Hey, I'm Shaun Richardson! I'm a utility musician based out of Nashville, TN! I love getting to work on projects of all genres, and finding the right part for any song on a variety of instruments! Let's work on something together!
With a seasoned career already under his belt, Shaun is no stranger to the music industry. Originally hailing from Michigan where he honed his craft from a young age, Shaun made the move to Nashville while already in-demand for on the road touring and session work, having been featured on some of the most prestigious stages such as Carnegie Hall, The Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, and many more . Having worked with artists ranging from Michael Martin Murphey, to Dailey & Vincent, to TJ Jackson, Shaun has been able to contribute his artistic vision to a unique variation of musical projects. With accomplished skills in multi-instrumental musicianship, writing and arranging, and producing, he plays a triple threat in everything he is a part of. There is no doubt that anyone listening to Shaun can identify the expertise and sense the passion and love he has for music.
Please provide recording track in WAV/MP3 format, recording specs (bit/kHz) and BPM.
Number/chord chart would be ideal, but not mandatory.
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Interview with Shaun Richardson
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I am lucky enough to make music for a living! No better blessing!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing music my entire life, but I've been in Nashville for 5+ years and on the road/in the studio for longer!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All types! I commonly get called in for sessions in many genres including country, pop, R&B, Americana, jazz, gospel, etc!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I can learn and work very efficiently and I always aim to play what is needed.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to channel the intention of the song and craft tasteful parts or ideas that compliment the song and genre specifically.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to the song, and write a chart if there isn't one already! Decide which particular instrument best fits the song and try to compliment the song to the best of my ability!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run the latest version of PreSonus Studio One 4 Professional. I have great mics/isolation for recording acoustic instruments, and great amps/modeling for electric guitar!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mostly the musicians/engineers/producers I get to work with on a day to day basis, either from Nashville or elsewhere. I am very inspired by hardworking and creative individuals!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I primarily do acoustic/electric overdubs for a variety of clients. Depending on the type of project, I may also be contracted to overdub utility instruments such as mandolin, banjo, pedal steel and more.