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In December 2016, Richard was honored and inducted into the Maryland Entertainment Hall Of Fame.

Richard signed a publishing deal with a major California-based music firm, representing his vocal & instrumental work.

 Richard Walton has been a Mid-Atlantic professional music performer since his teens. From spontaneous solo acoustic performances to multi-genre instrumental group concerts, he has earned the respect of his peers and the general public for his professionalism. Richard has been composing, performing and producing original music for over 25 years. He is best known for leading The Richard Walton Group, an all-original, award-winning, multi-genre, instrumental group, celebrating 25 years. He has released 11 critically acclaimed CD’s to date and received 41 songwriting awards from various international and regional songwriting contests. His current CD's are: 2017 remastered/expanded "Vessel" (solo),  2015's "Under The Current" (Richard Walton Group)  and 2013's "Cover Me" (solo).

In 2016, Richard Walton Group was nominated by Maryland Music Awards as Best Jazz Artist.

In 2016, Richard Walton Group's CD "Under The Current" received a WAMMIE nomination for Best Jazz Recording and placed 4th as Most Popular Mid-Atlantic Area Musician/Artist.

Richard’s music and recordings can be heard on various radio & satellite stations around the United States, including Pandora Radio. His music is found and sold on all the major digital sites, including I-Tunes, Amazon, CD Baby, etc...

Richard's songs have been licensed for major television networks, various CD compilations and tribute CD projects. He has over 150 of his compositions (co-writes or solo) published and has vast experience in successful, professional music business leadership and networking. 

Educated & trained as a classical violinist at an early age, Richard gravitated towards singing, bass & acoustic guitar. His advanced high school electronic music courses gave him the basic education for engineering & production. He works as an energetic solo performer in a variety of situations, including restaurants, corporate functions, coffee houses, schools, pubs, churches, concert halls, weddings, private parties, retirement communities, charity events and house concerts. Richard has also served for over 10 years on several worship teams at churches in the Howard County region, currently serving at Bethany Methodist Church in Ellicott City, MD.  He also is a freelance musician and performs regularly in duo/trio/band situations with other professional musicians.



Richard Walton Group: award-winning, multi-genre (world beat, jam, fusion) instrumental 

Solo Acoustic  acoustic covers & originals

Three's A Crowd: female / male acoustic pop/rock duo

 

Musical influences (no order, all equally important): Pat Metheny, Jimmy Webb, NRBQ, Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Michael Franks, Stanley Clarke, Faces, Laura Nyro, Temptations, Jeff Beck, George Duke, Chicago, Badfinger, Djavan, Joni Mitchell, Hollies, Toto, Glen Campbell,  Peter Frampton, The Association, Smokey Robinson, Glenn Hughes, Jack Bruce, Dan Fogelberg, Crack The Sky, Free, The Who, Phil Keaggy, Beatles, Thin Lizzy, Billy Cobham, Poco, Todd Rundgren, Zombies, Tower Of Power, Big Star, CSN&Y, Tommy Bolin, Seals & Crofts, Asleep At The Wheel, Kings X, Jaco Pastorius, Deep Purple, Bread, Yes, Zeppelin, Todd Rundgren,Three Dog Night, Cheap Trick, Steven Curtis Chapman, Fleetwood Mac, Doors, Bob Marley, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jessie Colin Young, Joe Walsh, Manhattan Transfer, Van Morrison, Raspberries, Loggins & Messina, Eric Johnson, America, Ambrosia, Genesis, Humble Pie, etc..


Records that changed my life or wore out the grooves to: "Court & Spark" - Joni Mitchell, "Spectrum" - Billy Cobham, "#1 Record"- Big Star, "Diamond Girl" - Seals & Crofts, "Pat Metheny Group" - Pat Metheny Group,  "School Days" - Stanley Clarke, "Sgt. Pepper" - Beatles, "Innervisions" - Stevie Wonder, "Through The Past Darkly" - Rolling Stones,  "Teaser" - Tommy Bolin, "Deja Vu" - CSN&Y, "Aretha's Gold" - Aretha Franklin, "Tommy" - The Who,  "Something/Anything" - Todd Rundgren, "Crazy Eyes" - Poco, "Tiger In The Rain" - Michael Franks, "The Garden Of Love Light" - Narada Michael Walden, "No Matter What" - Badfinger, "Home Free" - Dan Fogelberg, "What A Day" - Phil Keaggy,  "Rides Again" - James Gang, "Song For Juli" - Jesse Colin Young, "Talking Book" - Stevie Wonder, "Hey Jude" / "Revolution" - Beatles, "Tumbleweed Connection" - Elton John, "A Trick Of The Tail" - Genesis, "Humble Pie" - Humble Pie, "Wired" - Jeff Beck, "Crack The Sky" - Crack The Sky, "You Are The Music, We're Just The Band" - Trapeze, "The Yes Album" - Yes, "Montrose" - Montrose, "In Rock" - Deep Purple, "Bird Of Paradise" - Djavan, "Celebrate Me Home" - Kenny Loggins,  "Homecoming" - America, "Tapestry" - Carole King, "Motherlode" - Loggins & Messina, "Sergio Mendes Presents Brasil 66",  "A Nod Is As Good As A Wink" - The Faces, "On The Boulevard" - New Grass Revival, "Ozark Mt. Daredevils" - Ozark Mt. Daredevils

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
DeJon Vineyards,  Hydes MD
(5:30-8:30)  RICH & INFAMOUS (Bryan Miller, w/ Richard backing him on bass guitar/vocals)
View Event 373543
  TODAY! ALL AGES FREE ACOUSTIC OUTDOOR
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Wegmans - Germantown,  Germantown MD
(Noon - 3PM)  Debut performance!!  Richard (solo acoustic) Maryland Entertainment Hall Of Fame inductee. No set lists or music stands. Interactive & requests welcome.  All of Richard's 11 CD's available as well. 
View Event 373797
  ALL AGES FREE SOLO ACOUSTIC
Friday, September 28, 2018
Serra Brothers Sports Pub,  Eldersburg MD
(8 PM - midnight)  Return performance!!  THREE'S A CROWD (Vicki & Richard: Maryland Entertainment Hall Of Fame inductee). No set lists or music stands. Interactive & requests welcome.  All of Richard's 11 CD's available as well. 
View Event 373544
  ALL AGES FREE ACOUSTIC
Saturday, September 29, 2018
(1-4 PM) Corporate Function ~ Richard Solo Acoustic
View Event 373545
  SOLO ACOUSTIC PRIVATE VEHICLE
Saturday, September 29, 2018
(6:30 - 9:30)  Richard ~ Solo Acoustic. Corporate 
View Event 373546
  FREE SOLO ACOUSTIC PRIVATE
Friday, October 5, 2018
Brix 27,  Martinsburg WV
(6-9 PM)  Return performance!!  Richard (solo acoustic) Maryland Entertainment Hall Of Fame inductee. No set lists or music stands. Interactive & requests welcome.  All of Richard's 11 CD's available as well. 
View Event 373547
  ALL AGES FREE SOLO ACOUSTIC
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Oscar's Ale House,  Eldersburg MD
(8-11 PM)  RICH & INFAMOUS (Bryan Miller, w/ Richard backing him on bass guitar/vocals)
View Event 373548
  ALL AGES FREE ACOUSTIC
Friday, October 12, 2018
Eden Cafe,  Rehoboth Beach DE
(6-9 PM)  Reservations recommended!  Maryland Music Award & WAMMIE nominees RICHARD WALTON GROUP (Mike Gottleib, Dave Krug, Michael Bronson, David Meer, Eric Robertson & Richard)  They never use a set lists or music stand; complete crowd interaction. Great venue & staff!!!   All of Richard's & Richard Walton Group 11 CD's / download cards will be available for purchase, including the 2017 newly remastered "Vessel" CD; expanded edition (with bonus tracks).
View Event 372083
  ALL AGES FREE
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Eden Cafe,  Rehoboth Beach DE
(6-9 PM)  Reservations recommended!  Maryland Music Award & WAMMIE nominees RICHARD WALTON GROUP (Mike Gottleib, Dave Krug, Michael Bronson, David Meer, Eric Robertson & Richard)  They never use a set lists or music stand; complete crowd interaction. Great venue & staff!!!   All of Richard's & Richard Walton Group 11 CD's / download cards will be available for purchase, including the 2017 newly remastered "Vessel" CD; expanded edition (with bonus tracks).
View Event 372084
  ALL AGES FREE
Friday, October 19, 2018
The Greene Turtle,  Alexandria VA
(8 PM - midnight)  Debut performance!!  Richard (solo acoustic) Maryland Entertainment Hall Of Fame inductee. No set lists or music stands. Interactive & requests welcome.  All of Richard's 11 CD's available as well. 
View Event 373551
  ALL AGES FREE SOLO ACOUSTIC
Saturday, October 20, 2018
(1-4 PM)  Corporate ~Return performance!!  Richard (solo acoustic) Maryland Entertainment Hall Of Fame inductee. No set lists or music stands. Interactive & requests welcome.  All of Richard's 11 CD's available as well. 
View Event 373552
  SOLO ACOUSTIC PRIVATE
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Rafael's Restaurant,  Westminster MD
(9 PM - midnight)  Return performance!!  Richard (solo acoustic) Maryland Entertainment Hall Of Fame inductee. No set lists or music stands. Interactive & requests welcome.  All of Richard's 11 CD's available as well. 
View Event 373553
  ALL AGES FREE SOLO ACOUSTIC
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Old Westminster Winery,  Westminster MD
(1-4 PM)  Return performance!!  Richard (solo acoustic) Maryland Entertainment Hall Of Fame inductee. No set lists or music stands. Interactive & requests welcome.  All of Richard's 11 CD's available as well. 
View Event 373554
  ALL AGES FREE SOLO ACOUSTIC OUTDOOR
Monday, October 22, 2018
(1-4 PM)  Corporate ~ Return performance!!  Richard (solo acoustic) Maryland Entertainment Hall Of Fame inductee. No set lists or music stands. Interactive & requests welcome.  All of Richard's 11 CD's available as well. 
View Event 373556
  ALL AGES FREE SOLO ACOUSTIC PRIVATE
Friday, October 26, 2018
Wegman's Columbia,  Columbia MD
(5-8 PM)  Debut performance!!  Richard (solo acoustic) Maryland Entertainment Hall Of Fame inductee. No set lists or music stands. Interactive & requests welcome.  All of Richard's 11 CD's available as well. 
View Event 373555
  ALL AGES FREE SOLO ACOUSTIC
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