Rick Avery

Rick was born in England. He graduated from Leeds University as a Civil Engineer in 1964 and immigrated to Canada in 1970. Rick discovered folk music along with the rest of the baby boomers during the folk revival of the 1960’s.

A skilled accompanist on guitar, 5-string banjo and keyboards. Rick also plays spoons, dulcimer, bowed psaltery and his cheeks! Rick was a founding member of the now legendary ‘Fiddler’s Green’ coffeehouse in Toronto. An economic downturn in 1973 led to his adopting music as a career and he soon discovered the joy and satisfaction of performing for young audiences. Rick served two terms as president of ‘Mariposa In The Schools’.

Since 1996 he has been selling and servicing computers through his own company-Computer Services Of Guelph.