Modern Americana Folk Rock influenced by the rock pioneers of the past and relevant artists of today. Rich Sheldon combines the diverse sounds of rock from reggae to bluegrass to create original songs. Rich is frequently backed by some of the best players in the West Los Angeles music scene, and the chemistry of the band elevates the energy of the audience to euphoric levels. Be sure to catch the upcoming full-band shows with Brad Rhodus on drums, Eric "Hatch" Gann on piano/keyboards, & Son Vo on bass guitar.
Rich occasionally performs with Young Dubliner's guitarist, Bob Boulding and has performed with Innocent Criminals bassist, Juan Nelson and son Preston Nelson. He has recorded on studio tracks with Ed Tree of The Spencer Davis Group, Rick Shlosser (former drummer for Van Morrision) and Dig Lewis (former bassist for Stevie Wonder). He has appeared on the same bill with David Lindley & Wally Ingram, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Chris Hillman of The Byrds, and Sweetwater.
Richâ€™s song "Meet You In the Heavens" appeared on Ziggy Marley radio, a podcast show at ziggymarley.com, and in the film "American Drug War, The Last White Hope", directed by Kevin Booth, (A Sacred Cow Production, co-founded by comedian Bill Hicks).
His song "Destination Unknown" from the album "Rebel Soul Band" was selected for the first RELIX Magazine JAM OFF compilation CD, and he appeared with his band in the magazine's "On The Verge" section.
The following Los Angeles radio stations have featured Rich Sheldon's music: "Frosty, Heidi, and Frank show" on 97.1 FM; "Local Licks" on 95.5 FM KLOS; and "The Music Never Stops" with Barry Smolin on KPFK 90.7 FM. Rich's music also is played on various College and Public supported stations in the U.S., Europe, & Austrailia.
Rich Sheldon and his band have performed live at the following festivals and venues:
â€¢ Dead On The Ponderosa '11
â€¢ The Whaler (Venice, CA) monthly residency '10 & '11
â€¢ Santa Barbara Sandcastle Festival '09
â€¢ Watermelon Festival - Sunland/Tujunga '09
â€¢ Marinapalooza July 4th Festival (Marina del Rey, CA) '06, '07, '09
â€¢ Santa Monica Farmer's Market '07, '08, '09
â€¢ Ventura Holiday Street Faire '08
â€¢ Ventura Lemon Festival '08
â€¢ Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort '07 & '08
â€¢ Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK) '06
â€¢ Union Street Faire (San Francisco, CA) '05
â€¢ Los Angeles Art Fest '05
â€¢ Los Angeles Marathon '04 & '05
â€¢ Whole Earth Festival (UC Davis) '04
â€¢ The Venice Carnivale (Venice Beach, CA) '04
â€¢ North Park Spring Festival '04 (San Diego, CA)
â€¢ Topanga Days (Topanga Cyn, CA) '02
â€¢ Millpond Traditional Music Festival (Bishop, CA) '00
â€¢ Sloppy Joe's (Key West, FL)
â€¢ Green Parrot (Key West, FL)
â€¢ Winston's (San Diego, CA)
â€¢ House of Blues (Hollywood, CA)
â€¢ Hardrock Cafe (Universal City, CA)
â€¢ Flagstaff Brewing Co. (AZ)