Friday, October 16, 2009

Special Talk on WORLDS OF SOUND at Artichoke Music in Portland, Oregon, Wednesday October 21st

For those in the greater Portland, Oregon, please come hear my lecture/presentation on my recent book, WORLDS OF SOUND: THE STORY OF SMITHSONIAN/FOLKWAYS. I’ll be talking about the eccentric founder of Folkways Records, Moses Asch, and the many artists he championed, as well as showing some cool photos and playing some recordings.

The talk is being jointly sponsored by the Portland Songwriters Association and Artichoke Music. Admission is free. The location and time: Artichoke Community Music, 3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7PM-8PM. Phone, 503-232-8845.

I hope you are able to attend. Bring your friends and family! Books will be available for purchase on site.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Worlds of Sound Documentary to Premiere Sunday October 25th on the Smithsonian Channel

The documentary based on my book WORLDS OF SOUND: THE STORY OF SMITHSONIAN/FOLKWAYS RECORDS will be premiering on Sunday October 25th. For a preview or to order my book please follow this link:

Monday, February 9, 2009

Catch Richard at THE FOLK ALLIANCE -- Friday, Feb. 20th at 2 PM

I will be discussing my book, WORLDS OF SOUND, at this year's FOLK ALLIANCE meeting, in Memphis, Tennessee. Come by and hear about Folkways and Moe Asch! I will be presenting on Friday, February 20th, at 2 PM. I will also be showing a short excerpt from a forthcoming documentary on the label.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Review of Worlds of Sound in the February Issue of DOWNBEAT

Check out the positive review of my book, WORLDS OF SOUND, in the Feb. 2009 issue of DOWNBEAT magazine on p. 81. "A big, colorful hardback, [the book feautres] an abundance of profiles, history, discographies, and photographs."