Local author publishes heartwarming story of rescue cats and gains international attention.
ENFIELD, CT, Feb. 2, 2017 – Local author and long-time Connecticut resident, Shawn Flynn, is pleased to announce the release of, “THE KITTY Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him,” currently available from Amazon.com and everywhere books are sold. A touching and inspiring story of heartfelt companionship, THE KITTY offers an uplifting perspective on what it means to find true friendship in this world.
“I’ve had this story in my head for years about the love affair I have with my cats and decided to take some time to document my thoughts,” commented Mr. Flynn. “Before I knew it, I had a book. People who I shared my initial manuscript with were touched, and they encouraged me to see if I could get it published.”
What people are saying about THE KITTY:
“This book would be great for families and to read to your kids… I promise this book is a perfect cat lover best read!!” -Katzenworld, United Kingdom
"Heartwarming story of the love and healing power that rescue cats can bring into our lives and homes. Even if you are not currently a cat-lover, you'll become one after reading this story. ENJOY!" -Kathy McAfee, author of Stop Global Boring
"A very touching, nice story to read. Animal children love you unconditionally and make your world brighter." -Tamara Taylor
"This would be the perfect book for any cat lover on your shopping list. A funny, sweet and endearing true tale of a single man and his cats. Shawn Flynn captures the true essence of the profound impact our pets can have on our happiness and sense of stability." -John McLeod
After 25 years working in a market research career, Mr. Flynn decided to step away to pursue his passion for writing. He knew he wanted to explore his deep connection with cats, particularly the first cat he ever rescued.
All are invited to attend the upcoming author events with Mr. Flynn:
Book Club Bookstore, 100 Main Street, Broad Brook, CT, Saturday, February 11, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sharing the Light Wholistic Center, 395 West Avon Road, Avon, CT, Friday, February 17, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Blue Umbrella Books, 2 Main Street, Westfield, MA, Saturday, March 11, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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approximately 10 years old, 3 years old when I adopted her from Holly’s Garden Rescue http://www.hollysgarden.com/index.html. Izzie was picked up on the streets of San Bernardino CA, she was matted and her front right leg was mangled. She was taken to a high kill shelter where she was then rescued by Susan of Holly’s Garden, after no one claimed her in 10 days. She needed her leg amputated and to be spayed. I had lost a dog to a coyote a month before and my second dog (Pug/Boston mix) was blind and depended on her. After consulting with experts, I was advised to get another dog (not a puppy) that my blind dog would like. That is when I went on Pet Finders and saw Izzie with big beautiful eyes. My blinded dog loved her immediately which made it easy. I had no idea that she was missing a leg when I saw her, not that it matter. Three months afterwards, my blind dog passed or kidney failure and then it was just the two of us. She went everywhere with me and enjoyed traveling and meeting people. She just wanted love and food, lots of food. This past March, Izzie got an ulcer in her left eye and it had to be removed. She now is a 3 legged 1 eye dog that is so happy.
Bruno Mars (Boston Terrier):
Born Oct 7, 2013. Came to us before Christmas in 2013. After four years of just me and Izzie, it was time to enhance our family dynamics with a funny breed and that is Boston Terriers. He Keeps us laughing, always full of energy, sometimes too much and loves his sister. He enjoyed attending Agility course at six months to direct his energy. Today he attends Camp 4 dogs once a week to keep him socialized with other dogs. He is a gentle spirit with lots of energy and ready to play at all times.
KittyGaga: Rescued, short hair born sometime in Oct of 2014
This little kitten was at one of our local shelters which I adopted for my Mother as a Christmas gift (yes she wanted a kitten). However, the kitten had to live with us for three weeks before Christmas. During this time, BrunoMars and her became best of friends and played together, slept together and I didn’t have the heart to separate them, so we kept her, named her KittyGaGa since we had been calling her ‘kitty’ and adopted another kitten a week before Christmas for my Mom.
Izzie At Shelter
Tamilee Izzie, Bruno & KittyGaga
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“A timely tale of science and suspense.”*
A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World
“Baron skillfully builds tension, giving readers a vivid sense of the excitement, hard work, and high stakes in play. With the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years set to occur in late August 2017, this engrossing story makes an entertaining and informative teaser.”
—éPublishers Weekly (starred review)*
“Baron brilliantly presents these three pioneers, their ambitions, and their struggles. As America again prepares to experience solar totality, Baron transports us to a remarkable moment that brought a nation together to witness the wonders of the heavens.”
—éBooklist (starred review)
“Captivating....As Baron capably and enthusiastically shows, the solar eclipse of 1878 proved to be an important moment in the emergence of American science.”
“Throughout, the book depicts the United States as a young country striving to achieve parity with Europe on the intellectual stage…Baron tells a compelling tale.”
To understand eclipse chasers, it helps to be one. In AMERICAN ECLIPSE, David Baron—umbraphile extraordinaire and an acclaimed science writer—travels back in time to profile three outsized personalities hell-bent on making their names at the dawn of American astronomy. The result is a gripping and entertaining account of the frontiers of science set on the literal frontier, and it comes just in time for the first total solar eclipse to traverse the entire continental U.S. in 99 years.
While we await that momentous event (on August 21; an experience that will awe tens of millions of Americans), David Baron gives us the gripping tale of a solar eclipse 140 years ago that inspired the country like never before. On a July afternoon in 1878, at the start of the Gilded Age and the height of the Wild West, the moon’s shadow descended on the American frontier, darkening skies from Montana Territory to Texas. This eclipse, which had been predicted by astronomers, lured many of the era’s great scientists to the West in an era of train robberies and Indian hostilities.
Among them were a young Thomas Edison, who hoped to leverage the eclipse to burnish his scientific credentials; the vainglorious James Craig Watson, who sought professional bragging rights for new planets and asteroids; and Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who aimed to use the event to show what women could do in science. An untold tale of ambition, failure, and eventual triumph, the book brings to life the intellectual and technological flowering of late-nineteenth-century America, a period that laid the foundation for the country’s eventual rise to scientific greatness.
AMERICAN ECLIPSE is the perfect antidote for a cynical and divided nation; proof of how we can still marvel at a natural spectacle that elevates us beyond our workaday lives, and how Americans can rally around a moment—and will, this August 21—to ponder our collective place in the cosmos.
AUTHOR TOUR: New York (June 2-3); Washington DC (June 4-6); Boston (June 8-10); New Jersey (June 11-12); Atlanta (June 13-14); Philadelphia (June 15); St. Louis (June 16-17); Kansas City (June 20); Boulder (June 29); Denver (July 12 and 24); Colorado Springs (July 13); Portland, OR (July 18); Seattle (July 19)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David Baron, an award-winning journalist, is a former science correspondent for NPR and former science editor for the public radio program The World. An incurable umbraphile whose passion for chasing eclipses began in 1998, he lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Author website at www.american-eclipse.com.
TITLE: AMERICAN ECLIPSE: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World
AUTHOR: David Baron
PUBLICATION DATE: June 6, 2017
PAGES: 352 PRICE: $27.95 ISBN: 978-1-63149-016-3
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NOW IN TRADE PAPERBACK!
ESTHER THE WONDER PIG
• Maple Smoked Rice Paper Bacon (NEW!)
• Alfredo Sauce (NEW!)
• Cashew Dill Cheese
• Nutty Chocolate Ice Cream Bars
• Esther-Approved Cherry Cheesecake
• A Conversation With Steve & Derek (NEW!)
Grand Central Publishing is proud to present the New York Times Bestseller, ESTHER THE WONDER
PIG: Changing the World One Heart at a Time by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, with Caprice
Crane in trade paperback on May 30, 2017 — with two new Esther-Approved recipes and a Conversation
with Steve and Derek!
ESTHER THE WONDER PIG shares the heartwarming story of this titular social media superstar and
friend to all, and of how loving families really do come in all shapes and sizes. Esther has won the hearts
of people from many walks of life, amassing—with her parents’ love and support—over 1 million followers
across social media (and growing!) She is now declared a Global Influencer on Facebook in a special
partnership with the mega platform.
In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet.
Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn’t be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little animal,
thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know how that decision would change his and Derek’s
lives forever. It turned out that there was nothing “micro” about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually
signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Tiny Esther weighed just four pounds back then, but is now
a whopping 650 pounds. Esther quickly outgrew their small home—but not without some real growing
pains and a lot of messes. Esther voices her opinions, and boy does she have opinions!
When it became clear that Esther needed more space—and a lot of it—Steve and Derek made another
life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where
they could care for Esther once she was full-grown and for other animals like her, in need of a safe haven
when there usually is none for them. The couple continues to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned and
abused farm animals there. Esther shares her life on the farm with lovable pigs, cows, birds, goats, donkeys,
horses, sheep, rabbits, and other canine and feline siblings!
Funny, heartwarming, and truly charming, ESTHER THE WONDER PIG follows Steve and Derek’s adventure
from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals. Esther is a true phenomenon with
an inspiring, love-filled message for the world.
Peace, Love & Esther!
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
In just three short years, Steve and Derek have cemented a place for themselves among the world’s
most wellknown and successful animal activists, accumulating hundreds of thousands of followers from
all over the globe. In 2014, Steve and Derek founded the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in Campbellville,
Ontario, where they continue to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned and abused farmed animals.
Caprice Crane is an award-winning, internationally bestselling, five-time novelist, screenwriter, and
television writer. Caprice’s humor and satirical observations have earned her a wildly loyal social media
following and the distinction as one of the Huffington Post’s “50 Funny People You Should Be Following
“First, Jenkins and Walter opened their hearts to one very special pig, and now they are opening their
doors and letting us in, too. ESTHER THE WONDER PIG is a tender, funny story that manages to sneak
up behind you when you’re least expecting it and change your life. Be prepared to fall in love—with a pig.”
—Jasmin Singer, author of Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir and co-host of Our Hen House
“Told with self-effacing humor and a sense of wonder at what life can bring, ESTHER is the story of
the transformative power of love between people and animals and how the decision to try to make a difference
on a personal level can effect positive change far beyond anything that might have been imagined.”
—Larry Levin, New York Times bestselling author of Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
“Steve and Derek show us what we already know at Mercy for Animals-that farmed animals are just as
deserving of love and respect as the dogs and cats we share our home with-or, in their case, the pig they
share their home with.”
—Nathan Runkle, founder & president, Mercy for Animals
“An inspirational, enjoyable read, especially for animal lovers.”
“Written in a sincere, touching, and often quite funny voice, ESTHER THE WONDER PIG is a balm to
the soul . . . So far, definitely my favorite read of 2016.”
—Have Cake, Will Travel
“Funny, entertaining, enlightening, and touching, this book about an unknowingly influential little piggy is
a good read that also provides an education on the intelligence of pigs and their capacity for giving and
—Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)
Neutricks and Neutricks for Cats are an exciting new approach to healthy brain aging for the senior pet wellness market.
Based on the success of the protein “apoaequorin” (originally discovered in jellyfish) in canine trials, Neutricks developed two new supplements to support your pet’s cognitive health with a unique approach for both dogs and cats. Neutricks for Dogs has been formulated as a tasty chewable tablet that dogs love. Neutricks for Cats is available in a great tasting fish flavored sprinkle.
Neutricks is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel supplements to provide support during age-related changes in memory, cognitive performance and related issues of aging pets. The Company’s first product, Neutricks brand dietary supplement (apoaequorin), is now available for sale by veterinarians. Neutricks is backed by research that shows it helps support brain cell health.
Just like people, animals can experience mild memory problems associated with aging. A pet that seems strangely distant, confused, or disoriented, may be a candidate. More than 28 million pets (dogs and cats) in the U.S. have canine mild memory issues. Independent research and veterinarian testimonials have reported that Neutricks® has positive benefits on animals with mild memory issues. As veterinary care increases the life span of our pets, the senior pet wellness market will grow. The pet-nutritional market was valued at $2.1 billion dollars in 2007 and 43% of this figure is from the sale of pet supplements alone. Sales of pet supplements are expected to reach $1.7 billion by 2012. There is growing demand for new and effective products to meet the needs of older pets.
Better primary medical care has led to longer-lived dogs and cats, and a subsequent increase in the prevalence of senior mild memory issues. In a study at the University of California-Davis, 62% of 11- to 16-year-old dogs showed signs in at least one category of memory impairment. In a survey of pet owners, nearly half of dogs age 8 and older showed at least one sign associated with mild memory problems. The Veterinary Journal published a recent study of pets seen by veterinarians in whom they estimated that 14.2 percent of older pets presented with mild memory problems yet only 1.9% were addressing the problems.
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NEW YORK CITY, NY – Ask practically any pet parent and they’ll tell you they love everything about their pet except the shedding. Dogs and cats leave excess hair everywhere unless they’re frequently groomed with a deshedding tool. However, many tools have sharp metal edges that can scratch parents, children or pets. That’s why the Eazee™ by Foolee® Click & Brush tool was created.
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Easier to use. As its name proclaims, the Eazee tool was designed for comfort and convenience. The head and contoured handle are precisely balanced, and the handy ejector button enables owners to effortlessly dispose of collected hair. Because the tool is constructed from materials with anti-static properties, it won’t become covered with hair.
More effective. This ingenious tool is designed to remove 100% dead hair and 0% live hair. In addition to its pet and family-friendly features, the Eazee tool is a versatile performer. Users can adjust the deshedding comb depth for either short or long hair by simply sliding the button. The comb can be reversed to groom thick or thin hair, and different combs for daily or more intense grooming are also included.
Exclusive Click & Brush system. The Eazee handle can also be used with a range of interchangeable grooming tools for any need.
“We are extremely pleased to introduce this internationally acclaimed deshedding and grooming system to the United States,” comments Eddy Cathaud, CEO of Swees America, creators of the Eazee by Foolee line. “Now retailers have a safer, gentler, more stylish alternative to offer their customers.”
ABOUT SWEES AMERICA INC
Swees America Inc. is known internationally for their acclaimed deshedding and grooming system that is now available in the United States. The Eazee™ by Foolee® Click & Brush deshedding tool is a safer, gentler, easier to use and more stylish alternative for pet parents. For the full story, visit www.eazee.pet.
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Noah’s Bark Launch’s All Natural Dog Biscuits
Cha-Cha Chicken, Peanutty Perfection, and Bodacious Beef
Noah’s Bark was originally conceived when founder, Michelle Volk’s dog, Sheba, was consistently sick. Noticing a tie between chronic sickness and her diet, Volk realized that a change had to be made. When Volk began introducing holistic, more nutritious foods into Sheba’s diet, she recovered and the concept for Noah’s Bark was born.
Noah’s Bark is a new line of all natural dog biscuits that are made from healthy lean proteins such as chicken, beef, and peanut protein blends and are most notably different for the ingredients you won’t find in the products: potentially harmful fillers like wheat, corn, soy, added sugars, and animal by-products. Another major differentiator of Noah’s Bark dog biscuits is that the products focus on freshness, using liquid by-products of the ingredients used, instead of water during the production process. This allows the product to retain more nutrients from its ingredients.
Noah’s Bark Founder and CEO Michelle Volk explains, “If it isn’t good enough for me, it isn’t good enough for my dog or yours. Eat healthy. Treat healthy. The healthier the food, the healthier and happier the dog. Ingredients do make a difference!”
Each biscuit is held to the most stringent quality control checks in the industry and are crafted in a facility that is Safe Quality Food Certified. Noah’s Bark biscuits are currently available in the following flavors:
Cha-Cha Chicken: Made from Chicken, Brown Rice, Pearled Barley, Carrots, Peas, Green Beans, Flaxseed, Oat Hulls, Chicken Fat, Natural Chicken Flavor, and Rosemary Extract
Peanutty Perfection: Made from Oat Flour, Peanut Butter, Ground Apples, Cane Molasses, Flaxseed, Oat Hulls, Natural Yeast Flavor, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservatives), and Rosemary Extract
Bodacious Beef: Made from Pearled Barley, Beef, Carrots, Peas, Green Beans, Celery, Flaxseed, Oat Hulls, Chicken Fat, Natural Chicken Flavor, and Rosemary Extract
Noah’s Bark All Natural Biscuits are currently available online atbuynoahsbark.com and a 14 oz. bag retails for $12.99. With every purchase of Noah’s Bark, a donation is made to local pet rescues and shelters. Wholesale opportunities are also available.
Noah’s Bark is based in Fort Worth, Texas and they are proud to sponsor local community events such as the SPCA of Texas’ Home for the Holidays campaign and the Dallas Jingle Bell Run.
For more information on Noah’s Bark, please visitbuynoahsbark.com.
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GO WILD THIS MOTHER’S DAY!
NAT GEO WILD CELEBRATES MOTHER’S DAY BY HIGHLIGHTING THE AMAZING MOMS OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
Premieres Include a Special Airing of Safari Liveat 9 AM ET and an Adorable
Three-Part Special Animal Momsat 8 PM ET on Sunday, May 14, on Nat Geo WILD
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 1, 2017) Nat Geo WILD celebrates Mother’s Day with a day of programming that showcases the animal kingdom’s most amazing moms. Tune in Sunday, May 14, to discover the heartwarming stories of how our planet’s wild animals raise their young — from a mother sheep comforting her crying lamb to a lioness guarding her cubs in the middle of the African wilderness — with a lineup of adorable programming suitable for the entire family. You may be surprised at how similar the parental styles of the natural world are to our own! For more information, visit our press website atnatgeotvpressroom.com or follow us on Twitter using @NGC_PR.
The celebration begins with a morning alongside the animal moms of the African wilderness in a special airing of Nat Geo WILD’s hit series Safari Live from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET. Safari Live gives you a front-row seat to an actual safari as our guides get you up close and personal with some of Africa’s most iconic species — such as lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes and more — in real time. Viewers can interact with the guides in real time on Twitter using #safarilive.
Later, we reveal the secrets behind moms in the wild in a three-part special, Animal Moms,beginning at 8 p.m. ET. This charming program explores the ways in which animal mothers rear their young, from the moment of birth to the “terrible twos” and beyond. Each episode features a mix of science, fascinating stories and heartwarming moments to show how animal mothers devote their lives to their babies. Discover the surprising realities behind the greatest bond in the animal kingdom: motherhood.
Mother’s Day Premieres Include:
Safari Live: Mother’s Day Special
Premieres Sunday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET
Safari Live is back with a special broadcast dedicated to the awesome animal mothers of the African wilderness. Not only are the guides giving you a front-row seat to safari rides in South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park, but they are also live broadcasting from the iconic Maasai Mara to showcase its incredible wildlife — such as herds of elephants, packs of endangered wild dogs, prides of lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas, among many others. It’s a Safari Live first you won’t want to miss!
Animal Moms: Happy Birthday!
Premieres Sunday, May 14, at 8 p.m. ET
Discover the incredible stories of the mothers of the animal kingdom. We begin with the heartwarming moments immediately following birth, when animal moms establish their magical bonds with their newborns as they welcome them into the world. From their youngsters’ first steps to their first meals, see how the animal mothers’ maternal instincts kick in to keep their young safe, fed and healthy.
Animal Moms: Terrible Twos
Premieres Sunday, May 14, at 9 p.m. ET
Explore how animal moms cope when their youngsters grow from infants to toddlers. Just like for human babies, play time is extremely important for these baby animals, and their animal moms have their work cut out for them. From pygmy goats learning just how high they can climb to baby lambs learning how to use their voices, these adorable stories show just how similar animals are to us. Discover animal moms’ tactics for tackling tantrums, the way they handle bullies and their ingenious methods for child care.
Animal Moms: Home Schooled
Premieres Sunday, May 14, at 10 p.m. ET
Just like human babies, animal babies learn by mimicking their mothers. It’s essential that they acquire all of the skills that will help keep them alive in the wild. Explore how animal mothers teach their young how to communicate, behave and find food. Also, witness a group of super-surrogate moms that are vital in preserving the future of various species.
About National Geographic Partners LLC
National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 129 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching over 730 million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the non-profit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeowild.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+,YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
RICK MONROE GEARS UP FOR FRIDAY RELEASE OF GYPSY SOUL EP
Appears On WSM-AM, Plus Premieres On One Country & The Boot To Promote Much-Anticipated Project
Nashville, TN (May 8, 2017) -- Singer/songwriter Rick Monroe has been hard at work for the last several months promoting the May 12 release of his new EP, GYPSY SOUL. Now, with the clock ticking to Friday's official release, Monroe is doubling down. One Country will premiere the disc's title track today, and fans can listen live tomorrow, May 9, when Rick visits with Devon O'Day at 5:15 p.m. CT on WSM-AM's "Nashville Today" show. On Wednesday, The Boot will premiere "Rage On," the Outlaw/Southern Gospel sensation from the six-track EP; The Alternate Root will feature the gritty number in their Top 10 Songs of the Week on Saturday. Sean Giovanni (John Rich, Clint Black, Big & Rich) produced five tracks for the project, while renowned engineer/producer JD Shuff (Collin Raye, CeCe Wynans) helmed one. GYPSY SOUL can pre-ordered now at iTunes.
Early reviewers are saying:
"Really enjoying this EP. Fine original Country with some great perceptive lyrics."
- David Allan, Country Music People Magazine
"A great introduction to Monroe's skills as a singer and songwriter. It's a journey that visits just about every facet of his musical soul, and with sumptuous results."
- Greg Victor, ParcBench
"The face of tomorrow's Country. Well done." - Midwest Record Recap
The EP's groove-based first single, "This Side Of You," is already resonating with radio and listeners alike. The track is currently sitting at #52 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart, and holds the #60 position on the BILLBOARD Indicator Chart. Fans can enjoy the track on Spotify.
Rick's live shows are also garnering attention, and promoters are applauding his talents:
"WOW! People were talking about this for weeks after his performance. Not an empty seat in the house. Oh, did I mention, he was up against Miranda Lambert who was in concert down the road?"
- HonkyTonk Saloon / Ladson, SC
"Rick Monroe put on an awesome show; he had the crowd rocking from the first song till the last."
- Ben Owenby, Owner of Johnny and June's / Winston-Salem, NC
"Rick is a favorite at the Mad Boar. A class act, one of the best we have ever had, can't say enough about him as an artist and a person."
- Julius L. Wilson, Director of Hospitality / Mad Boar and River Landing / Wallace, NC
In addition to performances and appearances at CMA Music Festival 2017, Rick's upcoming shows include:
MAY 8 - Nashville, TN - Blue Bar
MAY 12 - Savannah, GA - Saddle Bags
MAY 13 - Augusta, GA - Coyotes Nightclub
MAY 16 - Murrells Inlet, SC - The Little Original Beaver Bar
MAY 17 - Murrells Inlet, SC - The Little Original Beaver Bar
MAY 19 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC - Pirate's Cove Lounge
MAY 20 - Wallace, NC - The Mad Boar
MAY 26 - Rock Island, IL - RIDRS
MAY 27 - Wisconsin Dells, WI - Edge O Dells Resort
MAY 29 - Madison, WI - The World's Largest Brat Fest with Joe Diffie
JUNE 2 - Shawnee, OK - Brickhouse Saloon
JUNE 3 - Oak Creek, WI - Bootz Saloon & Grill
JUNE 9 - Madison, WI - Red Rock Saloon
JUNE 10 - Nashville, TN - CMA Music Festival - Budweiser Forever Country Stage
JUNE 10 - Nashville, TN - CMA Music Festival - Roper Booth
JUNE 16 - Alamosa, CO - San Luis Valley Brewing Company
JUNE 23 - Shelbyville, IN - Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
JUNE 24 - Roanoke, VA - Sidewinders
JUNE 25 - Newport, KY - The Southgate House Revival
ABOUT Rick Monroe
Born in Clearwater, Florida, Rick grew up in California, Connecticut, Kansas, North Carolina, and England. His outgoing personality and love of music naturally drew him to the stage - and he's never looked back. Rick's previous EP, IT'S A LOVE THING, includes his third Billboard hit "Great Minds Drink Alike." The "Great Minds" music video has logged over 300,000 views to date on YouTube, and helped boost Monroe's already impressive fan base. The seven-time Jagermeister Country Brand Ambassadorhas opened for Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Aaron Lewis, Eli Young Band, Charlie Daniels Band, Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry, Randy Houser, Josh Thompson and more. Rick entertained former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, and U.S. troops in Vietnam. In 2016, he traveled over 100,000 miles and performed over 120 shows. Rick enjoys sponsorships and/or endorsements with Monster Energy Drink, Banded Brand (Clothing and Water Fowl Gear), Framus Guitars, Speakeasy Original (custom jewelry), CRKT Knives,GHS Strings, Shubb Capos, Westone (In Ear Monitors) and Fishman Audio.