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Hello social media world!  My name is Ric Roccapriore and I am a musician, educator and now artist. 

I was born in Meriden, CT and lived in Boston, MA and I currently live in Los Angeles, CA with my lovely wife and too many cats! 

I thought this day would never come but I am thrilled to share with you my first album entitled Résumé.  It’s a tribute to the great music of New Orleans and the artists I have been so fortunate to work with throughout my career. 

The band is called Catfish Critters and it is comprised of some of the most in-demand musicians.  I can’t thank them enough for taking this journey with me. 

You will be hearing my arrangements of songs by Edgar Winter, Sophie B. Hawkins, Engelbert Humperdinck, MALO, Jason Mraz and yes… Berlin. 

If you are willing and able to donate, you can do so through my  website ricrocc.com or catfishcritters.com or through the Tip Jar Button on my site.  If you use Venmo, please include what format of the album and shipping address in the notes or send me a private email. 

Thank you so much and I apologize for the annoying promotion but somebody has got to do it! 

Cheers to 2023!

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Catfish Critters Résumé Album & Liner Notes 

Welcome to my first album called Résumé recorded by my new band, Catfish Critters

Let me start by saying thank you for supporting my project.  Résumé is a tribute to the artists that I have been fortunate to work with throughout my career as well as a tribute to the amazing music of New Orleans.  You will hear hit songs arranged within the many different styles from this great area. 

For those of you that are not familiar with N’awlins music, I hope this album will teach you that it’s not about perfection or amazing singing.  It’s loose and often times called greasy, vibe-e and perhaps most of all, a party!  It’s meant to make you move, laugh & smile and make a stink face!  So grab your favorite drink,  kick off your shoes, take a deep breath and allow yourself to just let go and have a good time! 

Special Thanks: 

This album is dedicate to my amazing wife, Jeanne for her support and words of wisdom that have helped me achieve the goals I made for myself back in high school.  I can’t thank you enough. 

Secondly,  I’d like to thank all the talented musicians on and off of this album for helping me grow and keep growing not only as a drummer but as an artist. 

Thank you Leo Costa for taking this journey with me and making this the best album it can be.  Tyler Hudock (July 6, 1985-August 23rd, 2022), for the amazing art work on this album.  You captured exactly what I was envisioning and more. 

My Roccapriore and DeVoll family.  We have been through way too much over the last couple of years.  You have helped me more than you will ever know. 

Last but not least, the fans.  Because of you this music and art will live on forever. 

In memory of Dr. Richard Roccapriore (June 7, 1929 - April 28 2022). Thank you for all the life lessons and for allowing me to be me.  I think about you every day and miss you but I know you are up there with either a Martini or Yellow Bird partying to my tunes with the rest of the family. 

Side A 

Free Ride 

Ric Roccapriore - Lead & Background Vocals, Drums & Percussion 

Billy “Bushwalla” Galewood - Lead Vocals 

Robin Everhart - Bass 

Kris Hawkins - Guitar 

Andrew Doolittle - Guitar 

Alex Navarro - Keys 

Scheila Gonzalez - Sax 

After The Lovin’ 

Rachel Rattner- Vocals 

Nori Naraoka - Bass 

Ric Roccapriore - Drums & Percussion 

Jeff Marshall - Guitar 

John Gros - Keys 

Corey Gemme - Trumpet, Trombone & Clarinet 

Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover 

Darius Holbert - Lead & Background Vocals, Keys & Arrangement 

Chris Ellis - Bass 

Ric Roccapriore - Drums, Percussion & Background Vocals 

Anders Mouridsen - Guitar 

Anthony King - Guitar 

Barbara Laronga - Trumpet 

Lori Stuntz - Trombone 

Scheila Gonzalez - Sax 

Alex Budman - Sax & Horn Arrangement 

Frankenstein 

Ric Roccapriore - Vocals, Drums & Percussion 

Derek Frank - Bass 

Randy Gloss - Percussion 

Matt Rohde - Keys & Arrangement 

Anders Mouridsen - Guitar 

Anthony King - Guitar 

Side B 

Suavecito 

Ric Roccapriore - Drums & Vocals 

Anders Mouridsen - Banjo 

Corey Gemme - Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba & Clarinet 

Ben Morris - Background Vocals 

Release Me 

Barbara Laronga - Vocals 

Ric Roccapriore - Drums, Percussion & Vocals 

David Arana - Whistler 

Adam Cohen- Bass 

John Gros - Keys 

Johann Frank - Guitar 

Corey Gemme - Trumpet, Trombone & Clarinet 

No More Words 

Ric Roccapriore - Drums, Percussion & Lead and Background Vocals 

Adam Cohen- Bass 

Jesse Berent - Guitar 

Dave Schultz - Keys 

Barbara Laronga - Trumpet 

Lori Stuntz - Trombone 

Scheila Gonzalez - Sax 

Ben Morris - Background Vocals 

Remedy (I Won't Worry)

Carol Hatchett - Vocals 

Ric Roccapriore - Drums, Percussion & Back Ground Vocals 

Barbara Laronga - Trumpet & Horn Arrangement 

Lori Stuntz - Trombone 

Lance Keller - Trombone 

Scheila Gonzalez - Sax 

Riley Baker - Tuba 

The Last Waltz 

Scott Bennett - Vocals 

Anders Mouridsen - Guitar 

Ric Roccapriore - Suitcase

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