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2015 will be the 50th birthday for
my Stadolin Bass which I have had since 1965. It retains the original neck, pickup and electronics. The body has been "sculpted" from an upside down strat shape. The metallic blue color is new as are the tuning machines, knobs and bridge. The Kay acoustic from 1972 has been refininshed and has a new pick guard.

You can hear my music 24 hours a day 7 days a week at Ustream Radio.The player is on the left. Click on it to turn it on. There are over 300 of my original songs playing in random rotation. I Occasionally do a live video feed as well. These are archived.

The Backstory: I have been making music for almost as long as I have been making visual art. My first formal music training was on the saxophone.  My first electric rig was  a Silvertone Amp and Stradalin Bass. I played in a few bands. In college -I started jamming and sometimes recording with people. By about 1980 I had gotten a few interesting instruments and started my first recordings with 2-cassette recorders. Next I bought my first 6-string electric guitar and finally a decent "recording setup" a 4-track tascam cassette recorder. I recorded hundreds of hours of tracks. Many of these original tracks worked very well as source material in the digital recording era. The Tascam eventually died. But not before I added a moog rogue which I got by incredible luck in New York in 1985. Continued to add assorted sampling keyboards and percussion machines a Fender Strat and a Gibson Sonex which was tweaked with a Demarzio Screamer Pickup and yes I still have the Stradalin Bass. I now have one computer that is dedicated only to recording my music and "song making" has become a pleasure.Snce about 1990 I have recorded with several other people on some material-primarily  David Wheatley and Tim Chambers. I've recorded over 500 hours of raw tracks and actually assembled 12 complete albums. I've had some "Internet chart success" on music web sites from time to time, Lately I don't bother with these. Incredibly some of my stuff is used as incidental music by the state television network of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia As I do seem to have a small cult following in the USSR. and My monthly downloads have gone thru the roof

In 2013 in the course of renovating my kitchen I added a room to my studio for my recording desk. This space is shown in the picture below on the left. I doubled up the keyboards & accually play all of my instruments in the larger space where the photo was taken from

keys 2011

Since 1987 I have released over 300 songs many of which are available thru the streaming radio above and at numerous music websites. In addition I will be assembling a subscription download web page.

I have had to remove downloadable songs from my site because anonymous automated downloader agents are seriously effecting the integrity of my bandwidth usage by downloading the same songs up to 200 times a month every month.. The albums I have made are blackONwhite, The Rick Hoffman Set, Perfect Tommy, Frotage, The Boom Boom, Songs of Common Denial,, Dream Within A Dream, Rejection, Humiliation & Betrayal, Corduroy Hat, Rag Devil, The Secret Marine Band Sessions and The Mote in Gods Eye. All of the songs from these will be available on the subscription page. All you will have to do is subscribe by email so I know you are a person. If interested contact me at bkonwh@gmail.com . Otherwise listen to the streaming station. They play 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Rick Hoffman 24 hour a day Streaming Radio http://www.ustream.tv/channel/corduroy-hat-2010 there is a backup here also at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/alternative-psycheldeilca only 1 can be on at a time -they play the same songs but have different screen art images.

I primarilly place new songs on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/rrickhoffmanartcom and https://soundcloud.com/blackonwhite but in time I will be creating more pages here as I fill the queue & must "re-name". These can be downloaded.

more links and downloads - Facebook Band Profile: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rick-Hoffmans-Original-Psychedelic-Music-from-the-Garage/154689804548537 Reverberation: http://www.reverbnation.com/rickhoffman andhttps://www.reverbnation.com/blackonwhite after being #1 in the Reverbnation "Jam Band" Charts for over a year I lost interest in the "FaceBook" band scam & just let the site go on its merry way.

my 2 Strats, Fender Sonex, Yamaha, Moog Rogue, Korg Nano with m-1 software and Casio Sampler

Click on the picture to go to My Rock and Roll Art & Collectibles


click here to send me an email or to subscribe to my download library

Mediazoic Radio gave me a radio show in 2009. In June 2011 I was chosen as their "Creature of the Week"


Click on any of the underlined links on the page to hear or download any of the songs Click on this ikon to go to the index of all of the pages in my website