"On March 29th, 2011, I jumped on a train headed from Santa Ana, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA, never in a million years dreaming that I would step off that train a changed man. Somewhere in the calm, setting sun perched atop the gleaming ocean...in the tall, swaying grass speeding by...in daydreams of a life forever stuck indoors working at yet another restaurant, it hit me.....
I have been still. Stationary. I have been like the motionless scenery on the other side of this train's thin glass window pane.
But this is not who I have been made to be. I was not intended, nor was I destined to become a passerby in the journey that is my life. I have a purpose. Each person has been granted valuable gifts which they can either choose to use......or else risk losing the chance to become who they were made to be.
Somewhere between Santa Ana and SLO I realized that this is no ordinary life, that I am not a passerby."
Richard's debut EP is a well-rounded fixing of delicate, harmony-filled indie rock with a splash of horns and a healthy portion of rich guitars. Comes with a side of hopeful lyrics and layered rhythm souffle.
released 04 September 2012
Copyright 2012. Words by Richard Schmieg (ASCAP). Music for Passerby and Wake Up Call by Richard Schmieg, JJ Moser (ASCAP), David Bordelon (ASCAP) and Jon Yoon (ASCAP). Music for Running Wild by Richard Schmieg, JJ Moser, and David Bordelon. Produced by Richard Schmieg and Samuel Hanson. Recorded in Ventura, CA and Downey, CA. Engineered by JJ Moser and Samuel Hanson. Edited by William Klein and JJ Moser. Mixed and mastered by Samuel Hanson. Richard: Guitars, Vocals. JJ: Drums, Percussion. David: Bass, Guitar, Kalimba. Jon: Guitars. Adam Portocarrero: Trumpet. Fermin Chavez: Saxophone. Backup vocals on Wake Up Call by Anais Nicole. Album art Copyright 2012 Sincerely, G. Design Studio.
Richard Schmieg is a 24-year-old
singer/songwriter currently living in Southern California. Creating positive, purposeful music, Richard's debut EP "No Ordinary Life" inspires hope and showcases his talent as a singer, songwriter, and performer....more