Derik Hultquist is an American singer/songwriter from Alcoa, TN. He is currently a staff writer for Carnival Music in Nashville, TN. Derik has also released three EP's with Carnival Recording Company; Whether Report (2012), Leaning On The Rain (2012), Mockingbird's Mouth (2014).
Growing up in Alcoa, TN Hultquist split his time between athletics and music. Derik went on to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College where he played goalie for the men's soccer team. However, after an injury sidelined him, he began to focus all of his energy on songwriting. Upon graduation, on a whim, he migrated to Nashville. He took on flexible jobs (legislative legal clerk, server, handyman, paperboy, pharmacy tech, valet, and others), which didn’t merit much income, but did allow him time enough to write everyday. From this writing spawned the self-released, Anthologies and Blue Blues.
Hultquist eventually got the attention of Carnival Music, a publishing company opened by Travis Hill and producer Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, David Nail, Eli Young Band). Hultquist was signed to a publishing deal with Carnival Music and a recording contract with Carnival Recording Company. With Carnival he has released three more EP's: Whether Report (2012), Leaning On The Rain (2012), and Mockingbird's Mouth (2014), as well as a full length album, Southern Iron (2016), for which Hultquist has toured the United States.
Hultquist has performed with many artists, including The Bacon Brothers, Sean Hayes (musician), Corey Smith (musician), Bob Schneider, and Matthew Logan Vasquez.
|Album Name||Year||Record Label|
|Mockingbird's Mouth (EP)||2014||Carnival Recording Company|
|Leaning On The Rain (EP)||2012||Carnival Recording Company|
|Whether Report (EP)||2012||Carnival Recording Company|
|Blue Blues||--||Self Released|
|Southern Iron||2016||Carnival Recording Company|