Chad Richard | Worthy Cause

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Worthy Cause

by Chad Richard

Honest soulful songwriting born on the Texas/Louisiana state line.
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Slow Rollin State Line
4:01 $0.99
2. Love Anyway
2:54 $0.99
3. German Angel
3:41 $0.99
4. Right Now
3:27 $0.99
5. Worthy Cause
5:43 $0.99
6. Fredericksburg
3:09 $0.99
7. Waters Rise
3:28 $0.99
8. The Big and the Little Hand
4:25 $0.99
9. My Name
3:05 $0.99
10. 12 More Days of Blue
3:50 $0.99
11. Shawdy and a Shiner
3:02 $0.99
12. The Game
3:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
His second release, Worthy Cause (2019), was recorded at Jumping Dog Studio in Austin, Texas. Again Richard turned to Walt Wilkins (Sam Baker, Jason Eady, Susan Gibson) for production and the album was engineered by Ron Flynt (Dwight Twilley, Velvet Crush). In addition to Richard’s songwriting, acoustic guitar and vocals, other musicians contributing to the album include Wilkins and Flynt, Marian Brackney on fiddle, Chip Dolan (The Band of Heathens, Greg Trooper) on pianos and organs, Geoff Queen (Kelly Willis, Jason Boland & the Stragglers) on steel guitar, and Corby Schaub (Ryan Bingham) on lap steel. The rhythm section is Ray Rodriguez (Woody Herman) on drums and Bill Small (George Ensle) on bass.

Worthy Cause is an album with songs characterized by stories as only Richard can tell them. “Slow Rollin’ Stateline” spins a tale of growing up on the Texas/LA border with “Zydeco to the east, Texas swing to the west,” as the song bears the musical marks of those influences. “German Angel” recounts a story of a couple living in a historic German house in the Texas Hill country, where the wife believes a ghost resides to watch over the manor, as told from the ghost’s perspective. “Worthy Cause” highlights Richard’s riveting vocals over hushed acoustic guitar and pedal steel, with an imperfect man’s tribute of gratitude towards the good, faithful woman who loves him. “Waters Rise” was inspired by Richard’s first hand experience of the kindness and humanity that shone through the floodwaters in the wake of hurricane Harvey – “waters rise, but people rise above.” “12 More Days of Blue” narrates the poignant tribulations of a loving, single Dad as he masks adult pain in order to experience the best with his child. The entire record showcases Richard’s striking ability to commandeer attention with his powerful vocal presence and compelling direct narrative style.



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