Rick Bacus

     Music was always playing at the Bacus household, growing up with the hits from the 30's, 40's and 50's. There were a variety of musical instruments to choose from too as Rick's mother and father sang and played a number of instruments including piano, accordion, tenor guitar, banjo, ukulele and clarinet. Rick was introduced to to the ukulele very early on and then started clarinet lessons in grade school continuing to study through college as a woodwind major earning a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baker University. 

      As we all know, Ed Sullivan introduced The Beatles to America and a huge army of young teenage boys decided that this was THE BEST JOB EVER! Bass guitar was Rick's first choice. His attention turned to guitar about ten years later prior to his years with Morningstar. 

     Over the past 50 years, Rick has been consistently performing in but not limited to the greater Kansas City area. His passion for all forms of music and his skills have earned him work as a music director, guitarist, bassist, vocalist, audio engineer, producer, educator and music consultant. Rick is also a two time inductee into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame for his work with Kansas City based Stone Wall and Morningstar. (see photo gallery) Check the calendar page for upcoming shows.

Favorite quotes:

 "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage"     Anais Nin