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and find out more about me and my music.
Interesting thing about songwriting….and writing in general I
suppose, you never know when or where inspiration will strike, or
when you will go completely blank and not be able to put even a few
good lines together. Typically, this usually happens to me right
after I finish a project like,
FORTY MILES OF FAMOUS.
I’m not sure why that is but it has proven to be quite predictable.
For most of 2014 the process of writing and recording burned a lot
of creative energy and I’m only now beginning to recharge. Luckily I
had a stockpile of nebulous ideas, bits and pieces of unfinished
lyrics and in a few cases complete songs that just never took
root….enough to fall back on in the lean times. A good lesson to
remember if you are an aspiring writer….NEVER THROW ANYTHING AWAY!
first half of 2015 was probably the busiest I have ever been playing
music. Steve and I played some great shows from Elko to Ely, Vinton
to Genoa and everywhere in between. We plan to keep it up for second
half of the year and will finish up with a week on the road in
Furnace Creek and Las Vegas in November and finally a trip to
Maverick’s in December. All those dates and places will be right
here on the web site and if you can make it to any of the shows we
would love to see you.
those of you that don’t already know, the title song
FORTY MILES OF FAMOUS,
from the new cd was voted best new local music of 2014 in the Reno
Gazette Journal. There was a great write up in the paper and as you
can imagine Steve and I were thrilled at the honor.
are a few new projects in the works, one of which is a video for a
new song called UP FOR ADOPTION. Hopefully we will soon get to the
studio and record it and then eventually have it available for
YouTube. We will be sure to post it here when it’s complete.
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tad more up to date there than here……
Thanks for taking the time to visit the web page, check out some of
the music snippets and looking forward to seeing you down road.
"A singer and songwriter of unique wit and imagination, Richard’s
original music and poetry captures the spirit of the west and those that
live its lifestyle. Raised in historic mining town of
Virginia City, Nevada, Richard grew up fascinated by the stories and
characters that helped shape the history on Nevada and California.
Surrounded by the Sierras, it’s ranches and mountains are a constant
source on inspiration for the images and philosophies of the cowboys and
those that are cowboys at heart."