Musician and entertainer Rick Hines plays at the Commodore Café on several Friday nights throughout the year. “He always leaves guests smiling,” says owner Kathy Dumont. Hear a sample at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6GqmIv8iuY
“I grew up in Washington D.C. and have been singing since before I can remember,” says Hines, the consummate performer – and, by the way – really nice guy.
He’s had a very storied career. “I have performed all over the Country, from top to bottom from left coast to right coast, most notably: Las Vegas at the Hard Rock and Sam’s Town Casino, Disney Anaheim at the Hotel, Chicago, Minneapolis, L.A. and many other cities.” Hines continues, “I performed for 14 years at the Stockyard Restaurant & Bull Pen Lounge in Nashville. Been on Hee Haw, Easter Seals Telethon, West 57th Street TV show, and an Extra in (the film) The Green Mile.”
One of the amazing things Rick can do is: “play a trombone” — without one. He can perfectly mimic the sound of a horn playing, which he does several times, during different songs in his act. He says, “The horn thing developed from being snowed in at home for 3 days and only had Al Hirt’s “Horn-a-Plenty” Album to listen to.” We have that snowstorm to thank for this remarkable talent, which always makes diners do a double-take: where did that come from?
See and hear Rick Hines perform at the Commodore Hotel & Café, Main Street, downtown Linden, TN, several times through the year. More on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8TX-kYtSHc