F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S O F
R I C H A R D S O N ' S C D:
M Y S T I C C A N T I C L E
"An album of substance and somber beauty . . . sweet and fierce, dark and bright, restful and adventurous. "
- Alli Marshall, Mountain Express, Asheville NC
" A wonderful concept album . . . a variety of sound and texture . . . from lush orchestration to simple keyboard and violin." - David Ford Interview on Triad Arts Weekend NPR Station 88.5 WFDD
"Mystic Canticle's subtle brilliance emanates peace and healing, blessings and tranquility, encouragement to the listener that all is well with their soul."- Carole Perkins, NC freelance writer
N E W S
E V E N T S
Continued collaboration with Mariyah Sultan as she paints what she hears and I play what I see. Our next performance will be at the Riverfront Marriott in Savannah GA.
Co-producing and hosting The Creative Coop With The Winter Chickens - a podcast about creativity. Soon to be archived on YouTube.
Recording and performing with Maker's Wine. Most of the music used in our podcast is original music by Rory Paul and myself.
Looking back and moving forward.
Finding the balance to it all.
I dare to even mention Covid because we are all so tired of it and yet it affects so much of what we do . . . and don't do. At least that is the case for me. And due to Covid, I have found the need to once again reinvent myself.
Over the last year I have collaborated with songwriters, poets and painters. I am learning to self-record - a miracle in itself - and I even podcasted. But to be completely transparent, I've just trying to survive like everyone else.
As much as I love teaching, I have found it to be extremely stressful. Virtual teaching and teaching in person both have their challenges
Ultimately, though, I hold fast to my commitment to my craft. I believe with all my heart that we as artists must continue to find a ways to bring healing, truth and beauty to those around us. It's a calling not to be taken lightly.
The artistic community has been hard hit financially from the loss of performing opportunities. Creative dreams have been set aside in order to cope with harsh challenges and realities, but we will find creative solutions, and remember our purpose. Whether it's music, drama, prose, poetry, art or dance - remain steadfast and don't lose hope. Never lose hope.
Featured in O.Henry Magazine's June issue as the "Gate City Muse of Music".