R.L. Hansen is a retired electrical engineer, multi-instrumentalist musician, writer and high school teacher. R.L. enjoys a quiet lifestyle in the farmlands of NC with his wife of 43 years. An excellent musician, R.L. is fluent in many genres of music. When not teaching or writing, you can catch him singing, playing guitar, dobro, bass and mandolin on stage with his band around Charlotte and the greater Piedmont area of North Carolina. Rick and his wife also spend several months out of the year traveling to different Bluegrass music festivals.