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