I'd like to apologize for the enormous gap I left in between posts on here. So much has happened I have just been so overtaken by the work that was necessary to release our new album "Solid Rocket Boosters" that I lost focus on somethings along the way. I'm wearing a lot of hats these days. The good news is we have released our album "Solid Rocket Boosters" digitally on iTunes, Amazon, CdBaby and it has been delivered to so many more as well as physical copies will soon be for sale in over 2500 brick built physical stores that sell compact discs through Double D Distribution as well as online through cdbaby and more. Check it out on iTunes now!
"Solid Rocket Boosters" Shannon Richardson Band
New Guitar Man
SRB may have a new addition to the club. We auditioned Johns brother Bareun on Sunday and things went well. He is a really talented young guitar player and it could mean a lot for us. In the ways that ever since I have been recording I overdub guitars and in the live show we can't quite pull that off. Bareun can help us do that as well as take some weight off of me so I can have more fun with being the front man and engage the crowd a bit more as a vocalist and entertainer. We plan to play live as the original 3 piece and continue rehearsing with Bareun until he is ready to rock n roll. It most likely will not be long at all until you hear and see the band got a little bigger, more complete and rounded off.
My Birthday Show Saturday March 31st
Happy Birthday To Me Show! Come out and celebrate with me and the band, we will be rocking the UIC University Campus at The Bar 10 Doors www.thebar10doors.com 12 to 1am. There will be a whole night of entertainment and the venue has great food as well as awesome drink specials including 2 dollar beers and 3 dollar shots of different varieties. This will be a great show and we plan to have at least download album cards for sale at a discounted price and or hard pressed copies of the album available. After Party at my place blocks away. Come have an awesome time with us and support a good ole fashion rock n roll show.
Miscellaneous Rock n Roll Stuff
I think I drew a pretty cool album cover, took me forever since I haven't been drawing so much lately. The drawing is on our "Solid Rocket Boosters" album cover so have a look, a listen and let me know what you think. Aside from that I have been going through all my solo recording masters and creating a catalog of high quality WAV files. You can hope to see a polished solo album or two from the good ole days to hit the market soon as well. It all takes time, money and love. Money being the hardest one for me to find enough of as of lately. To be honest money really doesn't mean much to me but some of the things it can get done mean everything when trying to launch any project. I'm really looking forward to selling some albums and getting a lot of people out to a lot of shows so we can make the next album even better as well as get some real video work done and begin touring. Having to come as far as we have with basically no money and networking with anybody and everybody to get as far as I have with music has taught me to be so much better and so well rounded in music. However at this point there are so many pieces of the puzzle I could accomplish for the band and I with a little cash. So we will have plenty of things for sale soon including discs, dvds, t shirts and even custom art zippos but one thing at a time. Stick with us and stay tuned because without you I may as well never leave my room with my guitar. The listener is everything and the reason I play write and sing is because you are listening and willing to come have a ball with us. Thanks for that.
Shannon Michael Richardson