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Local Folk-Roots Music

Celebrating Truckee's History

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Truckee Roots 

From the Streets of Truckee

Tracks in the Snow

3 Album Box Set BUY ALL THREE ALBUMS FOR $24! (Digital Download Only)

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Richard Blair sings the acoustic version of one his songs off his new album "Truckee Roots".

Richard Blair Roundhouse Off the Album: "Truckee Roots" Song is from - "the Streets of Truckee" show Richard Blair - Guitar vocals Julie Burk - Harmony vocal Craig Iverson - Piano Randal Kramer - Mandolin Steve Kershisnik - Bass Peter Miller Drums For booking and info, contact: Richard Blair rsb1888@gmail.com truckeeblair.com


Live In-Studio InterviewS

NPR Capital Radio (CAP) "Insights" with Beth Ruyak

07/02/14: www.capradio.org/27314 

10/21/14: www.capradio.org/34872

11/18/15: www.capradio.org/60360

Truckee Tahoe Radio KTKE 101.5 - Local Lowdown- Musician Spotlight

11/03/14: Click here to listen to the program. (starts @ 25:33)


Photo Gallery

Carter Center Weekend: Donor Retreat and Auction 6/22/17

    Full Moon Snowshoe Tour at Martis Camp

    Sierra Expeditionary Learning School concert. These kids know their Truckee History and and honor to be part of an interactive concert. 

    Truckee's 63rd Annual Chamber "Hospitality Award Winner"

     

    ArtTruckee - Capitol Theater Show August 16th 2016

    Steve Poltz with Richard at Szczurek Fest 2016

    ArtTruckee - Capitol Theater Show June 29th 2016

    Sugarbowl ski resort, on the top of the Disney chair. August 2016

    The 5th Anniversary of the dedication of the Snowshoe Thompson statue in Genoa. 2016

    Pony Express Re-ride Event - 6/16/16 Mormon Station, Genoa NV

    Annual Snowshoe Thompson Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe Tour 3/5/16 - Nina MacLeod, the event coordinator, is a Norwegian ski guide born in same town as Thompson from the Telemark region of Norway.

    Truckee History Alive - Cowboy Poetry & Streets of Truckee at the Truckee Veterans' Memorial Building with Dan Seaborg, Tony Argento, Chaun Mortier, Richard Blair 11/12/15

    A Night a the Museum Pre-Opening Gala at the Donner State Memorial Visitors Center: 6/05/15

    Made in Tahoe Festival at Squaw Valley: 5/24/15

    The Poker Pete stop on "Truckee's Historic Haunted Tour". 10/16/15

    One stop on  "Truckee's Historic Haunted Tour". 10/17/14

    "The Streets of Truckee 2015" dinner show photos.

    "The Streets of Truckee 2014" dinner show photos.

    Monday Night Club

    Live @ Cottonwood Restaurant 12-18-13, Richard Blair recreates the history of the great town of Truckee like no one else has. If you have the chance to see one of Richard's consistently sold out shows, you won't regret it! Here is a taste of what you can expect from the show

    Richard Blair sings the acoustic version of one his songs off his new album "Truckee Roots".

    Notable Mentions:

    Truckee Chamber of Commerce - Hospitality Award Winner 2016

    photo courtesy of RettingPhotography.com

    The Hospitality Award was given to Richard Blair, Streets of Truckee. The Hospitality Award is given to an individual or business who portrays the “warmth and charm” of Truckee. Richard Blair does that in a unique way by entertaining locals and visitors alike, keeping Truckee’s past alive and retelling it through songs. In his Russell Valley studio, on acoustic guitars he’s built, old stories become songs, put to modern folk-roots/Americana melodies and recorded on CD’s. Then in 2013 the inspiration came to share these songs accompanied by local performers in the “Streets of Truckee” shows in the fall. What began as a personal desire and “obligation of being local” to remember and share our history, created a groundswell of interest in the songs and performances now done throughout the year at a variety of events..

    Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce - Hospitality Award Nominee 2015

    Hospitality Award - This member business or person is nominated because of a commitment to the community and its economy; portrays the warmth and charm of Truckee through its business, employees or goals; and is a leader customer service strategies and practices. 

    An article in Moonshine Ink's Arts & Culture section - 

    GET OUT & GO: Streets of Truckee Dinner Shows. Published November 2014. 

    Click here to read the story.


    An article in the Truckee paper, the Sierra Sun. Published August 2013.

    Click on article below to read.


    Fan Mail:


    Howdy Richard,
    My wife, daughter and I listened to your CD on the way home today. We really enjoyed it and was inspired and appreciative of your concept to document, entertain and educate folks about some of the history of Truckee and the surrounding area. Well done, my friend!
    I'm working on a concept that infuses, theater, spoken word and music addressing history as well. I'll keep you posted as to how that develops and becomes reality down the trail.
    I sincerely thank you for coming down to the show on Friday. I've always appreciated the Truckee community and I'm always proud to come present to the kids in your area schools.
    In the early 80s, I lived in Reno and frequently came up to play the Truckee Hotel, OBs, Bar of America and a couple other places that I've forgotten, back in those days. I have good memories of those times in your town.
    Keep doing what you do with your music and love of history and community, Richard. It is noble work.
    --
    Joe Craven
    Blender Logic Arts - Education Outreach and Performance
    RiverTunes - Roots Music Creativity Camp

    Dear Richard,
    Thanks.  I am enjoying my Streets of Truckee CD--enjoyed it as I drove back to Tennessee, in fact--and will have a great surprise to send my family and dearest friends. How many others have an ancestor memorialized in terrific songs?
    All best, Dwight  (Great grandson of Jacob Teeter)

     

     

    Contact Info For Richard Blair

    530-545-1341 or rsb1888@gmail.com