Ricky Montgomery at Emo’s in Austin, TX

On his Another Rick in the Wall tour, LA-based artist Ricky Montgomery makes his way to Austin for a night to remember.

Even though Ricky Montgomery didn’t go viral until 2020, he has been on the music scene making songs since 2014. Early in his career, Ricky found himself with a large following on Vine, if anyone still remembers the ancient app. As of now, Ricky has three studio albums. The latest of which was released in late 2023, titled Rick. At the end of January 2024, he released a new single “It’s Okay to Cry.” The successful guy has two platinum singles, “Line Without A Hook” and “Mr. Loverman.” Both are from his 2016 debut album Montgomery Ricky.

Starting the night strong was opener Noah Floersch. Originally from Texas, Noah didn’t have to travel far from home to join Ricky. Noah brought a very welcoming presence when performing his chill indie songs. One song he played was “Love You by Myself.” He also did a cover of Kacey Musgraves’s “Slow Burn,” after gushing over her for a quick second. But who isn’t in love with Kacey Musgraves? He closed his set with “Ghost of Chicago.” Noah released an album last year titled Noah. His latest single, “The Kite,” was released at the beginning of February 2021.

At right about 9 PM, Ricky’s band took the stage and started their intro. Hidden by a sheer curtain, the band played while lights flashed. The bass rattled the entire building and as soon as Ricky Montgomery was seen stepping onto the stage, the crowd went wild. He opened with “Line Without a Hook.” Throughout the entire song, he didn’t stop running from one end of the stage to the other. During “In Your Pocket,” he came down to the barricade to sing with his fans. Ricky did a great job at rotating songs from each of his eras. One song would be from his debut and the next would be a track from his new album. He played a lot of fan favorites before announcing he would be performing a new unreleased song. He said the song was called “Unknown Phantom.” Before starting, he taught the audience a few parts so they could sing along. 

Soon after, Ricky played his latest single “It’s Okay to Cry.” He played a few more songs such as “Don’t Say That” and “Out Like a Light.” After coming back for an encore, he played “Sometimes I Need to Be Alone.” Before starting “This December,” Ricky told the crowd that this was the song where he asked everyone to jump. When the song got to the bridge the whole crowd started to jump. Energy levels were high and from what it seemed everyone was having a great time. He closed with his most streamed and widely known song, “Mr. Loverman.” He came off as a very well-seasoned artist and put on an amazing show. Ricky still has quite a few shows as he continues his Another Rick in The Wall Tour and we would highly recommend seeing one.

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Lauryn is a student studying Mass Media and minoring in Digital Film and Photography at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas. She finds her comfort in photography and creating stories out of still images. As being born and raised in the south, country music will always hold a dear place in her heart. If Lauryn is not attending a concert, she is probably trying to catch up on all the school work she put off in order to go to the show.