Dick is a multi-instrumentalist who has played guitar and electric bass in rock, commercial, jazz, and dance bands, and acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo and bass in folk and bluegrass groups. He has performed at MerleFest six years, with such musicians as mandolinist Emory Lester and guitarist François Vola, singer/songwriters Bob Sinclair and Mary Huckins, and has accompanied Mando-Mania (including Chris Thiele, Jimmy Gaudreau, Ronnie McCoury and others). At Green Acres Music Hall he performed with banjo virtuoso, Bill Keith. As the original bassist with the François Vola Group (jazz), he appears on their 1996 CD "Old World—New World", on the RDC label. He recently retired from the faculty of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory where he was Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science.
Dick currently performs with the following groups: