In Loving Memory
November 14, 1959 - July 14, 2024

When were planning the very first Light of Day Canada event, we called Rick Rose to assist us with organizing the event. He told us what we had to do with sound, bands, etc. and even helped us bring his friend, Ron Sexsmith to our first show. Rick reunited the Rick Rose Band that night and the rest, as they say, is history.

Rick played several Light of Day shows over the years, as well as our virtual Light of Day shows, the Light of Day Songwriters shows, and of course, he played the Final Farewell show with his trio. A highlight was the Sunday Songwiters show in 2013 at the Watermark Restaraunt overlooking the Falls with Rick, Joe Grushecky, Joe D'Urso, Willie Nile and John Eddie. A wonderful memory!

Niagara Falls has lost a legend and the world has lost a great person, a great man, a great husband, a great father, and for many of us....a good friend. He will always be the Godfather of the Niagara Falls Music Scene. Asbury has Bruce Springsteen and we have Rick Rose.

Rick, we want to thank you for helping us all Dream Out Loud and for giving us "Something To Remember", but mostly thank you for taking us all on the "Greatest Train Ride".

Our collective hearts are broken. Rest in rock and roll, Rick

Rick Rose Maiuri Photo 1
Rick Rose Maiuri Photo 2