Press release

Fall 2017

Recording artist Rick Diaz releases his first ever Christmas CD, My Memories of Christmas. The twelve- song compilation features seven Diaz originals, along with five of his all- time Christmas favorites. Two remastered cuts going out to radio are: I’m Gonna Shake The Decorations Right Off Your Christmas Tree and Merry Christmas From Tahoe. Shake The Decorations is a fun up tempo holiday romp inspired after Rick saw The Country Bears Christmas special on a trip to Disneyland. Rick duets with songstress Samantha Moroney of La Jolla, California on Merry Christmas From Tahoe,she is also featured on Starlight in Christmas. A native of San Diego, California, Rick’s career had its beginnings in Lake Tahoe at the age of twenty. The originals  which include My Christmas Wish For You, Fallen Leaf, Julian Lady, and The Elvis Elf, though they are his reflections on Christmas, they have something that every listener can relate to. The multi genre singer, songwriter, offers you a complete package of musical styles, ranging from Rock n Roll, Acoustic Ballads, Pop/Country and a Dean Martin flavored arrangement of Winter Wonderland. Rick hits the bulls eye with his tribute to Elvis, and his late friend Glen Campbell on Blue Christmas.“I was Glen’s guest for his Christmas show at Harrah’s Reno. He did an awesome version of Blue Christmas backed by the house orchestra and his band. We had the most memorable visit afterwards. I used strings on my version with Jon Hasz playing a James Burton flavored guitar solo. I use to joke with James that I got presents from the Elvis Elf. He told me “You’ve got a song there” he recalls. The album is rounded out with a classy duet on Feliz Navidad with talented vocalist Danielle Tucker. My Memories of Christmas was produced by Rick and Jon Hasz for Tahoe City Productions.

For a complete song list and other info on Rick’s career, check out his site at

Tahoe City Music, is proud to continue its 10% donation of all merchandise sold in honor of Glen Campbell, to the Alzheimer’s foundation through Dec. 31, 2018. For more info please contact Robin Lockwood at

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Thanks Glen, for your friendship and the beautiful memories we shared. I will miss you my Big Brother!

Love, Rick