I Can't Help It

I'm happy to launch my first music video, a trans-Atlantic collaboration with Dublindaily and Folk Media. These were the same streets I wandered in Dublin last October. I'm also using it as a way to kickstart the second portion of my studio sessions for "Lost in Dublin", so if you would like to contribute, please click on the link below to help me reach the $10,000 required to properly record, market, and distribute the album. Enjoy!

Posted by John Richard on Saturday, February 13, 2016

Unlike the direct flights that can take you far from the familiarities of home, creating music is often a journey that never follows a straight path. It can be, in fact a meandering trek that leaves you wonderously lost.

Such was the experience of Canadian folk singer/songwriter John Richard who, on a recent visit to Dublin, found himself fascinated and inspired by the sights and sounds of that timeless and history-rich city. Alone and without an agenda, John explored the city which some date back as far as 988, and found that the sites, buildings and people provided kernels of ideas which later he was able to develop into songs. The result was the heart and soul of his second album « Lost In Dublin » the production of which will start in the very near future. His debut album, Blue Valley, was released in December, 2014 and immediately turned many heads in Maritime music circles to the point that John was nominated for a pair of Music NB awards including Blues Artist of the Year.

John is asking for your help to record, mix, package, and promote his second album that he have been writing since he was flying over the Atlantic on his way to Dublin. You can click on the image on the right to pre-order or make a contribution towards the album.