Gary Graff, a long-time music critic wrote this great piece in advance of Rik’s show at The Magic Bag

Somebody asked me the other day if I was motivated by wanting to prove something as a solo artist as opposed to being in a band. I said that the longer it runs, you’re really, truly seeing who this person is, who this person even was. This evolution is happening because you’re more relaxed in your own skin as an artist. I don’t have anything to really prove other than what I want to try and accomplish as a writer. Any limitations I have are my own.

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