Ricky is Ricky Schmidt, writer/singer/bassist of Western Settings and writer/bassist in Hey, Chels.
An 11-track solo album called Palm Trees dropped in November 2020. Of the album's first single "Escape Artist", he says, "This song is about needing to step away from the world and allow yourself time away from everything. We all need breaks and especially during a time like the one we are currently all in." The album was produced by Western Settings vet Tyson "Chicken" Annicharico of Dead To Me, engineered by Brandon Mericle, mixed by Scott Goodrich, and features drums by Shane Hendry (Eskera, From Scars, Reunions, Sub Dio). A video debuted in November 2020 for the single "New Day."
A new solo album called Pure Fun, dropped in Autumn 2022, with videos produced for "Ground Hole" and "Africa."