Originally from Birmingham, AL, Richard moved to Nashville, TN to attend Belmont University, where he studied under Chester Thompson (Genesis, Phil Collins, Frank Zappa, Weather Report), Zoro (New Edition, Lenny Kravitz), and Dr. Chris Norton. After completing his bachelor’s in music and music tech, he stayed in Nashville having spent over a decade on the Nashville scene touring and recording with artists such as Matt Maher, Mac Powell of Third Day, Russell Dickerson, Francesca Battistelli, Apollo LTD, Cory Asbury, Brandon Heath, Aaron Shust, Nora Collins, and many more. His longest tenure has been with nine-time Grammy nominated, and Dove award winning artist Matt Maher. In 2014, he performed for a crowd of over 3 million in Rio de Janeiro during Pope Francis’ visit. When not on the road, Richard spends time recording drums in his home studio, writing, and enjoys spending time with his children and wife Carlye.
Please let me know if you need anything else from me. FYI, Josh has the best system to test cymbals! It was so great getting to hear the cymbals and then hear how they sound under the mic. You guys have too many good ones to choose from!