Ricky Hess - Drummer
I was born August 20, 1964 in Wynne and have lived here all
my life. My sister and I are the only ones in our family that
enjoy playing music: Connie plays the piano and organ while I
play the drums. I started playing the drums in the Wynne Junior
High band at the age of 11 and played the snare, timphanies,
bass drum, cymbals, and other percussion equipment. Mom and Dad
bought my first set of Ludwig drums when I was 13 and they
encouraged me to play and learn more. I still have that set of
drums but recently I bought a set of Roland TD12 electronic
drums —at the coaching of our band leader Dr. Mike! Although I
have never played in a band other than the high school band, the
members of Reckless Union can convince you that you are
“superdrummer” through their patience and encouragement at every
practice session. My first official “GIG” was playing at Hee Haw
this year for the Wynne Friends of Animals fundraiser. It was
great and addictive!
| On August 27, 1982, I married my junior high school sweetheart
Cyndi. Together we enjoy bow hunting, riding ATVs, and taking
care of our many dogs and cats. I also enjoy farming with
my family and managing Wild Acres Duck Club.
Cyndi and I also take pride in being members of the Fair
Oaks Volunteer Fire Department and Board of Directors. Storm
chasing, fighting fires, and serving as First Responders are
only small parts of the services we provide for our community.
AND WE LOVE TO GO TO DISNEY WORLD AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE-always
kids at heart.