Featuring Richard Malouin on vocals & guitar, Luke Saul-Milligan on drums, Todd Larter on bass & Tom Neal on slide.
Richard Malouin is a singer/songwriter, actor, director and playwright born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario and now living in Markham (just outside of Toronto). He was raised there but doesn’t say ‘grew up’ there as he is still waiting for that to happen.
In the early to mid 80’s he was in a number of Punk bands in the Toronto to Niagara Falls areas. During this time Richard went to University where he studied Fine Arts and Philosophy and developed a love for acting. He apprenticed in New York and has worked in Toronto for many years all the while keeping a guitar close by. He managed to find work writing songs for and playing in various theatre productions. In 2011 he started his own company, Homage to the Fool Productions. While touring Ireland in 2013 he found the opportunity to play a lot more music and caught the bug…again.
His first CD, Bad Joe Rising is a collection of songs written over the past few years (2013 – 15) All the musicians on the record Richard met while playing at various open mics in the Markham area. The age range of this band is 22 to 70.
His music is original, rhythm driven, and based in the folk, rock and blues traditions. Largely influenced by artists such as Steve Earle, Bob Dylan, and Fred Eaglesmith, Richard’s music is accessible, thoughtful and energetic.