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17 NEW Video postings

Added 17 new video postings to go along with 180 audio files

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Wooden Lady...In Waiting CD Release

I wrote a song, "Wooden Lady" while in Galveston and when it came time to name my CD in progress I took a picture of the blue guitar I used the last 5 years performing on the island. I wanted to use on the CD Index. I was talking about it with my bride and kept coming up with good names that didn't fit the picture. The song title flashed through my mind and I had my title. I'm aiming for release by the end of summer. Stay tuned my friends.....me/jd

More bio info

What Ichabod Crane was to Sleepy Hollow, JD Richards is to Galveston Island . For 10 years he was the Poet Laureate of the island, writing and performing his songs about life, in, and around Galveston . His weekly performances at the Captain's Table, Novo's (formerly Shelley's), and many other island locations were packed by friends who gathered frequent listener mileage and knew many of JD's songs by heart. Richards was born in Beaumont, Texas and had fronted rock bands in the late 1960s and he'd been a staff songwriter in Nashville in the 1980s. After returning to Texas July 1998 by the grace of divorce, JD adopted Galveston as his hometown and began to write prolificly and released a series of original CDs. His current release, "Sandbar (Open Till 2AM)" is available at: rhapsody.com, amazon.com, cdbaby.com, itunes.com, reverbnation.com, and jdrichards.biz.

lyric to my first completed track for new CD

DARK ANGEL JD Richards

She used sneak into the graveyard and lay down in the grass And listen to the sounds as night crawled slowly past More than a little Goth. Less than politically correct With a pentagram hanging on a chain around her neck.

She works at waiting tables to earn her daily keep Takes chemical enhancement to make up for lost sleep. She left her hometown in a blur of oft' remembered pain 'Bout what her daddy did at night. It echoed in her brain. PRE CHORUS: I met her one night when I could not sleep We shared too much coffee and conversation ran so deep CHORUS: She don't believe in heaven She's been through hell. Blessed at birth with beauty That she still don't wear too well A dark angel with a broken wing She tries not to kiss and tell. Now I hold her through her nightmares in the dark And I do my best to love the darkness from her heart.

She reads a lot of science fiction as we sit out of the sun. At night we get our moontan as the kinks all come undone. We both share a weakness for strong feelings we can't hide We give each other solace half way to the dark side. PRE CHORUS: Now we fall asleep together seven nights a week. With the double entendre of turn the other cheek. CHORUS: She don't believe in heaven She's been through hell. Blessed at birth with beauty That she still don't wear too well An angel with a broken wing She knows how far she fell Now I hold her through her nightmares in the dark And I do my best to love the darkness from her heart. TAG: The darkness from her heart.

Copyright 2011 JD Richards BMI

JD Richards Singer/Songwriter

What Ichabod Crane was to Sleepy Hollow, JD Richards is to Galveston Island . For 10 years he was the Poet Laureate of the island, writing and performing his songs about life, in, and around Galveston . His weekly performances at the Captain's Table, Novo's (formerly Shelley's), and many other island locations were packed by friends who gathered frequent listener mileage and knew many of JD's songs by heart.

Richards was born in Beaumont, Texas and had fronted rock bands in the late 1960s and he'd been a staff songwriter in Nashville in the 1980s.

After returning to Texas July 1998 by the grace of divorce, JD adopted Galveston as his hometown and began to write prolificly and released a series of original CDs. His current release, "Sandbar (Open Till 2AM)" is available at: rhapsody.com, amazon.com, cdbaby.com, itunes.com, whotune, abd reverbnation.com.

Last 10 songs posted are now 10 demos

Give a listen to Kim Morrison's vocals on the demo done for Gladys Knight. 8 other JD originals are now posted with Love Me Tender demo with my vocal as last song...jd

NEW Site Enhancements

As soon as possible I will configure genre specific tunepaks. There is an ongoing SALE on all my offered CDs. There are 101 songs posted for listening and download. Please visit often...thanks jd

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