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Sean Richardson

Sean Allen Richardson (October 18th, 1966 - present) is an American singer-songwriter from Charleston, WV. After studying jazz drumming and voice, Richardson joined high school friends as the lead vocalist in punk rock band, True Rumor. His next band, Strawfyssh was successful locally, toured regionally and garnered the attention of Mountain Stage Music Director, John Kessler. Kessler independently produced 'A New Music Feast', which featured local artists Crazy Jane, Mother Nang and Todd Burge. The band recorded two songs which appeared on the release. After Strawfyssh disbanded, Richardson and guitarist Keith Walters joined Mother Nang members Jay Lukens and Deron Sodaro to form Slug Salt, along with drummer Tommy Medvick (now deceased).

Richardson moved to Portland, Oregon in June 1995 and met up with Lukens and the two started the indie rock duo, The Nubs. That summer they performed an opening set for Elliott Smith at Umbra Penumbra. Former band mates Frank Barone, Keith Walters and Alon Kutchinsky all moved to Portland over the next few years. Richardson, Lukens, Walters and Mother Nang bassist Deron Sodaro formed the band, Lucky and recorded a single at Jackpot! Recording Studio with engineer and Tape Op Editor, Larry Crane.

Next, Richardson was invited to play drums, sing harmonies and arrange songs in local Portland pop band Acacia, who was fronted by Kristen McCrory and guitarists Mutsuko Otake and Kimiko Nakagawa. Acacia performed with three different bassists, first Robin 'GoGo' Goff, then Miguel Artugue and finally Keith McCarthy. From 1999-2002 Acacia recorded tracks in Jackpot! Recording Studio, put out a self-titled record and performed live with The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

After Acacia, Richardson moved on to play drums in the instrumental improvisational band, AFlyingFortress. The 4-piece included Susan Wood on piano/synthesizer, Keith Walters on guitar and Frank Barone on bass. The group focused primarily on recording over a three year period and released one self-titled record, which Richardson co-produced along with Barone.

In 2005 Richardson returned to West Virginia and began playing guitar and writing songs. Collaborating with Karen Allen, vocalist/songwriter of Crazy Jane, they formed indie rock duo Tofujitsu and released 'One Man's Trash' an EP in 2009, followed by 'Blender' in 2012, and 'Tofujitsu Live', a 4-song EP in 2014. Tofujitsu is currently on hiatus and Richardson began working on his solo debut record in December 2014.

The 5-song EP titled, 'Condenser' is comprised of songs described as "An ecclesiastical examination of loss and hope regained" - Sean McDaniel -singer/songwriter/guitarist Sly Roosevelt .'Condenser' was co-produced by Richardson and engineer/producer Aaron Fisher at The Fishbowl Recording studio in Pocotalico, WV. It was released on July 07, 2015. Band mate Allen from Tofujitsu contributed lyrics to the track, 'Range' and Chris Stockwell played dobro.

In January 2016 Richardson began work on recording a single titled 'Deceiving' along with musical stalwart Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star, REM) on Hammond B3 Organ. Deceiving was released on April 9th as part of a 4-song split with artist Kyle Meadows, with each artists contributing two tracks. These tracks may be listened to at this link: https://seanrichardson.bandcamp.com/

Richardson has begun work on his next record which is planned to release in October 2016.

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