Saturday, January 12, Portland musician Robert Richter mark the official release of his long awaited CD “Thick and Thin” with a special solo acoustic performance. Known for his versatility as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, concert promoter and booker, he’s also the founder of Local Roots Music NW supporting and promoting local artists with his weekly radio and television shows, Alberta Street Pub Concert Series, and many seminars for musicians.
Richter has performed and recorded everything from rock to blues to folk and AmeriCeltic with his ongoing Castletown project. Thick and Thin is Richter’s 4th CD of all original music and he pulls out all the stops with blues, folk and rock-a-billy influences.
Topics ranging from old train stations, long term romance, fast and furious blues slide guitar and an instrumental called “River Song” that has been used as a part of a film soundtrack. The CD wraps up with a La Bamba meets Tequila song called “Going Down to Mexico” where Richter plays multiple guitars. In concert Richter is a storyteller and sets up each song to connect with his audiences and engage them in the moment.
Music Millennium is located at 3158 E Burnside. Show begins at 5:00 pm and is free.