GT Richards
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ABOUT

Ok... Here's the deal. I am a long term pro player w/ many label credits. I have been based in Los Angeles, Ca. since 1986. I travel quite a bit as a WORKING sideman, session player, and recording engineer. I also work as an executive consultant in the healthcare field ... sort of like like Andy West (of the Dixie Dregs.) who's a badass musician and a badass code warrior. And, no BS, I am a blood relative of Ted Nugent... Like or not, it's a fact, and I take great pride in my family tree, so there. I am also proud to say that I am a US Army Vet (82nd Airborne Div/505 PIR & 75th Ranger Btn) ... and a big shout out to my Brothers & Sisters in arms ... protecting our right to Rock out as we see fit...

I have been involved in the music industry in one way or another most of my life. I come from a musical family. My father was a well known big band musician and arranger. I was schooled at Berklee. I have been in cover bands and struggled like everyone else. I have also been lucky enough to be involved with (or work for) some major label acts. I have been through the ups and downs (can you say meat grinder) of the 'real deal' music business for 20+ years. I am 'old as dirt' at my advanced age of fortysomething ... according to the dorks who ruined (I mean run) the music industry.

I am currently involved in a projects here & there, but I'm always willing to lend a hand to a worthwhile project. I am primarily a bassist, but I also sing, play guitar and keys. I am a mastering engineer as well.

The style of my solo project is what I'd describe as 'Storyteller Americana'. Lyrical content is important to me, because I've got some things I want to say and the ability to do it well. I'm not 'Mr. Melodramatic'. I like to have fun with the stories I tell, but there is a point to them. Musically I could reference stuff by a whole cross-section of artists, but I know how to make it cohesive. Just think of Springsteen's Born to run meets Pete Townsend and Billy Gibbons at a Blues bar in Texas. Throw in some Queen, Elton John, U2 and good old Prog rock for good measure, and you're starting to get there. I do like the whole concept album philosphy of Pete Townsend very much. I'm a really big fan of The Who.

FWIW - I'm certainly not famous, nor am I deluded into thinking I am. That said, I have worked with (and for) some well known artists. Some of them are actually good friends, but I am not someone who you've likely heard of.

The ideal players I tend to choose to work with are mature people, and seasoned performers with a sense of humor, a balanced lifestyle, and realistic perceptions.

GT Richards - May 2011

My email: gtrbasssocal.rr
You can also send me messages through this website.

External links:
.launderscore/

Screen name:
GT Richards
Member since:
Oct 16 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Turn ons - Led Zeppelin, The Who, ArcAngels, bad Company, Black Crowes, AC/DC, Guns & Roses, Slash, SRV, Joe Bonamassa, John Lee Hooker, Beth Hart, Charlie Sexton, Bruce Springsteen, Muse, Depeche Mode (ok...ok... just go with it), Dave Stewart, Devin Townsend, Porcupine Tree, Johnny Cash, Lou Reed, Daniel Lanois, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry ... Vintage Vox amps, 3 color sunburst Strat's, Cherry Sunburst Les Paul's, Collings Guitars (wish I had one), Taurus Pedals, Colt Peacemaker's, Winchester 30/30's, Thunderbird basses, cowboy hats, Corvettes, Indian motorcycles and Jack Daniels, baby!!!

Turn offs - Re-hashed disco crap, Whiny Emo bands, Cookie monster vocals, posers who think they're 'hipsters', shaved apes in suits who want to pigeonhole music, whiny college chicks in Cat's Eye glasses (although they can be amusing for 'some' things), the MP3/AAC sound format, musician goofballs who think they 'know' the business without any real experience, every swingin' dick with an Epiphone/Squire/First Act purchased at Best Buy & six weeks of lessons who thinks he can turn pro tomorrow after recess...

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Vocalist:
Expert
Dobro:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Steel guitar:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Pro live gear and full project studio. TOTAL Gear whore. I own enough crap to open a Guitar Center.

Brands I tend to use:
Agile
AKG
Alembic
Ampeg
Apogee
Arturia
Blackstar
Boss
Carvin
Danelectro
DBX
Dean
Dunlop
Ensoniq
Electrix
Electro-Harmonix
Elixir
E-Mu
Eventide
Fender
Focusrite
Fulltone
Godin
Groove Tubes
Hamer
Hughes & Kettner
Ibanez
Jetter Gear
Lakland
Line 6
Lovepedal
Lucid
M-Audio
Mesa Boogie
Neumann
Keeley
Korg
RCA
Roland
Ruby
Pedaltrain
PSP Audioware
Shure
Steinberg
Sony
Tascam
Toontracks
Yamaha
URS
Voodoo Labs
Vox
Washburn
Waves
Xotic

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Private Halloween party

Strut - Live
Prince O' Whales
335 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, Ca 90293
(310) 823-9826

Awesome club 1 mile from the beach!!!

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 9:30 - 1:30 AM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805 & 8206

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

Strut - Live
Prince O' Whales
335 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, Ca 90293
(310) 823-9826

Awesome club 1 mile from the beach!!!

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 9:30 - 1:30 AM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805 & 8206

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 9:30 - 1:30 AM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805 & 8206

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

Strut - Live
Prince O' Whales
335 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, Ca 90293
(310) 823-9826

Awesome club 1 mile from the beach!!!

THE OFFICE BAR & GRILL
3516 West Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-3516

Intimate bar … great food … cool crowd and staff

Strut - Live
Prince O' Whales
335 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, Ca 90293
(310) 823-9826

Awesome club 1 mile from the beach!!!

LAUS promo show

Strut - Live
Prince O' Whales
335 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, Ca 90293
(310) 823-9826

Awesome club 1 mile from the beach!!!

THE OFFICE BAR & GRILL
3516 West Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-3516

Intimate bar … great food … cool crowd and staff

Carvin; Ampeg

Carvin

Carvin

THE OFFICE BAR & GRILL
3516 West Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-3516

Intimate bar … great food … cool crowd and staff

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 8:30 - 11:30 PM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805 & 8206

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

JW Marriott - Downton Los Angeles. Republican national committe event. Open to the public.

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 8:00 - 11:00 PM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805 & 8206

Birthday party for a fan. This is open to the public, so come on down for some pre-Labor day fun!!!

Strut - Private Party

Outdoors in a backyard near Pasadena ... like the way VH did it back in the day!!!

From 5:00 PM until the cops shut us down

THE OFFICE BAR & GRILL
3516 West Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-3516

Intimate bar … great food … cool crowd and staff

Festival Italiano - Harley Davidson Stage

Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee, WI

Strut - Live
Prince O' Whales
335 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, Ca 90293
(310) 823-9826

Awesome club 1 mile from the beach!!!

The Oasis
305 E. Main St., Waynesboro, VA

Live corporate event.

Marriott Ballroom
Louisville, KY

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 8:30 - 11:30 PM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805 & 8206

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

THE OFFICE BAR & GRILL
3516 West Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-3516

Intimate bar … great food … cool crowd and staff

19563 Parthenia Street
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 886-2526

Classic intimate SFV venue

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 8:30 - 11:30 PM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805 & 8206

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

Prince O' Whales
335 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, Ca 90293
(310) 823-9826

Awesome club 1 mile from the beach!!!

Prince O' Whales
335 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, Ca 90293
(310) 823-9826

Awesome club 1 mile from the beach!!!

Hard Rock Cafe - Atlanta, GA

Tremont Music Hall

THE OFFICE BAR & GRILL
3516 West Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-3516

Intimate bar … great food … cool crowd and staff

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 8:30 - 11:30 PM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805 & 8206

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

Prince O' Whales
335 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, Ca 90293
(310) 823-9826

Awesome club 1 mile from the beach!!!

Carvin

Loud Technologies - Ampeg

At the Ram's Head Live

Charleston Music Hall

On the road again ...

Prince O' Whales
335 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, Ca 90293
(310) 823-9826

Awesome club 1 mile from the beach!!!

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 8:30 - 11:30 PM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805 & 8206

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

Joxer Daly's
11168 West Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232-3922
(310) 838-3745

A place too hip for it's own good...

THE OFFICE BAR & GRILL
3516 West Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-3516

Intimate bar … great food … cool crowd and staff

Prince O' Whales
335 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, Ca 90293
(310) 823-9826

Awesome club 1 mile from the beach!!!

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 8:30 - 11:30 PM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805 & 8206

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

THE OFFICE BAR & GRILL
3516 West Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-3516

Intimate bar … great food … cool crowd and staff!!!

Strut - Private Party

Outdoors in a backyard near Pasadena ... like the way VH did it back in the day!!!

From 5:00 PM until the cops shut us down

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 8:30 - 11:30 PM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805 & 8206

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

Corporate event, Denver Convention Center, Denver, CO

Smith & Harley

Festival Grounds: 200 North Harbor Drive Milwaukee, WI 53202

Smith & Harley

Festival Grounds: 200 North Harbor Drive Milwaukee, WI 53202

Invitation only show July 4th

Slingers American Pour House
5017 Lewis Road
Agoura Hills, Ca 91301
(818) 889 8476.
www.slingerspourhouse.com

Strut - opening for 'Hammer of the Broads'

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 8:30 - 11:30 PM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805 & 8206

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

6101 Reseda Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91335-7310
(818) 342-1563

8:00 PM PST

A special show for fans & Friends...

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 8:30 - 11:30 PM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805‎

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

Private corporate event - "Our Lips are Sealed"

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 8:30 - 11:30 PM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805‎

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

Tropicana Resort & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 8:30 - 11:30 PM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805‎

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 8:30 - 11:30 PM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805‎

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill 8:30 - 11:30 PM PST
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91505-2728
(818) 729-0805‎

Our Monthly Hoedown for Rockers who remember Skynyrd AND Poison!!!

Private event - Loud Technologies Corp

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill
Burbank, Ca.
appearing with Ride 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM

NAMM show 2008

NAMM show 2008

NAMM show 2008

Human Racehorses promo tour

Human Racehorses promo tour

Human Racehorses promo tour

Human Racehorses promo tour

Human Racehorses promo tour

Human Racehorses promo tour

Human Racehorses promo tour

Human Racehorses promo tour

Human Racehorses promo tour

Human Racehorses promo tour

Human Racehorses promo tour

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