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"...the detail and precision of Ruskin's playing are well known among fingerpickers..." - Guitar Player

Welcome to Lion Dog Music
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Rick Ruskin has been playing and producing since the early 70's.  His discography spans over 20 releases beginning with his first album on the Takoma label.  He tours the United States regularly and performs locally in Seattle often.  Rick runs a  full service recording studio, Lion Dog, where he produces and records his music and others.  He's a frequent contributor to magazines such as Fingerstyle Guitar and Frets.  He is now endorsing and is the Pacific Northwest sales representative  for pro audio gear for studios.



Don't miss "The Spirit of John Fahey" Tour
March 3 - April 23 2016

Spirit of John Fahey tour dates and locations

  • Thurs 3/10/16Columbia City Theater - Seattle, WA
    4916 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA, 98118
    (206) 722-3009

  • Sat 3/12/16 Artichoke Music - Portland, OR -
    3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland 97204
    (503) 232-8845

  • Tues 3/15/16- Fenix Live - San Rafael, CA
    919 Fourth St., San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 813-5600 info@fenixlive.com

  • Fri 3/18/16- Steynberg Gallery - San Luis Obispo, CA -
    1531 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    (805) 547-0278

  • Sat 3/19/16 - Kuumbwa Jazz Center - Santa Cruz, CA
    320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 427-2227

  • Fri 3/25/16- Mighty Fine Guitars - Lafayette, CA
    85 Lafayette Cir., Lafayette, CA 94549
    (925) 268-8226 stevie@mightyfineguitars.com

  • Sat 3/26/16- Boulevard Music - Culver City, CA
    4316 Sepulveda Blvd.,Culver City,CA 90230
    (310) 398-2583

  • Thurs 3/31/16- Coffee Gallery Backstage - Altadena, CA
    2029 N Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001
    (626) 398-7917

  • Sat 4/02/16- Alvas Showroom - San Pedro, CA
    1417 W. Eighth Street, San Pedro, CA 90732
    (310) 519-1314 wanda@alvas.com

  • Sun 4/03/16 - Saint Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA -
    142 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
    (310) 372-0035 This event is 21 and over

  • Sat 4/09/16- Fret House - Covina, CA (Ruskin/Englehardt Show)
    309 N Citrus Ave., Covina, CA 91723
    (626) 339-7020

  • Sat 4/23/16 - AMSDconcerts - San Diego, CA -
    2900 Highland Ave., National City, CA 91950
    (619) 303-8176 http://www.amsdconcerts.com/


NEW RELEASENEW RELEASE - Rick's new album, Whatever Happened to Blind Matzoh Leftkowitz is available now. Read the story of BML and order your copy or download it now.

RECENT SESSION WORK - I am pleased that I was able to take part in the making the CD, All Wood and Doors, by James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt.




Watch the new video JFC I've got the blues

WARNING! This video contains explicit language and images of satirical & controversial nature.



Contact Rick Directly For Information & Pricing of In-Studio or Custom CD Lessons.
Email: liondog@isomedia.com


Rick is available for Concerts, Clubs, & Workshops
Email: liondog@isomedia.com


Get updates about new recordings, concert dates and more when you join the Lion Dog mailing list. Simply send an email to Rick at rick@liondogmusic.com and be sure to include your name, city, state and zip code.

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Lion Dog Music

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