Born in 1955, Rick was born into a musical family. His father, Bryant Wilson, was already an established bluegrass band leader with his band, Bryant Wilson & the Kentucky Ramblers. So Rick spent most of his childhood at bluegrass festivals, square dances and nearly every weekend at the world famous Bill Monroe’s Beanblossom Jamboree in Beanblossom, IN, where his dads band was on staff. In fact, it was there Rick joined his first band outside the family. In 1970, three brothers, Dan, David & Doug Harden were playing in the parking lot at Beanblossom. Rick realized they were without a bass player and asked if he could play along. After a few songs, the brothers asked Rick to join their band and, after permission from Rick’s dad, joined the threesome to form the Brown County Boys. Their influences were newgrass bands such as the Bluegrass Alliance, Country Gentlemen, Seldom Scene, & later the Newgrass Revival. In 1976, after David left the band, Rick switched to guitar and lead vocals. In 1979, the band recorded their 1st album entitled “The Brown County Band”. Around 1982, the band changed its name to Pine Mountain and in 1984 recorded their 2nd album entitled “Memory Avenue”, after one of the songs on the LP written by Rick. During the 1980s, Pine Mountain gained much respect in the bluegrass genre and found themselves playing festivals, concerts and private events on a national scale, even being invited by Bill Monroe to play the Grand Ole Opry and the DJ’s Convention at the Roy Acuff Theater. After much success, Pine Mountain disbanded in the mid 90s as Rick and the other members wanted to pursue other interests. After some time away from music, Rick Joined the praise band at his church in 2002 playing acoustic guitar and bass. Rick still works in that capacity today and has gained much more knowledge in the academics of music. This is something Rick hopes to bring to his new role with the Borrowed Tyme Band. To help produce well arranged, engaging new works that will leave audiences wanting more.