New Album Release: “Mr. Kool”
For more than a year, I have been working on my second album. It’s an all-instrumental album entitled “Metamorphosis,” and I think it is the best work I have done yet. As with my prior projects, my producer was Michael Cornett, an extremely talented musician and songwriter in his own right. This time, we had the world-famous Rodney Mills master all the recordings. Rodney has worked with Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Gregg Allman, the Doobie Brothers, Journey, 38 Special, Pearl Jam, Zac Brown, and numerous other famous artists. Last, but certainly not least, the album artwork was designed by John Crawford, of Photocentric Studios, in Ellijay, Georgia. John does beautiful work, and I think that the design of “Metamorphosis” might be his best work yet!
I will post further information as the album release approaches. In the meantime, here’s John’s design for the album poster.
I was interviewed by Jacqueline Jax on A.V.A. Live Radio yesterday. If you missed the show when it aired live, you can listen whenever you wish because the show is now available for online listening. My segment begins at about 42:06. I hope that you can catch the show, and I also hope that you’ll support “indie” music!
I’ll be interviewed about my song “Endless War” on A.V.A. Live Radio- Behind The Music With Jacqueline Jax at 6:40 p.m. on February 9.
A.V.A. Live Radio is a big supporter of “indie” artists like me. I hope that you will tune in to listen. Here’s a link to the show: http://avaliveradio.com/behind-the-music-jim-richter-on-endless-war/
My song “Endless War” has been selected to be featured on A.V.A Live Radio: Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax. I will be interviewed on February 9, 2017, at 6:40 p.m. Eastern Time. The song will also be the subject of a feature article in a magazine within the very near future. Within the next few days, I will be posting specifics as to how you can listen to the radio show. I’ll also let you know when and where the magazine article will be published. Needless to say, I’m very excited. I am also very proud of “Endless War.” I think that it is one of the best songs I have written!
I hope that you’ll check out my two newest singles, “Tater Chip Man,” and “Macon.” They’re both on my You Tube Channel:
“Tater Chip Man” is an erudite, intellectual song about a man who falls head-over-heels in love with a lovely lady who works as a cashier at a local Dollar Store, only to lose her to the Tater Chip delivery truck driver who delivers chips to the Dollar Store. OK, I’m joking…the song is not erudite or intellectual. It’s more in the style of “Randy Newman meets Ray Stevens,” but I think you’ll chuckle when you hear it!
“Macon” is an instrumental in the style of the Allman Brothers, one of my favorite bands of all time. I tried to imagine what the ABB would sound like if Duane, Chuck, and Dickey were somehow able to get together and record a new instrumental. Nothing can duplicate the real thing, but I did my best!
You can also listen to all my songs for free on Spotify.
My latest single is out! It’s entitled “Macon,” in honor of the town where the Allman Brothers Band lived and worked. “Macon” is an instrumental in Southern Rock style. I wrote it with my producer, Michael Cornett. He played acoustic guitar on the track. Hal Roddy played bass, and Thomas Pinson played drums. I played electric guitar and keyboards. The basic concept is that, magically, the ABB get together at a mysterious studio at an undisclosed location somewhere in the cosmos. The Brothers play the main theme together. After that, Duane takes the first solo, then Chuck, and then Dickey. Gregg is there throughout the proceedings on organ to hold things together and establish the basic tone. After the solos, the Brothers play the main theme again. The tune ends with some ABB-style riffs.
“Macon” is humbly intended as a tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time. Nothing can replace the ABB. NOTHING. I wish that they were still making music together. I miss them.
CDs and downloads of “Macon” are available at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jimrichter4
You can stream “Macon” for free at Spotify.
Chris Curtis and I have been friends for a long time. Chris and I were in a band (“Cradle”) together back in the 1970s. Although he is a drummer, Chris has always enjoyed strumming on the guitar, and he has written numerous songs over the years. Our old band recorded a few of his songs in the ’70s, but Chris hadn’t recorded any new songs since then. His wife, Viola, has encouraged him to start writing and recording new material, and some of his old friends, including me, have done the same. In September, 2016, Chris spent a week in the recording studio with producer/engineer extraordinaire Michael Cornett and me in Ellijay, Georgia. The result is a new album of love songs entitled “Songs From The Edge Of The Bed.” Michael played acoustic guitar and bass on the album, and I played electric guitar and keyboards. Chris played the drums. Of course, he wrote and sang all of the songs. CDs and downloads are available at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/chriscurtis1
You can also stream the album on Spotify.
I think that people will really like Chris’s CD. I hope that you’ll check it out!
I’m pleased to announce that, in addition to my recent release of “Tater Chip Man,” I have yet another new tune that will soon be available. It’s an original instrumental entitled “Macon.” It’s my way of paying tribute to one of my all time favorite bands, the Allman Brothers. I wrote the music and performed the electric guitar and keyboard parts. I had help in the studio from Michael Cornett on acoustic guitar, Hal Roddy on bass, and Thomas Pinson on drums. I’m excited about this particular piece because I think that it is the kind of music that makes people want to get up and dance!
“Macon” should be out by mid-December. Here’s a preview of the cover:
Don’t forget that you can listen to all my music for free on Spotify!
My newest “single” has been released. It’s entitled “Tater Chip Man.” It tells the sad story of a young man who loses his lady love to a potato chip delivery truck driver. I think that the song is similar to some of the songs that Randy Newman has written. My friend Thomas Pinson played drums and did a great job. My producer Michael Cornett played bass and generally made this song come together. Last, but not least, I must thank my co-writer, Bobby Don Bloodworth. Bobby Don helped with some of the lyrics on this song. Bobby Don is great with lyrics, and, better yet, he was eminently qualified to help me with this song because his father actually made his living as a “Tater Chip Man!”
I hope that “Tater Chip Man” makes you smile!
“Tater Chip Man” is available on CDs and also for download at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jimrichter3. You can also find it at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and other places on the web.
My latest single is a humorous, bluesy tune entitled “Tater Chip Man.” It’s about a fellow who falls head-over-heels in love with a lovely lady who works as a cashier in a discount store. Unfortunately, she dumps him for a man who delivers potato chips to her store. If all goes as scheduled, the CD should be released before the end of October.
Here’s the cover: