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As a songwriter/storyteller, March is a modern day throwback to the melodic, progressive country music stars of several decades ago when folks like Mickey Newbury, Kris Kristofferson and Glen Campbell were regularly heard on radio and seen on evening television. March's live performance skills have garnered him opening positions for Johnny Cash's legendary backing band the Tennessee Three, folk icon Ramblin' Jack Elliott, the popular Steve Forbert, bluesmen Nick Gravenites and John Hammond, Straycat Lee Rocker and western soul cult heroes the Hacienda Brothers.

 

Richard is a Sacramento Area Music Award (SAMMIE) winner for Outstanding Male Vocalist, received a Best of Sacramento award from Sacramento Magazine for best local Americana artist, and was awarded Best Locally Produced Album in the Sacramento News and Review's 2007 "Best of" issue. Richard can be heard on NPR's Blue Dog Jams and has been heard on Air America as well as other various outlets in California and Oregon, has made several local television appearances, and is considered to be at the forefront of the Americana scene in the Sacramento area.

 

In June of 2013, Richard took a break from the ‘performing’ life to fulfill his longtime dream of serving overseas as a Peace Corps volunteer. He was sent to Motta, Ethiopia where he completed a very challenging, and rewarding 27 month service using music to support his teaching of English to both teachers and students. In December of 2015 Richard returned to the Sacramento area and has begun performing again, while re-adjusting to the American pace of life. While Ethiopian musical influences are not yet found in his recent shows, what is evident is a storyteller with a renewed sense of presence in the moment, and purpose for the future.