‘Wait for the Night’ is a classic rock song about living for the time when one is no longer at work, the joy of escape to do something that you actually want to do. Austin based singer-songwriter Rick Hornyak knows of what he sings – he was playing guitar in his teens and writing songs, playing open mic’s but at the same time holding down an exhausting full-time job as a steelworker at a local factory owned by Trent Reznor’s grandfather. As he explains “I had a house, a couple cars and bought new music stuff with every check, but I lost my 20s there. I worked 21 days straight in the summer, with mandatory overtime, building rooftop heaters. I was a wilted flower who needed some water sprinkled on me. I knew I had to get out of there.”
Hornyak quit the factory on his 27th birthday, after some family friends had stopped through town and advised him to move somewhere with a music scene – which is how he landed in his new hometown of Austin, Texas. There he played with several bands before going solo—recording his first self-titled EP, and then his full-length album ‘Marigold.‘ His latest release is ‘Dandelion‘, which was named to represent regrowth and rebirth, but it also brings to the forefront his own resilience, persistence, tenacity and beauty.