.
In 2005, he released his self-titled debut album with the help of some of the aforementioned artists. The album holds no allegiance to any one genre as the songs effortlessly bounce from Rock to Pop to Dance and more. “To date,” he says, “my most popular music (as judged by contests on ourstage.com) has been some of my Electronic, Dance and Club tracks placing at #16 on the charts and a smooth Jazz placing at #9 on the solo instrumental track.”
Despite his busy schedule, he devotes some of his time to teaching the next generation of musicians at his Studio. His efforts do not go unnoticed as he recently received the New Mexico Music award in the “Native American Traditional” category for his work with artist Jimmy Shendo.
Rick Hale is currently working on his second full-length album and film and television music.