The world-class musicians in Big Richard initially convened in 2021 for a festival date. The quartet showed up to the one-off like it had been together for years and quickly graduated to club shows and dates. The musicians siphon from bluegrass, old time, classical, country, and pop.
Big Richard is a neo-acoustic super group composed of four well-established Colorado musicians:
Bonnie Sims on Mandolin
Bonnie & Taylor Sims, Everybody Loves an Outlaw, Bonnie and the Clydes
Joy Adams on Cello
Nathaniel Rateliff, Darol Anger, Half Pelican
Emma Rose on Bass & Guitar
Sound of Honey, Daniel Rodriguez, Whippoorwill
Eve Panning on Fiddle
Lonesome Days, TEDx
Bursting with jaw-dropping virtuosity; playfully irreverent stage banter; stunning four-part harmony; imaginative arrangements; a refreshingly eclectic repertoire; and a healthy dose of lady rage, Big Richard is poised to penetrate the Americana music world and beyond. To date, the quartet has issued 3 singles, the Live from Telluride album, and it has new music on the way.