Ist as an Ambassador has a passion and purpose to effectively communicate with new cultures, Ricky Graham uses songs to cross through the universal language of music. An Ambassador's missions are never ending, requiring honor & persistence that is essential to pursue all open channels or even to open those that otherwise appear closed. With the same diligence and charisma, Ricky has the uncanny ability to expressively explore a wide variety of musical genre including pop, rock, latin, eventually reggae, all that jazz that soothes, and even down home rhythm & blues. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., his influences varied from Chuck Berry (thanks to his Dad), Motown, Otis Redding and of course the Beatles. His experience throughout the years, has led him to the sobering conclusion that so many artist have 'cheated' themselves from the total experience of variety by shunning or banishing themselves to one style of music. In Ricky's opinion, some artists only stunted their musical growth because of race, creed, coolness and maybe even ignorance. But not Ricky-he doesn't mind being considered a bit of an 'oddball' when it comes down to creating his tunes. Ricky was bored of the status quo, so as he likes to put it, 'I pressed on with a burin' in my belly', to continue this musical road I decided to travel'. Having gone through some measure of ridicule,he took that pain and made it into his passion which shines through every single tune he writes, no matter what the style. So come on! Grab a hold and hang on! Let's go for a ride 'cause our destination goes to all locations near and far!