Where it all came together
9 years ago, veteran blues guitar slinger, Dave Richardson, was playing a gig in a dive bar in Pawtucket, RI. What he didn't know was that this would be no typical gig and no ordinary night. A guest vocalist walked graciously on to the stage and said, "Hi. I'm Jan Schmidt. We're gonna do a shuffle in A. Watch me for the stops."
What began in that very moment was an alignment of voice, guitar, emotion and energy that formed the current foundation of the Dave Richardson Band.
This musical combination quickly became competent grooving on New Orleans Funk, Texas Blues, Classic Soul and driving Rock & Roll. Each show it's own unique journey and story never to be replicated or retold again.
The Dave Richardson Band has the privilege or playing, working and collaborating with an incredible list of amazing musicians. You can find the Dave Richardson Band featuring Jan Schmidt every Sunday night at The 133 Club Blues and Jazz Music Series from 5-8PM. The 133 Club is located at 29 Warren Avenue, East Providence, RI.
You can also come sit in with the Dave Richardson Band every Wednesday night from 7-10PM as Dave and Jan host The Hometown Tavern Blues and R&B Jam. The Hometown Tavern is located at 632 Metacom Avenue, Warren, RI.
Both Sunday and Wednesday shows highlight a different featured guest each week and no two shows are ever the same!