Thursday, July 10, 2008


Yo what's up friends. A lot has happened in the past few weeks! I've been busy writing and playing shows, which has been a blast. I went out to Summerfest this past weekend to play a couple sets and see some amazing shows…311, Earth Wind Fire, The Bravery, all amazing. Summerfest is the world's largest Music Festival:

The most mind blowing part of the whole experience had to be when I was backstage loading out after my last set of the day when the Jonas Brothers were coming out right after their set. For the first time in my life I realized what the Beatles must have felt as thousands of estrogen infused tween girls nearly trampled me to get to them. Its quite a sight to see a twelve year old girl scaling a chain link fence, tears in her eyes, professing her unabashed love for Nick Jonas. In all it was such a fun place to play. Thanks to all who came out and watched. I'm heading in the studio this month to track some new stuff. I'll post it soon :0) Also, head over to where I've been blogging with videos each week!


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Summer and CMA Week

To start off, this blog is sponsored by whole foods

supplier of the best gelato west of italy in all the world, of which I have consumed entirely too much already this summer.

This blog is also sponsored by this lady, because for one week here in Nashville, everyone attending CMA week disregards sensible fashion.

The Last few weeks have been awesome... a few shows, a few cookouts, a lot of fun in the sun. I’m getting excited because my next record is beginning to take shape. I've got the songs set, I hope to begin tracking in a month or so. I figured out how to you tube stuff with my new mac book pro, so I'm gonna start putting videos up of new songs :0) check it at Tennessee is starting to get hot this time of year, which makes me miss the beach. I grew up in Wilmington, NC and lived every summer on Wrightsville Beach. When it got hot, you got in the ocean. In Tennessee when it gets hot, you go inside, which isn't as much fun. I need friends with swimming pools. If anyone wants to share, let me know. It has been nice to slow down a bit in the last few weeks and spend time with good friends. I've been pretty busy the last 6 months or so with the release of my record. My cousin who I haven't talked to in a couple of years texts me and tells me my picture is in Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine in and article on Nashville Songwriters, right next to Taylor Swift, Rivers Rutherford, and Hillary Lindsey, which I had no idea about. So if you're on a flight this month, grab me a copy cause I want to see it :0) I'm guess I'm just rambling on now. Hope you all are well and in good spirit.


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Rick Seibold Press Release

Independent Artist Rick Seibold

Spends 12 Weeks in iTunes Top 100 Charts

New York City, June 1--Recording artist Rick Seibold is proud to announce that as a completely independent artist, his debut album, "That's the Day," has spent twelve weeks in the iTunes Top 100 Pop Charts. This puts Seibold's first record among the top selling independent albums of 2008, reaching as high as 27 on Jan 26th and marking nearly 25,000 units since the beginning of the year. In addition, "That's the Day" reached as high as 3 in Canada and 18 in the United Kingdom.

Even more impressive is that Seibold accomplished this without a record company. The album's success came on the back of viral internet sites like Myspace and Facebook, and it is fueled by the enthusiasm of his young fans.  "It really comes down to people loving the music and then passing it on to their friends," Seibold says. "That's how this whole thing grew so fast."

Rick's internet fan base flocked to him for his fun, easy going Jack Johnson or Colbie Caillat-like sound and lyrics inspired by his upbringing on the beaches of Wilmington, NC.  More recently he has called Brooklyn, N.Y. and Nashville, Tenn. home as he hones his craft with mood-changing melodies and catchy choruses.

"Rick Seibold presents songs about love, learning and coming of age with a knack for smart and often catchy melodies... it's sure to make any young female listener swoon," says Alyssa Rashbaum (MTV, Spin, Vibe).

"You know, I hope my music will be something comfortable for anyone listening to it," Seibold says.  "Whether you're in the middle of a New York City blizzard or a Seattle rain, I hope you can put on my record and it'll make you feel like summer time."


To hear what all the iTunes downloaders want to hear:

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I never lived the dream of the prom kings, or the drama queens...

This weekend was kind of crazy.  I went to Philly to hang out with a few friends, and play a few tunes at a high school for Pennsbury's Senior Prom. Its been a few years since I've been to prom, and the thing is, this is no ordinary Prom. Readers Digest has dubbed it the nation's best prom, having hosted a few other notable bands including Maroon 5 and John Mayer in the past.  Everything about this thing is extravagant.  No one arrives to this prom in just a limo.  Instead, for months kids prepare Rose Bowl Parade like floats to arrive at the red carpet with their prom date.  Because this years Prom theme was TV, many of the floats were based around TV shows...Here is "That 70's Show":





Rug Rats:


This one was my favorite, Dumb & Dumber...

One of the amazing things about this prom is that the entire school is transformed into the theme of the prom by covering the entire school with these giant are a few:








Friday, May 2, 2008

The Week in Review

Its raining outside of my window here in Nashville this morning as I type this up...rain is one of my favorite things.  I love to grab a book on the couch and listen to the dropplets crash against my roof like waves on the ocean.  So here was my week:  I saw a couple of movies...The new Tina Fey movie Baby's Mama is fun. No cinematic masterpiece or anything but its good for some great laughs! If you like SNL, you'll like this

Ben Stein just made a documentary called Expelled that I thought was really interesting. Its a very thought provoking film about the Intelligent Design vs. Evolution Debate being discussed within the scientific community. I found it very educational and pretty entertaining. I've been recommending it to everyone...

This week has been a bit of a blast from the past I guess. I've wrestled half my life, not the fake kind, the kind where you put on a onesy (called a singlet) and try to beat another person up, that kind. I haven't really done much of it in the last few years living in the city though, but I decided I wanted to get involved again and found a wrestling club here in Nashville that has workouts all summer, so I've been hanging out there. I run a lot, in fact I ran in the Music City Half-Marathon this past weekend...

But its amazing the difference in conditioning you need to wrestle. 30 seconds and I was pooped (Yea I said Pooped). (I saw this dog after the race and resolved that I would love to snuggle with him in a warm pile of laundry because he was so soft...You know what I'm saying, just think about it. Yeaaaa...)

So I also used to rock climb a bunch when I was younger, but again, being surrounded by cement for a few years kind of limits the amount of activities you can do that don't involve subways and lots of walking. Wednesday I hit the rock climbing gym with a good friend and had a blast.

I've been writing and playing a bunch...I'm joining some very good friends of mine, The War, in Florence, Kentucky for a show, so if you're in the area, stop by.  That's it!  Peace.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hello Lovers of One

Hello Friends!
I'm really excited to be joining some good friends of mine from Nashville and NYC here on The One Love. I have chosen to support the International Justice Mission, a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. I encourage you to check out their website to learn more about this amazing organization that works to free thousands of slaves worldwide each year.

So after living the last few years in the great city of New York, I decided to come down south to Nashville, TN about 7 months ago to immerse myself in this amazing music scene here.  I put out an EP around the same time and got busy writing and recording for the next project which I hope to have completed in time for the fall :0)  Nashville has been good to me and one thing I love about this city is that there is always a show to play or go see.  The last week or so has been amazing.  On Monday I went to the CMT Music Awards (hosted by Miley Cyrus!!)(I'm a fan!) where I saw more country music performances in one night than I ever have in my whole life!

My birthday was on the 16th and some friends threw a small surprise party for me. It was the first time I ever had one of those :0) The 18th I had the priveledge of playing the famed Bluebird Cafe and share the stage with some amazing writers, including Tony Mullins, one of the Hitmen of Music Row.

The Bluebird is sort of a rite of passage for many of country music's best writers.  And a couple nights ago I caught one of my favorite bands, Switchfoot.  They rocked the packed out crowd!

umm, and that's my week in a nutshell, I'll try to update this as often as I can.  Thanks to Jade & Cass for having me, I look forward to being a part of this amazing website!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

City in the Spring and I have a Top 5 Record in Canada!

Big Thanks to everyone in Avon, CT for a fun show. Had a great time getting to know all the kids at Avon High and diving into the volcano chocolate tower at Chili's afterwards!

Hey Thanks to Canada , the whole country, for downloading the album so much. I found out a few days ago that my record hit the Top 5 on the Pop Charts there. It peaked out at #3 just a few days ago! I'll def have to make a trip to our Northern neighbors very soon :0)

Spent the weekend in the city catching up with friends and playing a bit. The city is sooo nice this time of year...the air is brisk but there's the feeling that Spring is just around the corner.

I went to my favorite breakfast place in the whole world...Sara Beth's. The Pancakes and waffles are amazing, and you can't help but feel like you could go run a marathon from all the sugar up until you pass out 3 hrs later. Back in Nash now and back to working on bringing you all some new tnues soon :0) Talk to you soon


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Lyrics to Mary, Crashing Down, Thrift Store Gypsy, New York

(verse 1)
She's got everything she wants,
She's got everything she needs,
Got a four door sports car, house of her dreams
Got white picket fences, give her diamond rings
But she don't need them, she don't need them
Her head's stuck in a pipe dream

She gets everything she sees
Claims shop-a-holic as a disease
Thinks that plastic or paper, both gonna save her
Money can't buy her way out of danger

Mary's gonna find out one day, that all these things will fade away

Mary, you're very confused
Got a lot of issues you need to go through
Got a one track mind, when you take your time
You'll find everything you need your cash can't buy
You're gonna find, that everything's gonna be alright

(Verse 2)
She's got all her money can buy
But she's got nothing left inside
She tries to find God sipping on a bottle
A little marijuana gets a bit harder
Try to put it down, it'll come back stronger

Mary's gonna find out one day, that all these things are gonna change...


"Thrift Store Gypsy"

Your pockets are fully stocked
With cigarettes and lollipops
Your favorite songs aren't on the radio

You disregard the debutantes
Who scoff at you in nonchalance
About the way you want to wear your clothes

Don't read the magazines
Filled with rehabbed beauty queens
Cause they don't have a thing to do with you

Thrift Store Gypsy, Always iffy about everything mainstream
It never was your scene
Thrift Store Gypsy, I wish I could have your bravery inside of me
To go against society

I see you on the L train
Nose buried in Hemingway
And I wonder where you like to spend your time

The Jesus hanging round your neck
Your hair so perfect in such a mess
Suggests there's more to you than meets the eye

You've been told what's really best
Climb corporate ladders with broken steps
But you know that there's more to life than this


Cause sometimes I'm not who I want to be
"New York"
(Verse 1)
The Skyline shines like Christmas lights
Like fireworks stuck in the sky
In New York, New York

The street's alive with the passing cars
Underneath all the man made stars
In New York, New York

This I swear if you can make it here
Anywhere becomes austere
Then may I see, if what they say is true...

So long and farewell
To the land I have dwelled
Tomorrow's song I'll sing in a different place
So long and goodbye
To the city that scrapes the sky
Don't forget my name
When I return again to New York

(Verse 2)
I remember my first nights
In Mark's apartment on the East Side
And our talks of girls and God and all our dreams

The Coronado on the holidays
The Compound and the L train
And 5 nights a week down at 414

This I swear if you can make it here
Anywhere becomes austere
Then may I see, if what they say is true

New York (6x)

So long and farewell
To the hands I have held
I'll always hold your heart inside of me
So long and goodbye
Until the next
Don't forget to write
And please dry your eyes
I'll stop in and say hi
The next time I'm in New York...
"Crashing Down"
(verse 1)
On & on & on she goes
Where she stops no one knows
But this road she's on won't lead her home

All alone in her pretty dress
She looks fine but she's all a mess
Its hard to hide what's going on

She's sick inside but she's alright she claims she
Can make it on her own

Its too late to turn back now
You're too far in and you can't get out
But today you're gonna have to figure it out

Someday you're gonna sit down
And think about how hard it was to get out
But today you're gonna have to figure it out

(verse 2)
On & on & on she goes
She's lost herself on this broken road
Where do you go, when you're all alone

She knows there's more to life than this
Than entropy and emptiness
But this is all she's ever known

Forget the nets
She's left the edge
I'll be there to catch your head
When you think you're dead, its not the end

All coming crashing down...

(verse 3)
On & on & on she runs
It hurts to see what she's become
When all she needs is a little love

Take It Slow Tab, Chords

"Take It Slow"...OK, this is probably the simplest song I ever wrote, but hey, simple worked for the Beatles...Capo 1st FretThe Verse and Chorus are both:E B A BThe Bridge is:Cm A B

"My Best" Lyrics/Chords

Here are the tabs and chords for 'My Best' -the tab is from memory, so let me know if it isn't right. I ususally tune my guitar down a whole step to play this song, but it may have been in standard tuning or down just a half step. Have fun :0)
F C Am G/B, F C G
The radio's playing our favorite song
The one's we used to along
But your silence is telling me that something's wrong
Not sure what you're gonna say
Doesn't matter anyway
We've been putting off this talk now for days
There were too many stars to align
Took too much to make it right
But you can't say I never tried
F C G (3x), F C Am G/B, F G
I gave you my best
Cause its all that I had
I guess its too much
To ask for that back
I gave you my best
Cause I needed all that you had
I gave you my heart
Now please give it back
Sometime you pray for the skies to clear
But the clouds just need to shed some tears
So pardon me while I take a little time
And I'm not surprised your eyes are dry
While on love's cross I'm crucified
All I wanted was for you to try
Am C F G (2x) Am Dm G E, Am C G
If you say that you tried, you just lied to yourself...

My Ringtone is the Myxer Pick of the Day...Downlaod ’Mary’ for FREE

Hey guys,
My ringtone "Mary" has been chosen as the Myxer "Pick of the Day" for today April 2nd. The Myxer "Pick of the Day" is exclusively featured on the homepage of the Myxer website and will be seen by every user who "Signs In" to the Myxer website on 4/2. Go here: to check it out and to download my free ringtone if you don’t already have it!

Text "RICKSEIBOLD MARY" to 69937 (MYXER) to get "Mary"

With a smooth swagger, and the natural ability to pen a perfect pop tune, today’s featured artist, singer/songwriter Rick Seibold, is well on his way to the top! His upbeat, percussion-driven ditty, "Mary," is today’s featured ringtone, and for good reason, it’s a serious jam! Rick sounds as if he could pull off the perfect duet with Jack Johnson or Dave Matthews, and that my friends is a compliment of the highest order! Download today’s ringtone and have a listen to this amazing talent on the rise!

How Love Goes Lyrics/Chords

How Love Goes Lyrics/Chords

F C Am G/B

No grand ball room, just two head lights

Truck radio is the band tonight

No dancing shoes, just me and you

No grand affair to read in magazines

No great escapes on the silver screen

No front page news, just me and you

Dm Am G

We aint got to make this complicated

F C G Am G/B

Love is just as simple as this

As the first kiss that we nearly missed

F C G Am G/B

Finding that hand that finally fits that you can’t let go

F C E Am-b-F G

Ain’t always bliss and it don’t make sense

But there’s nothing better than this

That’s when you know

That’s how love goes

I remember when it first felt right

Eating leftovers on a friday night

No tv, just you and me

And it hurt so bad to laugh so hard

But it felt so right wrapped in your arms

Nothing we need, just you and me


This love is just the way its meant to be...