Rick Stack

Rock Fusion Guitarist

Almost done with my book!

Yes, I know I have said it before. But… This time it appears to becoming a reality. We are wicked close now. The editing is all done, and we are on the last steps. I’m working on a few things to see if I can get it out by the end of 2018, or if January 2019 is better. Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who keeps asking and showing interest. I will keep you posted!


Update on my book. 

Running my music school, St. Paul School of Music, and teaching an average of 50 students a week takes most of my time. I am not complaining! I love both of these things. But, it doesn't leave much time for other music pursuits. Having said that, I hired an editor out of New York City, and she is about 1/2 done editing my book. I had it edited before, but not to this extent. It feels like the right thing to do. So, it will be a bit longer until I can get it published, but it should be a much better version of the book! Early Spring is my new goal.

Happy Holidays! :)


publishinG MY first book!

I will be publishing my first book in 2017. The book is titled Secrets Of The Electric Guitarist. It is a book written about everything I have learned about being a guitarist and musician for over 35 years, except how to play guitar. I have been working on it for 16 years, so I am pretty much ready to get it out. ;) It will be available on Amazon as well as through my website. 


Writing new music for second album!

I am excited to be writing new music for my second album! I have been writing music here and there over the last 8 years. Some of those songs will be included, and some I will put on the shelf in order to make room for fresh new ideas. Having 8 years between albums was not my original plan, but  with time passing I feel I have grown more as an artist than I would have otherwise. I have no desire to repeat myself, which I may have if I put out my second album only a year or two later. A large part of the adventure in music for me is moving forward into uncharted waters.  The time feels right. I am very much looking forward to getting this new music out!  The tentatively titled album, Zebra Screams, will be recorded and released in 2018.