Mark Richardson, Lead vocals / guitar
Carl Leasch, Lead guitar
Bill Balmes, Pedal Steel / banjo / mandolin
Randy Lopez, Bass guitar
Larry Morse, Drums
2009 has become a landmark year for Michigan-based country music artist Mark Richardson and his band, Tequila Town, as they opened for national acts such as Gretchen Wilson, Whitney Duncan, The McClymonts and Kenny Chesney, as well as performing with such acts as Rodney Atkins, Luke Bryan, and Phil Vassar at the 2009 WYCD Downtown Hoedown - the largest free country music festival in the nation! After the success of their debut album "Sounds from Tequila Town," the seasoned musicians are poised to roar into 2010 with more shows than ever before! For these veteran and dedicated performers, staying busy and bringing great people great music is their passion. They also stay true to their country roots with a strong dedication to their grassroots fans. As Brian Campbell of Buffaloathome.com says, "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." With dates already filling up, it's remarkable to see that these hard working, professional artists are also busy in the studio, with their sophomore effort, "Chasing Commerce," to be released in summer of 2010. Listen for the new single "Shotguns and Violins" coming to your favorite radio station soon!
Lead singer / guitarist Mark Richardson has been actively writing and performing for years and still remains one of the most professional and courteous artists on the scene. He is well known for his interaction with his fans both on and off the stage. Pedal Steel player Bill Balmes is quiet but his work on the signature country music instrument speaks loudly. He is also well-accomplished on the mandolin, acoustic guitar, and banjo - a truly well-rounded performer. Veteran Rhythm player Carl Leasch shreds that guitar with such precision and ease, and bassist Randy Lopez keeps the beat going with Drummer Larry Morse as they tie it all together with strong country beats that rock the house and make those boots hit the floor and tap along! Check out http://www.markrichardsonusa.com for music and video from various events!
For booking and further information please contact Tara Lynn Doss of HipStar Entertainment at 248 -981-9942 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Book now to have a little taste of Tequila Town at your event!
What's up with the name:
Mark named the band after an early Brooks and Dunn song, "Tequila Town."
Country, Bakersfield Sound
Got anything recorded?
Debut CD, "Sounds from Tequila Town" with hit single "She's Gone"
Tell us your future?
Working on sophomore effort, "Chasing Commerce" due out in Summer of 2010. Lead Single "Shotguns and Violins" to be released January 2010.
Next Show: Performing November 13th and 14th at Diamonds and Spurs in Chesterfield, MI. Many regional dates and festivals lined up for 2010!