Accomplished painter, accordion squeezer, Mekon (widely acknowledged as the suavest member), and currently a resident of the USA. Rico's been around long enough to have seen the Mersey Beat scene (he saw the Beatles when he was 15 at a club in Liverpool! THE BEATLES!!) AND the birth of punk.
Rico, in contrast to the blustering chaos of the Mekons, is decidedly a downtrodden softy. This, coupled with his early love of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Mississippi Fred McDowell, has resulted in the raggedy soulful roots music that characterizes his solo career.
- "Merseysong" live w/ The Waco Brothers on No One Got Hurt: Bloodshot's 15th Anniversary @ The Hideout Block Party
- "Death Row" on the Pine Valley Cosmonauts' The Executioner's Last Songs: Volumes 2&3
- "Money to Burn" on Down to the Promised Land: 5 Years of Bloodshot Records
- "Faded Love" on Salute the Majesty of Bob Wills