This project, the first shared effort with my playing partner, Steve Wade, took at least 4000 miles of
commuting between Reno and Las Vegas, 7 months from the first reference tracks to delivery of the
finished product, countless e-mails, and a mountain of stress from wanting to get everything just right.
Thanks to our most excellent producer Mr. Steven Swinford, of Swinford Music, I believe we have done just that.
FORTY MILES OF FAMOUS has 14 new tracks and is long enough to keep you entertained for most of 75 miles…unless you are stuck in LA traffic where it will only be entertaining for 3 or 4 miles. Of course the final say
belongs to you, the fans, the public, that come to the shows, that buy music, that appreciate thoughtful
lyrics and quality musicianship.
It is always a wonderful thing to watch a project go from conception to completion.
It is equally as wonderful to let it go and see what it becomes. I hope you will enjoy FORTY MILES OF FAMOUS.
Steve and I thank for all the support and for coming to see the shows. We have some exciting shows in the
very near future, including: Yerington Theatre of the Arts, Vinton Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival and the
Genoa Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival.
Dates and times as listed.
We wish you all the best as the holiday season approaches and we look forward to seeing you down the 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."