Singer/songwriter Rich Kubicz grew up in the small suburban town of Union, New Jersey. In the late 70's, Rich discovered his adoration for music after listening to classic rock bands such as Queen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. He admired each one of these bands for different reasons. Queen for it's showmanship, Floyd for the depth of lyrics, Zeppelin for it's musicianship and The Stones for their pop savvy melody. Yet each one of these bands also had something in common that Rich took note of. Although each band had their own individual styles, their music was presented from album to album utilizing a plethora of musical eclecticism. Whether it's Blues, Acoustic, Folk, Country or Hard Rock, each band was able to master each genre in their own right to become every man's hero. Rich began playing the guitar at the age of nine using old country guitar books with the guide of chord charts found within the pages. His parents finally got sick of listening to 'Home on the Range' so they got him formal lessons at the age of eleven. By the time he was 16, Rich was playing what he wanted to and also got into writing his own music. In 1996, Rich entered Electric Reels Studios in Pleasant Valley, N.Y. to record 'For Lindsay'. The session went well so he put together a tape of 4 track recordings of nine more songs, brought together some very talented musicians and over the course of quite a few years, finally finished recording the album Echo Lake.