Sun Apr 3 2016 – 7:00 pm • CSPS Hall
This two-time Grammy-nominated artist started out as an alt-country darling and went on to write “New Country” hit “Nobody Wins”–with Radney Foster–and the successful singles “Things We Said” and “(Believe Me Baby) I Lied” for Tricia Yearwood.
Her latest release, Thorn In My Heart (Lojinx/Yep Roc), features Jason Isbell, Wilco’s Pat Sansone, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, Will Kimbrough and Trisha Yearwood.
Billboard Magazine said, “Richey entices you with sad and unembellished music that reveals an original spirit.”
“She would rule the charts in a land where Marshall Crenshaw was king, Aimee Mann queen, and the The Beatles never put out another record after Revolver,” wrote Steve Horowitz for popmatters.com.
Early on, the Zanesville, Ohio native thrived on the progressive side of mainstream country, her albums showcasing twang-pop sensibilities, a rich, rounded vocal tone and effortlessly sophisticated songwriting that performers like Foster, Yearwood and Pam Tillis recorded for themselves.