Monday, July 28, 2014

OUT OF THE CHUTE - Richard Dobson

Few musicians have led the life similar to Richard J. Dobson. He is one of the most revered songwriters throughout the world. His words are poetic, descriptive and soulful. He is a master storyteller. Nanci Griffith is right on target when she refers to Richard as "the Hemingway of Country Music."

Born in Tyler, Texas, Richard honed his skills with folks like Townes Van Zant, Guy Clark and Steve Earle. His songs have been recorded by Lacy J. Dalton (Old Friends), Nanci Griffith (Ballad of Robin Winter-Smith).  Most recently his song Baby Ride Easy appeared on the lost tracks of Johnny Cash - Out Among the Stars. The song (a duet number) has previously been recorded by Carlene Carter/ Dave Edmunds and (the late) Billie Jo Spears/ Del Reeves

His most recent CD, Gulf Coast Tales, is a collection of songs based on his time in the Gulf Coast of Texas and MS.

Though Richard calls Switzerland home (since 1999), he still makes frequent trips stateside to visit friends, play music and write... always observing and writing.

You can find out more about Richard and his music by visiting any of the sites listed below.

Facebook: Richard J. Dobson
My Texas Music:

1 comment:

  1. Have a trip planned to the Gulf Coast soon - may have to check out his new CD! Thx for the great post, as always.