Us Two and Him - Americana Trio

Acoustic Band from Nashville, TN - Will travel up to 100 miles
BOOKED 38 days ago

$600 - $1500 per event
Describing "us two and him" is a difficult thing to do because there's not another group like them. They are an imaginative musical trio consisting of brothers Jim and John Rickman ("us two") and Phil Comstock ("him"). Jim plays the stand-up bass while Phil and John play guitar. They capture on stage the feeling of three good buddies enjoying themselves—telling stories, harmonizing, pickin' and grinnin'. For more than four decades, "us two and him" have been entertaining and after all this time, they are still having fun--and it shows. They specialize in banquet entertainment suitable for all audiences regardless of age or socio-
economic background. They play for business and civic groups, churches, and industry.

Their versatility meets varied situations spanning the spectrum from conventions, trade shows, sales meetings to private parties, plus a clever program to enliven and amuse as after-dinner "speakers". Their unique talent has taken them to a guest appearance on the world famous "Grand Ole Opry". They have appeared on "The Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree", "Nashville Gospel Show", WSM's "Bill Cody in the Morning" radio show, and for eleven years they were semi-regulars on Nashville television's popular "The Ralph Emery Show". They have shared the stage with noted celebrities and have been the subject of numerous articles in local, state, and national publications.

What makes "us two and him" stand alone is their original compositions. They have successfully recorded and packaged these tunes in four albums. In addition, they perform other hilarious numbers such as, "I Just Don't Look Good Naked Anymore", "Snuff Dipper", and "The Rooster Song". Entertainment with an abundance of enthusiasm best describes "us two and him". Each member of the group has a particular talent complimenting the other two, resulting in a delightful blend and approach to entertainment. They sing songs of growing up country, a foot-stomping music laced with homespun humor, bringing a laugh and a toe tap from the worst critic. Many consider them a most refreshingly different group, conveying a light-hearted, comical theme, yet a surprising sophistication in story and song.

"us two and him" have been compared to the Smothers Brothers and the Kingston Trio. Comstock agrees they might be compare to "Riders in the Sky", a cowboy-dressed group based in the Brentwood-Green Hills area. The South Central Tennessee boys are like characters in the Andy Griffith Show with a touch of Ray Stevens' lyrical madness, toned down from "The Streak", and the lines, "It's me again, Margaret".

About the Musicians

Jim and John Rickman, "us two", and Phil Comstock, "him", all grew up about thirty-five miles south of Nashville in the small rural community of Chapel Hill, Tennessee. Chapel Hill resembled Andy Griffith's Mayberry, so "us two and him" created a song, "The Folks of Mayberry", reflecting a day when the pace of life was much slower:

"I'd sit on the porch and pick with Andy, make eyes at Thelma Lou, Get thrown in the pokey with Otis Campbell, that's something I always wanted to do, Skip rocks on the pond with Opie, chit-chat with old Aunt Bea, Ride with Barney with his siren on through the streets of Mayberry."

All three were influenced in their youth by extended family gatherings. Their song, "Chicken Necks and Wings", describes how little kids might view these get-togethers:

"We sat at the second table eating chicken necks and wings, A leftover dab of gravy, juice and fatback from the beans, Fresh peach cobbler without peaches, melted ice cream from the churn, Wasn't very much to choose from once those grown-ups had their turn. (Grand Ole Opry star, Mike Snider, recorded this one.)"

As teenagers, the older Rickman boys were part of a rock-and-roll band that swept first place in "The Nashville Tennessean's Discovery of the Year" contest in 1965. Then in 1972 John, Jim and Phil came together forming "us two and him". Note the self-deprecating lyrics of one of the group's songs entitled "The Chapel Hill Pickers":

"We played rock-and-roll music back in '65, the girls would follow us around. We wore shoulder-length hair and skin-tight pants and, Man, we had a groovy sound. But now our hair's fallin' out and our skin-tights don't fit, the girls they just giggle and snicker. We used to be the group called "Electric Soul", but now we're just "The Chapel Hill Pickers"."

These are men of character, college graduates, outstanding citizens, businessmen, churchmen, civic-minded and family-oriented. They are the kind of people with whom you like to associate.

John is the songwriter and lives in Tullahoma, Jim is the group's "funnyman" and lives in Murfreesboro, and Phil, the trio's spokesman, resides in Chapel Hill. All these talents blend making an "us two and him" performance a distinctly clever musical presentation.


Overall Talent

We LOVED having this group at our fundraiser dinner. As always, they provided great fun for all attending. They are very easy to communicate with, making instructions and transitions easy. We will look forward to having them again!

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Club Event

Overall Talent

Us two and him did an excellent job in the program they presented for the 97 ladies of the Shelbyville Woman's Club on February 14, 2018. I would highly recommend them to any age group or for any function.

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Overall Talent

Us Two and Him are a rare treat! They're talented musicians and storytellers. The concert was for a retirement community for which I'm activities director; the residents love these guys and will beg for me to have them back which of course I will. Music is good for all of us, and if laughter is the best medicine, these guys pack a one-two punch that can't be beat. Not all of the concert is humorous, but at times I was laughing so hard that I cried, and the residents were too. A number of the songs performed were original compositions and others were familiar standards. We'll never tire of Us Two and Him!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

Overall Talent

Us Two and Him is an amazing music group! They put everyone at ease as they sing and include the audience. Simply put, they are a class act and I highly recommend them!!

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Shelbyville, TN
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Birthday Party (Adult)
Brentwood, TN
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Club Event
Shelbyville, TN
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Womens Club
Shelbyville, TN
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Murfreesboro, TN
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Birthday Party (Adult)
Tullahoma, TN
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thank You World
Statler Brothers
The Chapel Hill Pickers
John Rickman
I Just Don't Look Good Naked Anymore
Ben Colder
Home Grown Tomatoes
Guy Clark
Chicken Necks and Wings
John Rickman
All the Gold in California
Gatlin Brothers
The Rooster Song
I'll Fly Away
Albert Brumley
Playing Right Field
Peter, Paul and Mary
The Folks of Mayberry
John Rickman
You Never Even Called Me by My Name
David Allen Coe
You are My Sunshine
Gene Autry
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Carol King
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Carter Family
Why Me Lord?
Kris Kristofferson
When the Kids Leave Home
John Rickman
Under the Boardwalk
The Drifters
Uncle John
John Rickman
Turn Your Radio On
Albert Brumley
Tom Dooley
Kingston Trio
This Old Tattoo
John Rickman
This Land is Your Land
Woody Guthrie
There'll Never Be Anyone Else But You
Rick Nelson
There Goes My Everything
Jack Green
The Wizard of the Saddle
John Rickman
The Wild Side of Life
Hank Thompson
"T" for Texas, "T" for Tennessee
Jimmy Rogers
The Other Woman
Ray Price
The Mountain of Love
Johnny Rivers
Your Cheating Heart
Hank Williams
Jason White and Leroy Black
John Rickman
The Chapel Hill Light
John Rickman
The Birds and the Bees
Jewel Akens
That's Old Fashion
Every Brothers
The Company You Keep
Bill Phillips
Thank God I'm a Country Boy
John Denver
Jimmy Martin
Swappin' Knives
John Rickman
Statues Without Hearts
Gatlin Brothers
Southern Hospitality
Lou Childre
So Happy Together
The Turtles
Snuff Dipper
Mike Snider
Sixteen Tons
Ernie Ford
She's a Broken Lady
Gatlin Brothers
Sense of Humor
John Rickman
Send Me the Pillow
Hank Locklin
Running Bear
Sonny James
Rolling in my Sweet Baby's Arms
Flatt and Scruggs
Rocky Top
Osborne Brothers
Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash
Proud Mary
Credence Clearwater Revival
Houston Means I'm One Day Closer to You
Larry Gatlin
One in a Million
Statler Brothers
Old P-31
John Rickman
Ol' Maude
John Rickman
Oh Lonesome Me
Don Gibson
My Heart Tells Me Stay
Ray Price
My Girl
Dylan Scott
My First Chew
John Rickman
My Baby is American Made
Oak Ridge Boys
Mountain Dew
Grandpa Jones
Jimmy Buffett
Mama Tried
Merle Haggard
Make the World Go Away
Eddie Arnold
Kingston Trio
Little Brown Shack
Billy Edd Wheeler
King of the Road
Roger Miller
Just Walk On By
Leroy VanDyke
It Keeps Right on a Hurtin'
Johnny Tillotson
In the Garden
C. Austin Miles
If My Nose was Runnin' Money
Mike Snider
If I Had a Hammer
Pete Seeger
Amazing Grace
John Newton
I Saw the Light
Hank Williams
I Saw Her Standing There
I Just Wish You Were Someone I Loved
Larry Gatlin
How Great Thou Art
Martin Luther
I Can't Help It
Hank Williams
I Can't Help Falling in Love
Elvis Presley
I Believe in Music
Mac Davis
The Ralph Emery Show Song
John Rickman
Holy Spirit
John Rickman
Hey Good Looking
Hank Williams
Gotta Travel On
Billy Grammer
Good Lovin'
Hanson Band
Going to the Chapel
The Dixie Cups
Going Bald
John Rickman
God Bless the U.S.A.
Lee Greenwood
Fox on the Run
Tom T. Hall
Oak Ridge Boys
Dig a Little Deeper in the Well
Statler Brothers
Dang Me
Roger Miller
Daddy Sang Bass
Johnny Cash
Crying Time Again
Ray Charles
Roy Orbison
Country Roads
John Denver
Cotton Fields
The Highwaymen
Chicken Snake in the Outhouse
John Rickman
John Rickman
Broken Lady
Larry Gatlin
Almost Persuaded
David Houston
All the Good Times Are Past and Gone
Flatt and Scruggs
Two Snake Doctors and a Butterfly
John Rickman
George Hamilton IIII
The Maury County Jail Fire
John Rickman
Oldies Band
Variety Band
Americana Band
Acoustic Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Us Two and Him - Americana Trio will also travel to Madison, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Ridgetop, Smyrna, Antioch, Gladeville, Old Hickory, Lascassas, Arrington, Murfreesboro, Nolensville, Brentwood, Norene, Watertown, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Milton, Auburntown, Castalian Springs, Franklin, Mitchellville, Whites Creek, Christiana, Alexandria, Readyville, Rockvale.
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