Legends & Dreams
Richard's love of music and desire to make music began very early in life. He got his first guitar and wrote the first of many songs at the age of eight. Over the years Richard wrote many songs in various genres, but the last few years have been pretty much devoted to the Native American genre. Along with the guitar, Richard plays piano/keyboards, Native American flute and drums. Richard's first album, The Sacred Journey, is somewhat like a book. Each song, like a chapter. It is a story---a true story about the first Americans. It is a story that continues---a story of tragedy and injustice, but it is also a story of endurance and beauty, of strength and courage. The Native American people, their history, culture, art and spirit are to be recognized and acknowledged. This is the purpose of 'The Sacred Journey'. Recently The Sacred Journey was nominated for a NAMMY Award in the Native Heart category. Richard released his 2nd album called Legends and Dreams in July 2009. It is being distributed worldwide on the Mega International record label (Doc Holiday). It is also being played on worldwide radio. Richard teamed up with Doc recently to record his third album called 'Spirit Legacy'. It was released October 3rd, 2009. (Produced by Doc Holiday) Richard's desire for his music is that it will not just entertain but that it will enlighten the listener and give them a better understanding of Native American history and an appreciation for their story.