Mike Rickard returns to the Red Light Café to celebrate the release of his 3rd full length album, 'Out Loud.' While 'Out Loud' is a pop record, the search for truth and meaning is ever present in Rickard's lyrics. As an out singer/songwriter, Rickard uses music to tell stories and explore themes based on moments taken from personal experiences, being in a long-term relationship, or observing what's happening in the world around us. The lead single, 'Six Queer Kids,' was written to raise awareness about the homeless LGBTQ youth epidemic here in Atlanta and other major cities in the US.
$8 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM
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About Mike Rickard
I'm Mike Rickard (pronounced Rick-erd), a singer/songwriter who calls Atlanta, GA home. I grew up in church, went to bible college, sang contemporary Christian music...then came out. I stopped singing for several years. I thought, "What do I have to sing about?" Turns out, a lot! And that's when I began writing music...to tell stories.
I write about life...things from own life, things I see in the world, some things I just imagined. Music is a beautiful gift. It has given me so many wonderful moments, and maybe even helped save my life. Music can make us laugh, cry, dance, escape, deal with the issues in our lives. And if I do it right, I will hopefully help you do these things depending on the day and the song.
I’ve released two full albums (Stirred, Not Shaken and SWEAT) and a dance remix EP, Dance Til You Sweat. It’s been a while, but 2018 is the year that I’m finally releasing my third full album. I wrote lyrics from my heart, challenged myself to write the kind of music that I like to listen to, and had a heck of a good time recording it. I can't wait to share it with you!