Born and raised in New Orleans, Richard has been playing the guitar since the age of 16.
He recorded "Fee-Fi-Jumbo-Li with Eddie Bo, and worked with Jerry Burns, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Eddie Powers, Bobby Mitchell, Oliver Morgan, Art and Aaron Neville, Big Joe Turner, Jean Knight, Ernie K-Doe, Tommy Ridgley, The Sugar Lumps, The Tick Tocks, The Barrons, Gerri Hall, Benny Spellman, and Joe Jose Francois.
Played guitar with Tommy Ridgley at the House of Blues in New Orleans, The New Orleans Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest and many other appearances.
Performed and recorded with Kermit Venable: Beau Bassin Cajun Band, Allen Fontenot and the Country Cajuns and Three time Ida (first lady to receive a Grammy Award for Zydeco Music).
He has also worked with many other Cajun groups such as: LaTouche, The Re-cycled Cajuns, Curtis Coubello and the Can't Hardly Playboys
Performed and recorded Country music with Russ Russell and the Rustlers, Noel Clark, Bobbie Cupid and worked with Jim Owens, Boxcar Willie, Faron Husky, Scoty Moore, D.J. Fontanna, Jim Russell, Joan Montel, Sammi Smith, and Norman Wade.
His performances have taken him from The Legendary Bourbon Street (6 years at the Old Opry House), to as far away as Anchorage, Homer, Walsila, Sadota and Girwood (ski resort) Alaska.Click Here to continue bio on page 2.