Tequila Town
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OK, so you have no idea who Mark Richardson is. Well, if you do then you should probably have my job and be writing this, but I’ll move forward as if you don’t. Pop in Sounds from Tequila Town and close your eyes. There, now you have no idea that who you are listening to is Mark Richardson because he is so talented. It might even aggravate you that you don’t know who he is, but calm down, that’s what I’m here for.

Now, indie country isn’t something that comes my way very often, but I’ll take it when I get it. And by indie, I simply mean not signed. Sounds from Tequila Town is a beautiful record full of everything you love to hear from a country artist. Richardson has such a sincere way of singing, and a genuine songwriting style that you cannot help but like everything that he is doing.

Sounds is opened with perhaps Richardson’s sharpest tracks in She’s Gone and If We Meet Again. Richardson’s words are real and his voice is believable and understanding. It honestly has me drawing comparisons to some of the best the game has ever seen, like George Strait, Randy Travis and so on. It’s not too far gone a comparison once you take Sounds for a spin. Heart to A Strange Hand might be Richardson’s best written song, and I’m really digging on how relatable and universal his lyrics are. When I listen to Memories I can only think of Alan Jackson for some reason. This song is one of Richardson’s better off of sounds and might just be his most well-rounded.

Country is good change of pace music, and on the indie scene I have yet to see much better that Mark Richardson and Sounds from Tequila Town. It is both fun and heartfelt at the same time.

Two-steps like:
- Randy Travis – Wind in the Wire
- George Strait – It Just Comes Natural
- Toby Keith - Unleashed

http://detroitathome.com/dct/54/id/6093/mid/1682/Sounds-from-tequila-town.aspx

- Detroit At Home.com


Discography

Mark Richardson - Sounds From Tequila Town - 2003

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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.