Musician of the Week: Ricky Demetro

Ricky Demetro

YEAR: Fourth

MAJOR: English

HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, N.Y.


What is your instrument of choice?

Guitar and vocals. I started playing guitar at 14. I wanted to play saxophone but my mom wouldn’t get it for me. So she bought me a guitar. I started writing songs at 15.

Who are your biggest influences?

Radiohead. The Beatles. Wilco. 

Who have you been listening to lately?

Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush.

What are you involved with musically on campus?

I have a loose band going but nothing concrete. I play a show every now and then. I would like to play more shows.

What’s your plan for the future?

Hopefully to be able to make music for a living.

Any advice for aspiring musicians?

Practice with a metronome.

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