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Greetings fans and
friends! As I sit here this morning and work on updating this web
page I can say with all honesty I am at a loss with just where to
start. So much has happened in the past few months and so much is in
the planning stage I am almost overwhelmed. I guess I will start at
the back and work my way forward.
Last November, if
you recall, we spent a week in New Mexico at the Western Music
Association Awards, where my song,
THREE DAYS AND FORTY FIRES, was a finalist for song of the year.
Although I didn’t win, the opportunity to perform at the Kimo
Theater in Albuquerque was awesome to say the least. We met a ton of
great performers and played our fingers to the bone at the jam
sessions. The good news is my song, A FEW MORE ROCKS, was on an
album by Bill Barwick…the voice of the Western Channel….that won the
album of the year. So that is a victory in itself.
In January we were
in Elko at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering where I was joined
by my good friend Steve Wade for several shows dedicated to Nevada.
To say those shows were a success is a bit of an
understatement……more on that later! Anyway, the shows were sellouts
and the crowds were fantastic. The Western Folklife Center sold all
the CD’s I sent to them. It was a great time and the first time in
many years that I have seen 3 am in the morning on purpose. My hat
is off to all the staff at the Gathering for the great work they do.
Then, with only
two days to un-pack and re-pack, Steve and I were off to Sierra
Vista, Arizona for the Cochise County Cowboy Gathering. Again, a
great time with record setting crowds at this years event.
So……here is what
is coming up. We have shows (meaning Steve Wade and I together) at
the Martin Hotel in Winnemucca on March 29th….The
House on April 25th,
Genoa Cowboy Poetry
Gathering on May 1st and 2nd, and then
Pipers Opera House in Virginia City on June 7th. June
looks to be a very busy month with performances in Lund, NV. On June
Bear, CA. on the 20th and 21st and the
Dangberg Ranch in
Gardnerville on June 26th. We certainly look forward to
seeing you if you can make any of those shows…or all of them if you
are the traveling type!
somewhere between all those dates I am hoping to begin a new CD of
all original material. I have a title song all picked out and ready
to go……all I need now is time……..oh yeah…..and money.
Now for some truly
amazing news!!! As a result of my performances in Elko this past
January I have been asked by the
Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs to play my songs and
represent Nevada in … CHINA. It
will be a three city tour that includes
Beijing……and I am
soooooooo…hoping to have a picture with my guitar on The Great Wall.
Details are still in the formulation state and I will be sure to
update as soon as I know more. A Nevada songwriter in China….who
would have thought!
That brings things
pretty much up to date. Of course we will be posting all the show
dates on this web site so keep coming back to check it out. Thank
you so much for coming to the shows and to the great response to the
COME BACK HOME. It seems we sell out at every show. Hope to see
you down the road and please don’t hesitate to come up and say
hello. You can also get a frequent dose of my lunacy by liking us on
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."