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and find out more about me and my music.
It has been a terrible, terrible long
time since I have update this web page, but in my defense I believe
that it requires that you really have something worthy to say before
doing so. I think that is the case now!
For those of you that did not know……in
July I travelled to China with a delegation from the Nevada Tourism
and Cultural Affairs office. I travelled with Lt. Governor Brian
Krolicki, Claudia Vecchio, the Director of the Nevada Commission on
Tourism, and several others, including Sherry Rupert, the Executive
Director Nevada Indian Commission. The occasion for the trip was to
celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of a
tourism representation office in China.
I about fell off the chair when I was
offered the chance to be part of the group and I assume I now hold
the world record for the fastest YES in history. We visited three
cities, Chengdu, Beijing, and Guangzhou and I played my Nevada songs
at three banquets for Chinese tourism officials, party members, and
embassy staff. We were also lucky to have with us, Ben and John
Rupert, and they performed the Eagle Dance and the War Dance in full
Native American regalia. Needless to say it was something most in
attendance will not forget. And, to top it off I got to fulfill one
of my bucket list items and walk on the Great Wall of China!
I cannot tell you how wonderful the
Chinese people were everywhere we went. Not sure how often they see
a person in a cowboy hat walking the streets of Beijing but I’m
pretty sure it’s not every day. A quick note on the
food……….FANTASTIC. With any luck I will be able to go back someday.
On the near horizon…..the new CD,
FORTY MILES OF FAMOUS, is very, very close to being done. All the
recording is complete and now it’s just the finishing touches and
then off to the presses for duplication. There are 14 songs on the
CD and I’m very excited at how varied this project is. This is all
new material and includes a few tunes that are not exactly “western”
but close enough to make them a good fit. This will be the first CD
that will include my playing partner, Steve Wade. Steve brings some
great guitar work as well as tasty background vocals. I will be sure
to get it on the web site as soon as we get the finished product
Thanks again to all that visit the
site and please come back because we are always adding new venues to
the page and we would love it if you came and said hello at one of
For questions call: 775-721-1354,
"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."