Rick Marotta

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Not to be confused with Rich Marotta.
Rick Marotta
Genres Rock, pop, jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Brethren, The Riverboat Soul Band, Aretha Franklin, Carly Simon, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Paul Simon

Rick Marotta is a US-based drummer and percussionist who appears on many recordings by leading artists such as Aretha Franklin, Carly Simon, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Paul Simon, John Lennon, Hall & Oates, Stevie Nicks, Wynonna, Roy Orbison, Todd Rundgren, Roberta Flack, Peter Frampton, Quincy Jones, Jackson Browne, Waylon Jennings, Randy Newman, Peter Gabriel, Kenny G., The Jacksons, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Warren Zevon, Linda Ronstadt and many others.


Marotta has composed music for the TV show, Everybody Loves Raymond.[1] His brother, Jerry, is also a noted drummer and percussionist, and has recorded and toured with Peter Gabriel.

Marotta also spent a year in the early 70's as drummer for his own group; the short lived Brethren. Tom Cosgrove sang and played lead, Stu Woods played bass (he would later appear on Todd Rundgren's Something/Anything? album), and Mike Garson played keyboards. They released two albums; the first was just called Brethren and was mildly successful. The second, released as the band was crumbling is almost impossible to find. The band had a unique sound, a mixture of rock & country, with traces of jazz, and a bit of influence from Dr. John, who wrote the album notes and wrote a song ("Loop Garoo") for them.

He was also in a band called "The Riverboat Soul Band". They released their album in 1968 and it was called "Mess-up".


With Edgar Winter

With Robin Kenyatta

With Herbie Mann

' With John Tropea ( Tropea, Marlin, 1975)


  1. ^ Burlingame, Jon (2006-04-14). "Isham, Rosenthal Honored by ASCAP". Filmmusicsociety.org. Retrieved 2011-10-22. 

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