Ric Cabot Podmore
Recording and Touring Artist
Ric Plays: B-3
“Big, Fat and Gorgeous.” Those are the three words Ric Cabot Podmore uses to describe the vintage Hammond sound that has been a cornerstone on a majority of his productions over the past three decades.
Best known as the creative force behind the 80’s AOR band ARRIVAL, Ric’s expansive credits include work with multi-Grammy Award winning drummer John ‘JR’ Robinson, multi-Grammy Award winning engineer Jeff Woodruff, Grammy Award winning engineer Kevin Clock, multi-platinum producer Beau Hill, multi-platinum producer/engineer Steve Sykes, artists Rosemary Butler (Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt), Mark Free (King Kobra, Unruly Child), Kimberley Dahme (Boston, Tom Hambrick Band) Robbie Wyckoff (Celine Dion, Michael McDonald, Barbra Streisand, Roger Waters), Terry Ilous (XYZ, Great White), Kelly Moneymaker (Expose), Amy Keys (Phil Collins, Herbie Hancock), Ken Stacey (Elton John, Michael Jackson, Ambrosia) Gary Pihl (Sammy Hagar, Boston) Cactus Moser (Highway 101, Wynonna), Nate, Paul, and Kip Winger (Winger), Larry Thompson (Stevie Wonder) and Dennis Holt (Kerry Livgren, Deniece Williams).
Podmore’s professional career began in 1980 at age 19 when he was introduced to up and coming producer Beau Hill while recording at Applewood Studios in Denver, CO. Recognizing the talent of the young Podmore, Hill tutored him with insights ranging from songwriting arrangement and studio production to artist management and music publishing. During this time, Podmore received his first taste of national prominence, collaborating with Hill and guitarist David Zychek on the Airborne album, “The Dig”.
From 1982-1985, Podmore produced, recorded and toured with the band Saint Germaine, eventually capturing a victory in ‘The Stroh’s Superstar Talent Search’ before disbanding in 1985.
In 1986, Podmore formed ARRIVAL with Charlie McCormick and Norm Peterson. ARRIVAL featured 80’s icon Mark Free as lead vocalist in the bands early years. The band’s first album, “Out Of Nowhere,” was never released and eventually Free moved on to record with the bands Signal and Unruly Child. Throughout the next several years, Podmore and McCormick were able to keep their collaborative partnership intact and ARRIVAL continued to record, amassing a large library of master recordings. In 1998, ARRIVAL released their critically acclaimed cd, “Delayed,” produced, engineered and mixed by Podmore and Kevin Clock.
More recently, Podmore has been working in the field of film and television production, writing and producing songs featuring Robbie Wyckoff, Christine Starkey, Ken Stacey, Terry Ilous, Pam Savage, Kimberley Dahme, Ashlie Harris, Ian Loveless & Bryan Butler.