INTERVIEW: Richard Lynch

How would you classify your music?

Traditional Country Music.

Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?

My Dad: Woody Lynch,  Conway Twitty, Mel Street, Keith Whitley, Gary Stewart.

What do you want fans to take from your music?

That I sing and play the music from the heart, that I live and love to perform, country music is the truth of how I feel.

How’s the music scene in your locale?

There are fewer places to play live music than there used to be, but there are a lot of people who want to hear our music, so where we play we have great audiences.

What is the best concert you have been to? What do you like most about playing live?

I saw Conway Twitty when I was 17 and was blown away,   I like playing for the people who enjoy and appreciate my music.

Is there a song on your latest CD release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?

A Better Place, that song made the hair stand up on my arms when I heard it the first time.

How have you evolved as an artist over the last year?

I have played my places and with some great artists, and I worked hard to maintain the traditional country music sound.

If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?

That would have to be Keith Whitley   I got to play with him once and was scheduled to play again with him but he passed away before we got to do that. He was a great person and I thoroughly enjoy his music.

What’s next for you? 

I am writing more songs, preparing for a new album, taping a national radio show weekly and getting ready to be on tour 6 weeks in Texas next year.

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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