From: CA, United States
Genre: Country, Songwriter/Performer, 70's Rock
RD GIRARD - Songwriter/Performer
“A special rock and blues influenced style of country music … and a very enjoyable live show” -
So here’s my story. I’ve been writing and playing music all my life … “it just took this long to get this good”. As a child, my home was the house used for the weekly family music jam. Aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, etc. would come with their guitars, banjos, fiddles, accordions and voices to play country music. That’s where I learned and fell in love with music. I suppose the music that springs from my soul today was born in those days. When I thank God for my blessings … that’s a big one.
While I’ve had a few original music bands over the years … ("Rip Tide", "The Type”, “Itchy Brother", “4’n Country”) these days I mainly perform solo acoustically as a songwriter/performer … and write a lot of songs … and do my best to promote those songs. And, yes, I do write country songs, rock songs, and blues/rock songs.
One of the reasons it "took so long to get this good" is I spent 15+ yrs. as a manager at a major investment bank doing Mergers and Acquisitions (murders and accusations). Terribly interesting time ... ask me and I'll tell you all about it!
Many of the songs on my first CD, "Initial", were songs written and performed in "The Type" and "Itchy Brother", and then recorded later using many of the members of the Laguna Beach, CA band, "Missiles of October". “Initial” is available here. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rd I’ll have a new CD out this year.
There are many, many songs on my website ( www.rdgirardmusic.com) AUDIO page that I hope you enjoy enough to download (for free) and share with your friends … and perhaps you’ll have a commercial use in mind. I do own all rights to all songs and would love to hear from you.