Following a post-college musical hiatus, Riccardo moved from NYC to Arizona and, encouraged by his wife, started to take songwriting seriously. After a year of writing new songs, Riccardo teamed up with engineer Erick Morina to record his debut album, The Calm Within (June 2017). He followed up his debut with Elemental Awareness EP (Nov 2017) and his second LP, Seeker (Sept 2018).
To keep the music coming, Riccardo set up a makeshift home studio to maximize his output of new material. He started with electric guitar-based instrumentals, which would become his side project, Slow Traverse. These sessions flowed into the making of his third and fourth albums, The Fire in Me (Aug 2019) and Lessons from the Valley (May 2020).
On August 28, 2020, Riccardo dropped a surprise fifth album, Other Stories, an acoustic collection of autobiographical tales about the people, places and moments that have a permanent spot in his memory.
*Album 6 is in the works.