Saturday, August 9, 2014

John Richards at the Frist

By  Butch Worrell
       Nashville, TN
John Richards played the Frist Museum and I was invited by Peggy Mercer (Celebrated Author, songwriter, and so much more, an amazingly talented woman) to come photograph and also meet the talented Lily Nelson, an up-coming singer-songwriter. It was a wonderful experience.

More about John......John Richards is a Nashville, Tennessee born-and-raised legendary jazz and blues artist who began his career playing as a teen on the legendary Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree. He has backed many iconic performers, including Tanya Tucker and Barbara Mandrell and was named the Marion James Blues Society's Guitar Player of the Year for 2012. His work has been featured on NPR, and on the PBS series, Jazz.
John is at home in multiple musical genres, including country, pop, rock, blues and his true love, jazz, for which he is known, worldwide.  He has been compared to Django Reinhardt, George Benson, Lenny Breau and Chet Atkins.
In recent times, he has played with his trio around Middle Tennessee.  My Jazz II, John's most recent CD was produced by Lloyd Townsend and Imaginary Records and recorded at Gene Breeden's Recording Studio in Nashville. The album features world class instrumentals with Vassar Clements, Victor Wooten and Richard Smith, and includes hits such as "The Cross We Bear" and "Ain't No Good News."

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