Tequila Town

Tequila Town


All styles of traditional and modern country music: dance, Top 40, and, of course, the classics. Good time music from a band that takes pride in what they do and isn't afraid to show it!


Tequila Town and its unique sound is formed by the coming together of some of Michigan’s very finest country musicians.

Front and center is the commanding lead vocal work, along with the rock-solid guitar riffing, of Mark Richardson, founder and leader of the band. His vocal style can be as sweet as George Strait's, as sincere as Alan Jackson's, as driving as Gary Allen's, and as forceful as Brooks and Dunn's - he's simply that versatile. Mark has made fans (friends, as he prefers to call them) everywhere he has performed! He also loves to write original songs and recently scored a success with his debut CD, "Sounds From Tequila Town" which has generated both FM and Internet radio airplay.

Larry Morse was playing with his brother, Bill with the County Line Band when he and Mark met in 1997. They formed a fast friendship based on a love of country music. "When I first met Mark, I couldn't believe how he sounded! I was a sit-in drummer for one of his gigs and after I heard him I just couldn’t stop thinking that he and I needed to start a band.” Once you meet Larry, it's easy to see why he's is the life of the party, along with being the driving force behind Tequila Town's rhythm section.

Together, Larry and Mark formed Tequila Town, and soon became part of the Michigan country music scene. In 2004, the band released Sounds From Tequila Town, which was picked up by Platinum Plus Records. "She’s Gone," was selected as the the first release from the album by famed producer Robert Metzger and it reached No. 124 on Billboard Magazine's Top 500 (Currently, a second tune on the album, "If We Meet Again," is moving up the charts on satellite radio networks.

Jeffrey Taylor is a more recent member of Tequila Town, and, as Mark puts it, "is one bad a$$ bass player!" His touring experience and skills are a welcome addition to the band. His recent experience includes stints with the rock bands Gypsy Reign and In The Zone, and appearances on recordings of Bobby Pizazz, in addition to the long-time local band, Painted Pony. Jeff acquired his driving bass style from the moment he began playing at the young age of nine(!), and was influenced by the classic rock masters James Dewar (Robin Trower’s long-time bassist and vocalist), Jimi Hendrix, and Geddy Lee of Rush, among others. Jeff brings a great combination of experienced rhythm section leadership and solid lead and backing vocals to Tequila Town.

Another recent addition to Tequila Town is John Lang, an experienced country and blues musician who is equally at home on either bass guitar or steel guitar. He has a wide variety of musical influences and tastes, with an extensive background as a performer in and around Michigan as well as Southern California since the 1970s.


Mark Richardson - Sounds From Tequila Town - 2003

Set List

Sets are tailored to the venue to include up to 45 minutes of all original music, and include the group's radio singles, "She's Gone" and "Walk Away."

In addition to the group's original music, Tequila Town's diverse repertoire can accommodate up to three additional hours of covers, including crowd favorites from George Strait, Alan Jackson, Kenney Chesney, Gary Allen, Montgomery Gentry, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, and Brad Paisley.

wrapped around
she's gone
too much of a good thing
don't rock the jukebox
smoke rings in the dark
walk away
leave you with a smile
lucky me, lonely you
how bout them cowgirls
I'll go crazy
no damn good
tequila town
my town
beer in mexico
domestic light and cold
living and living well
the world
living in the here and now

tough all over
find out who your friends are
tear drops in the rearview mirror
barstool mountain
man of me
every mile a memory