King Richard on CBS 19 Tyler

I'm excited to be working with Johnny & The Nightcrawlers again 10pm  March 26, Mon on CBS TV 19.

We will be promoting my latest CD Soul Stealer sales of which go to help support The Gladewater Museum, and we will debut new music from the upcoming King Richard CD "Festival Of Fear" the video  of the song appears on the  retro tv network on "Halloween Harvey's Festival of Fear" . The Next CD is scheduled for release on Halloween 2018, it features songs written during my collaboration with Ken Murray and Johnny & the Nightcrawlers.  I started my collaboration with them  New Years Eve 2017 at Republic Icehouse in  Tyler, TX , and though people always know my band as "The Bayou Boys" (as a nod to my original home in the swamps of south Louisiana,) i want to let you know they are Their own band!  https://www.facebook.com/johnnyandthenightcrawlers/ and you can find them doing their thing around our East Texas area in addition to the shows  where they accompany me. 

The band members include Josh Brock- guitar and vocals, Ken Murray-Bass and vocals, and the living god of blues harmonica , John Simmons: Lead Vocals, blues harp, , Dobro, Guitar, occasional beer bottle "cowbell". Johnny and The Nightcrawlers are THE premiere blues band and when they show up , "the blues come a creepin' " ,tune in  to CBS 19  10 pm March 26th if you don't believe me, for those of you outside of our TV viewing area you can join the party and watch live on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kytxcbs19/.  You can catch them next at Stanley's Famous BBQ , Thursday, March 29, 

Festival Of Fear New CD scheduled for release on Halloween 2018!

Here is the title track and first video from "Festival of Fear" the new King RIchard CD scheduled for release on Halloween 2018. A portion of the proceeds will once again go to help support the Gladewater Museum. As part of the promotion, We Will be playing on CBS 19 here in Tyler Monday, 10 pm, March 26 for those of you outside of our viewing area you can view on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/kytxcbs19/?ref=br_rs

Special Sneak Preview of 2017's CD " Soul Stealer"

Soul Stealer CD sales to benefit the Gladewater Museum

While playing gigs all over East Texas and Louisiana with King Richard & The Bayou Boys, Richard and local musician Stuart Gregory conceived of this album, some songs like "Don't You Worry About Me" were recorded in New Orleans legendary Piety Street Studio with New Orleans Producer Mark Bingham ( R.E.M., Roy Orbison) on bass guitar. Others like 
"Tomorrow You Could Be Gone" were produced in East Texas with artist/producer Levi Kitchen. 

Fans of Rock & Roll and Blues music have long associated its’ origins with the fertile breeding grounds of Memphis, and Louisiana, but Richard noticed there is one piece missing in this puzzle . TEXAS !  In Particular King Richard's adopted home  Gladewater , Texas  where the local museum has a display that documents Elvis, Johnny Cash , and Carl Perkins performances in Gladewater as well as the influential role East Texas had on the early days of Rock and Roll. . Texas brought us Freddie King, Z.Z. Hill, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, T-Bone Walker, Janis Joplin, Sly Stone, Delbert McClinton, Billy Gibbons, Jimmie and Stevie Vaughan, just to name a few,. To complete your take on the origins of the sacred Texas-Louisiana  sound, This is one CD ya gotta have!!  A portion of all CD sales go to support the Gladewater Museum, 

LISTEN TO FULL ALBUM HERE

NEW DATES ANNOUNCED AND SOLO SHOWS!

Here's a few shows just confirmed in addition to new dates with the band

Guest appearance with Pedal Steel Guitar guru , guitarman Chuck Spears at the Tyler, TX VFW  Aug 26th

King  Richard & The Bayou Boys hosting after awards party at XLN for the ETX music awards and XLN

guest appearance at the Gregg County Fair with the Texabilly Rock and Roll Show on Sep 9th

Solo Show every Tuesday in September at Central Station in downtown historic Gladewater, TX  6pm-8  pizza . and craft beer specials all night

Solo Show at Oil Horse Brewing Company in Longview Sept 16

King Richard & the Bayou Boys Downtown live for Longview

Solo Show every Thursday in November at Red Rooster Icehouse

King Richard & The Bayou Boys Christmas live for downtown Longview

 

King Richard... is raising the bar for authentic American blues, and rock & roll music
his music blends Boogie, Blues, Rock and Roll,  and Southern Soul, 
Richard was born in New Orleans September 17, 1963, As a teenager, he played guitar in  local bands and soon spent a decade playing local clubs.
After evacuating New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, Richard set out to bring the bayou sound to East Texas, made a new home in Tyler, Texas and Formed The Bayou Boys in 2010. . And he continues to be in demand wherever fans of ROCK & ROLL gather. It seems King Richard is now beginning to get some much deserved acclaim, working hard to spread the gospel of genuine American ROCK & ROLL!

 

King Richard & The Bayou Boys to perform at 1st annual Back The Blue Music Festival to benefit east Texas Regional Fraternal Order Of Police lodge #51

June 23rd 2016 at Harvey Hall Convention center in Tyler. Doors open at 5pm scheduled performers are Casey Rivers, Todd Freeman & Bullet broof, King Richard & The Bayou Boys, Proven justice, The Thomas Lynn Wade Band, and emcee Bob Maudlin. This event is being done to establish the Officer Down Assistance and Disaster Fund and to assist  a local police officer with his battle with cancer. Tickets $20 in advance

June 23rd 2016 at Harvey Hall Convention center in Tyler. Doors open at 5pm scheduled performers are Casey Rivers, Todd Freeman & Bullet broof, King Richard & The Bayou Boys, Proven justice, The Thomas Lynn Wade Band, and emcee Bob Maudlin. This event is being done to establish the Officer Down Assistance and Disaster Fund and to assist a local police officer with his battle with cancer. Tickets $20 in advance

King Richard & The Bayou Boys featured in March /April 2016 issue of In magazine

Thanks to Paul Pasterczyk for getting our interview with Kelly Bell and Joshua Payne for the photos.

Thanks to Paul Pasterczyk for getting our interview with Kelly Bell and Joshua Payne for the photos.

Thanks again to the readers of County Line Magazine for voting us best local band Upper East Texas!

Thanks again to the readers of County Line Magazine for voting us best local band Upper East Texas!

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King Richard & The Bayou Boys were just named as East Texas Music awards winner 2015 best R&B band of the year!
 

what a great weekend! First of all, thanks to all our friends who voted ,and all bands who were nominated in every genre. The band and myself, are proud that we were named East Texas 2015 R&B band of the year!. We had a Great Show at Republic Icehouse, with plans to do a classic car show there with them in the future.

. The Bayou Boys rock out again in Jefferson Nov 6th at The Knightlight theater

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For over 7 years, King Richard & The Bayou Boys have been the quintessential American band. The group's distinctive and powerful sound is influenced by a variety of musical styles. Their  Blues,Rock & Roll, and Soul influences continue to manifest themselves into a unique musical hybrid. 
Richard has been playing clubs, casinos, parties, and special events from Shreveport, LA to Austin, TX and everywhere in between with the Bayou Boys since 2010.


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