Ric Cabot Podmore
Songwriter | Producer | Recording Artist
Who Is Ric?
Ric Cabot Podmore is a songwriter, recording artist and record producer. He is best known as the creative force behind the 80’s AOR band ARRIVAL. Podmore’s credits include work with multi-Grammy Award winning drummer John ‘JR’ Robinson, multi-Grammy Award winning engineer Jeff Woodruff, Grammy Award winning engineer Kevin Clock, multi-platinum producer Beau Hill, multi-platinum producer/engineer Steve Sykes, artists Rosemary Butler (Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt), Mark Free (King Kobra, Unruly Child), Kimberley Dahme (Boston, Tom Hambrick Band) Robbie Wyckoff (Celine Dion, Michael McDonald, Barbra Streisand, Roger Waters), Terry Ilous (XYZ, Great White), Kelly Moneymaker (Expose), Gary Pihl (Sammy Hagar, Boston) Cactus Moser (Highway 101), Nate, Paul, and Kip Winger (Winger), Larry Thompson (Stevie Wonder) and Dennis Holt (Kerry Livgren, Deniece Williams).
Recognizing the talent of the young Podmore, Hill tutored him with insights ranging from songwriting arrangement and studio production to artist management and music publishing.
During this time, Podmore received his first taste of national prominence, collaborating with Hill and guitarist David Zychek on the Airborne album, “The Dig”.
In 1986, Podmore formed ARRIVAL with Charlie McCormick and Norm Peterson. ARRIVAL featured 80’s icon Mark Free as lead vocalist in the bands early years. The band’s first album, “Out Of Nowhere,” was never released and eventually Free moved on to record with the bands Signal and Unruly Child. Throughout the next several years, Podmore and McCormick were able to keep their collaborative partnership intact and ARRIVAL continued to record, amassing a large library of master recordings.
More recently, Podmore has been working in the field of film and television production, writing and producing songs featuring Robbie Wyckoff, Pam Savage, Kimberley Dahme, Callaway McCord, Ashlie Harris & Brian Butler.