Born and raised in New Orleans, Richard has been playing the guitar since the age of 16, and can be seen here on guitar, around 1961, along with the "Infernos" backing-up "Big" Joe Turner.
He recorded "Fee-Fi-Jumbo-Li" with Eddie Bo, and worked with Jerry Burns, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Eddie Powers, Bobby Mitchell, Oliver Morgan, Art & Aaron Neville, "Big" Joe Turner, Jean Knight, Ernie K-Doe, Tommy Ridgley, The Sugar Lumps, The Tick Tocks, The Barrons, Gerri Hall, Benny Spellman, and Joe "Jose" Francois.
Shown here backing-up Tommy Ridgley at the House of Blues in New Orleans
Richard has performed and recorded with Kermit Venable & Beau Bassin Cajun Band, Allen Fontenot and the Country Cajuns and Three time Grammy Award Songwriter Winner Al Rapone and Queen Ida (first lady to receive a Grammy Award for Zydeco Music).
He has also worked with many other Cajun groups such as: LaTouche, The Re-cycled Cajuns, Curtis Coubello and the "Can't Hardly Playboys".