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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 back.

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 the performances.


Richard E.


Don't forget my song , "Three Days and Forty Fires" (mp3). It made it to 2013 WMA Award nominee list. (Western Music Association)


Our latest contact numbers are: 775-721-1354 or 775-230-5951. Please call with any questions about me or my music.

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My new CD, "Come Back Home" is now for sale! Check it out and order one!


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Steve Wade trains Arabians at a ranch in Washoe Valley (he also plays guitar with me). He has ten days on this horse. The ride is set to "Impossible Blue" from the Rodeo Bones CD. Enjoy!




I have updated by schedule page. (October 20, 2013)


My "Big Nevada Sky" album is BACK! Order one... or two! Remember, Christmas is coming!


My CD, "This Side of the Dirt" is available!


Check some photos taken during my past performances.


On-line order form and updated with my new CD! - It is very easy to order... use PayPal or your credit card.

Only $17.50 per CD (shipping and handling included in that price)



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My new YouTube video  - "Buckaroo Moon"

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                        Dayton, NV  89403-9503


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"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."                     from   DaytonNVHistory .


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