“Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” – Paul Simon

Paul Simon’s “Graceland” is one of the albums I perform in its entirety from time-to-time.  This is one of my favorite songs performed on piano, melodica, voice, and foot-tambourine.

Recorded at the Legionnaire Saloon in Oakland, CA, where I perform every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6-9.

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Graham Richards at the Legionnaire Saloon – “Andy’s”

I’ve taken up residence at the Legionnaire Saloon in Oakland, CA, 22nd & Telegraph.  Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-9 pm I play all sorts of music from Bach to Beatles, Billie to Willie, Disney to D’angelo.  This is an Irish reel I learned from Michael Cooney’s album “Just Piping,” a fantastic album I recommend to anyone even remotely interested in Irish pipes.

“Indian Summer” Bay Area release dates and Live PDX Jazz Festival download

In preparation for our upcoming Bay Area debut of Indian Summer, please enjoy this free set of Richards / Duval from the Portland Jazz Festival, Feb 14, 2014

CLICK HERE FOR MP3 DOWNLOAD (.zip)

  1. IndianSummerReleaseCover1Introduction
  2. Halleluja (Richards)
  3. Indian Summer (Boxill)
  4. Hand Of Doom (Black Sabbath)
  5. Harmony Bird’s Song (Richards)
  6. Patsy (Richards)

Dan Duval will be joining me for two Bay Area shows:

Double Barrel Wine Bar, Livermore, CA
Thursday, April 24th, 7-10 pm
No cover, all ages

The Bistro, Hayward, CA
Saturday, April 26th, 8-11 pm
No cover, 21+

We will reimagine several tunes from our album Indian Summer.  In addition, we have several surprises in store…

“I Cover The Waterfront”

Here’s an older recording of me playing one of my favorite songs, “I Cover The Waterfront” by Johnny Green/Edward Heyman

[youtube http://youtu.be/ZJ_z2lWufno]

(lyrics after the jump)

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Prelude VIII in Eb Minor

I love this piece.  Despite being one of Bach’s simpler works from the Well-Tempered Clavier, its great emotional depth and playful characters make it incredibly enjoyable to play.  I liked this performance of this piece, though I hit one wrong note.  Which one is it?

[youtube http://youtu.be/lFeoQ5FxaIs]

Also, it’s got ill gangsta flave.