Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals
Richard began playing with Hardwater in 2010. Richard has been playing guitar and harmonica in and around Davis since the early '90's. "Raised" primarily in the blues, he enjoys playing many styles of music. In the early to mid '90's, he gigged mostly with Dave Nachmanoff’s band, Dave & the Generators. For over a decade Richard could be heard gigging weekly with the Gary Lee Yoder band playing southern rock, country, folk, blues & Motown. Richard was also a frequent guest of local favorite Bill Scholer Blues band. In recent years, Richard turned his attention more towards jazz, performing live monthly with FJC (modern jazz) and the Bob Ratcliff Little Big Band (contemporary modern jazz). Not content to play one of style of music, these last few years Richard could also be found playing modern bluegrass harmonica with the West Nile Ramblers, jazzy guitar with Yolo Mambo (jazz, world music) and blues harp with various local blues bands.