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Members: Richard Walton Group:  Barry Caudill - composer, saxophones, David Meer - composer, electric & acoustic guitars, harmony vocal, Matt Perich - lead guitar, Mitchell Shaivitz - percussion, drums, Richard Walton - composer, bass & acoustic guitar, vocal.   Three's A Crowd: Vicki Kieffer - vocals, percussion.  Richard Walton - vocals, guitars, harmonica, loops.  Rich & Famous: Frank Fraizer: bass guitar, lead & harmony vocals, Richard Walton: lead & harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, loops.  Rich Mama: Joe Mama: percussion, vocals, Richard Walton: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica. Rich & Mitch: Mitch Shaivitz: percussion, vocals, Richard Walton: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica

Established: yes: Richard Walton Group 1991 / Solo 1985 / Rich & Famous 2010 / Three's A Crowd 2012

Do you play original or cover songs?

Both, professionally with a passion (and no music stands!!!)  Here's the skinny:

Richard Walton Group: all original, mostly instrumental, contemporary, multi-genre

Three's A Crowd: acoustic based, vocal duo (female & male)

Rich & Famous: acoustic rock / vocal duo; sometimes a trio

Rich Mama: acoustic rock duo; sometimes a trio 

Rich & Mitch: acoustic rock duo; sometimes a trio

Solo / Duo / Trios: originals & selected covers

Duo / Trio: (with Vicki Kieffer: vocals, percussion, Mitchell Shaivitz: drums & percussion, Tecla Walton:violinJoe Mama: percussion, vocalsMatt Perich: lead guitar, Barry Caudill: saxophones / flute, Frank Frazier - bass guitar, vocals, Eric Robertson: drums), Freddie Louden: bass guitar, vocals

Where have you performed?

Throughout the Mid-Atlantic area:

THE RICHARD WALTON GROUP (original contemporary multi-genre):

Blues Alley Jazz & Supper Club - Washington DC  (headliner)

Chapelgate Presbyterian Church - Woodstock MD, (with Carl Filipiak Group)

Mt. Washington Jazz & Wine Festival - Baltimore MD (w/ David Bach Consort)

Centennial Park Concert Series - Columbia MD.

CBS Television, 60 Minutes II - N.Y.   

PSI Net/Ravens Stadium - Baltimore MD  (corporate)

The Senator Theatre - Baltimore MD (corporate)

Max's On Broadway - Baltimore MD  (with Steve Hackett from Genesis)

Spike & Charlie's - Baltimore MD  (with Kevin Ayers of Soft Machine)

Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Concert Series - Rehoboth Beach DE

Village Towne Green Concert Series - Vienna, VA

13th Floor Belvedere - Baltimore MD

Baltimore Waterfront Festival - Baltimore, MD

Catonsville 4th Of July Parade - Catonsville, MD

Maryland Public Television - Owings Mills MD  (corporate)

Wine In The Wooods - Columbia, MD

Lansdowne Resort & Spa - Lansdowne, VA  (corporate)

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival - Rehoboth Beach, DE

Lurman Woodland Theatre - Catonsville MD

WSMJ 104.3-FM Smooth Jazz Brunch

Mason District Park - Alexandria, VA

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel - Baltimore, MD

Columbia Lakefront Concert Series - Columbia, MD

Baltimore Museum Of Art - Baltimore MD   (corporate)

59 Lake Restaurant - Rehoboth Beach DE

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel - Baltimore, MD. (corporate)

Towson State University - Towson, MD

University Of Maryland - Baltimore County MD

Eden Restaurant - Rehoboth Beach DE

Tiber River Tavern - Ellicott City MD,

Hyperlight Artist Center - Aberdeen MD

Mill Towne Tavern - Ellicott City MD

Baltimore Book Festival - Baltimore, MD

Allen Pond Park - Bowie MD

Jammin' Javas - Vienna VA

Waterfront Park - Alexandria VA

Grace Fellowship Church - Timonium MD

Catonsville Arts & Crafts Festival - Catonsville. MD

Lexington Market - Baltimore MD

Various Columbia Village Centers - Columbia, MD

Towsontowne Festival - Towson MD

Stephens Hall Theatre - Towson MD

Ellicott Theatre - Ellicott City MD

Read Street Festival - Baltimore MD,

8 x 10 - Baltimore MD 

SOLO, DUO or TRIO ACOUSTIC:  43 South Ristorante, 59 Lake, Allview Inn, An Die Musik, Anchor Inn, Annapolis Hilton Afterdeck, An Poitin Stihl, Arena’s Deli, Ashland Cafe, Bachman Valley Inn, Baltimore County Public Library, Bare Bones Restaurant, Bennigan’s, Bethany Lane Baptist Church, Blue Channel Inn, Boordy's Vineyard, Brass Rail, Brewer's Alley, Cacao Lane, Cambridge Yacht Club, Casey’s, Caton Tavern, Cheeseburger In Paradise, Cheshire Crab, Chi-Chi’s, Classics Pub, Club 66, The Cloisters, Clyde’s Restaurant, Coakleys, Coconut Joe’s, Columbia Lakefront, Crab Barn, Don Savino’s Restaurant, Fells Point Café, The Firehouse, Fireside Inn, Franklin Street Pub, Frogg Pond, Front Page, G.L. Shacks, Genova’s, Genexaret, Giligan’s Pier, Gingerbread Man, Golden Bar & Grill, Graffitti’s, Grandstand, Heroes, Hillandale Baptist Church, Jakes Seafood House, Johanssons, JT Crock n’ Berries, Judges Bench, Junction Station Café, Kelsey’s Pub, Last Chance Saloon, Lighthouse Restaurant, Looney's North, Lurman Woodland Theatre, Maggies, Mangia's, Mango’s, Manor Country Club, Manor Tavern, Margarita Maggies, Maryland Public Television, Maryland State Fair, Max’s On Broadway, McAllister’s, McGregors, MD's Country Pub, Michael’s Pub, Middleton’s, Nathan Henry’s, Ocean Pride, Oliver’s, Oliver's Carriage House, Overhills Mansion, Parker’s Pub, PBS Television, Pete’s Place, Phoenix Emporium, Pioneer Pub, P.J.’s Pub, Pour House, Ram’s Head,Recher Theatre, Red Eye Dock Bar, Red Fox, Reynolds Tavern, Rusty Rudder, Sancho’s Cantina, Serra Brothers, Shannigan’s, Souveniers, Speed's Cycle, Stillmeadow Evangelical Free Church, Stoney Lonen, Sweet Air Café, T-Bonz Steakhouse, The Corinthian, The Jetty, The Wharf, Three Nines Tavern, Towne Tavern, Tremont Hotel,Trolley Stop, Turf Inn, Turnaround, U.M.B.C., Westside Cafe, Westminister Inn, Westview Lounge, Wild Duck Café, Wilde Lake Village Center, Wilde Lake Pub, WRNR-FM Damian’s Diner, WTMD-FM, Zogg’s, etc. etc.

Is your music available on CD or MP3?

BOTH. All of Richard's full length CD's are available & can be purchased

In 2022, one of Richard's duos, Three's A Crowd,( w/ singer Vicki Kieffer), released their debut CD "Wheelhouse". . In 2021, Richard released a 17 song original CD "Your Love" by his trio (with his wife Tecla, Kevin Doxzen & Drew Davidsen) as Straight On Red. In 2019, Richard released his 12th CD "Twelve" (with the help of Crack The Sky & Richard Walton Group musicians. 2015 celebrates a brand new studio from Richard Walton Group "Under The Current" CD. In 2013, Richard releases his 10th CD, "Cover Me". Straight On Red released it's debut CD and a Richard released a full-length solo vocal CD "Vessel" in 2009,  Richard Walton Group studio CD is "Junction", Richard Walton Quintet "Live At Blues Alley" enhanced CD, plus 5 other full length studio CD's available through Notlaw Music: "Hear And Now", "Where Time Stood Still", "Savannah Blue", "Out Of Bounds" & "The Whole Nine Yards" (remastered, w/ bonus tracks re-issue)and on MP3.

Also available with Richard's music:

Baltimore Songwriter's Association "Songwriter's Serenade, Best Of The BSA" (Three's A Crowd's "Where We Are Right                                                                                                                                                          Now" and RWG's "Exitude"")

Down To The Wire:  A Poco Tribute  (includes Richard's solo acoustic version of "Save A Corner Of Your Heart")                                                                                                                

Baltimore Songwriter's Association "From Our Circle Five" (Richard's ballad "Nothing But Heartache")

Baltimore Jazz Alliance  "Baltimore Jazzscapes, Vol. 2" (Richard Walton Group's "Across The Tracks'")

Baltimore Jazz Alliance  "Baltimore Jazzscapes" (Richard Walton Group's Brazilian  "Rio Le'")

Baltimore Songwriter's Association "From Our Circle Four" (Richard's jazzy "Lost Inside Her Smile") ,

Baltimore Songwriter's Association "From Our Circle Three" (Richard's catchy "Revelation"),

Baltimore Songwriter's Association "From Our Circle Too" (Richard's catchy "Keepin' The Faith") 

Music Monthly's Compilation CD Vol. 1 (Richard's "Look At Yourself",  produced by Crack The Sky's Rick Witkowski)

Lurman Woodland Theatre "Music From The Woods, Vol. 1" (Richard's unreleased "Lurman") 

WTMD-FM "Best Of The Breeze, Vol. 2" (Richard Walton Group's rare vocal song "Where Time Stood Still")

Many, many soundbites & Mp3's on our website