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To the Editor:
Last night, as I sat to listen to the results of the election, I could not cease to wonder about Spudd Richards on the bass guitar.
When I first met Spudd, I was gathering musicians to be the house band at the Richmond Music Jam. That was about 2 1/2 years ago. He had only been playing bass about a year. I must remember and give credit to his teacher and musical partner, Sandy Myerchin.
In this period, Spudd has been a regular at the jam. I’m proud to say, I must rate him as one of the best bassists I have ever played music with.
Shade Tree Entertainment (Spudd and Sandy’s business) should be commended, not only for showing the outdoor movies at Gabrielle’s Garden, but also for entertaining the people who stood in line in the heat waiting to get into the Farmers Appreciation Dinner.
Each month Shade Tree Jam Band has played at the Eagleton Center, helping to raise money for the museum and the reenactment of the Battle of Albany.
If you see these people, make sure to compliment them for contributing so much.
– Florence Williams, Richmond
Editor’s note: Shade Tree Jam Band and guests will be performing Saturday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Eagleton. The band plays a variety of styles, including rock ‘n’ roll, country and blues.
It’ll be a fundraiser for the museum’s Battle of Albany reenactment in October. There’s no admission charge, but free-will donations will be welcome. Refreshments will also be available.