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, some violin, and 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' Richard is working on another album called 'Legends and Dreams'. It will also contain some similar songs but there will be several instrumentals featuring the Native American flute. 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. Richard's album, The Sacred Journey was recently nominated for a NAMMY Award (Native American Music Award)for 2008. The Awards show to be held in Niagra Falls New York October 4th, 2008.
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