Hi all of my W Va friends. I had blogged a few weeks ago about my coming home concert in South Charleston W Va at the LaBelle Theatre on Saturday, April 2nd 2011. I can now say, I’m getting everything in order. I have Jim Snyder taking care of the production and promotion there in S. c. and my webmaster just finished putting on the final touches for purchasing advanced tickets on line. BTW. Lot’s of work involved making this happen and I am so excited about being able to show my home town what I’ve become as a concert performer. It’s totally different then singing in a bar or even out at the S c Mound. Also, Jim Snyder is a great performer as well and he will open the show up at 7:30 and I’ll go on at 8:00. Doors will open at 6:30. www.turleyrichards.com click on tickets and there’s some packages to purchase in bundle type form. I will bring the CDs to the concert and deliver them to you there. How’s that for service? LOL I’ll be doing a lot of my original songs and of course some cover songs with my arrangements. If I have a good singing crowd, I will do a long medley of 50′s & 60′s songs for all of us to have some wonderful moments of great fun. I left W Va in 1964 and my name was changed from Richard Turley to Turley Richards. I’ll tell the story how it came to past. If you can, read my shortened life story at my site and check out all the major stars that I shared the stage with. A lot of you don’t know, that I actually sold over 1.4 million records when you total all the sales. I had 3 of my records make the top 100 in the billboard magazine and did a lot of the major TV shows. I’ve been blessed with a very long music career. I lost my total sight in 1970 and thank the Lord, I was in music. I do believe the lessons I learned growing up in south Charleston with the greatest mother that anyone could ever have, taught me to be strong and keep my nose clean. I’m proud to say, through all those years being surrounded by drugs, booze and of course cigarettes, I never did any of them, maybe that’s why I didn’t become a Superstar. Hahaha!
I hope we have a packed house and I promise we will have a great night of sharing music and stories of my life in the recording business. Please tell your friends to come and enjoy the evening with me. This will be an evening for the adults. I really don’t want any small children because, I might tell a story that shouldn’t be heard by little ones. Also, little children are great concert killers, running all over the place. So, get a baby sitter and make it a night for YOU. I do encourage the teenagers, especially the ones in to music. I feel some of the stories will give them some insight on how hard it is to make it to any higher levels than local success.
As usual, Mr richards or Turley is rambling on and on. LOL so, I will stop here but, just to let you know, this will be on a rotating schedule to come out about every 3 days so, no one will miss it. I will also, be blogging as the days get closer about any kind of news that will be about the show.
I’m an adopted Louisvillian now but, my home will always be south Charleston. There you have it.
Ps. If you want to email me about anything, please do.
Get your tickets now, just in case we might sell it out. 300 is not that many so, get to it children. LOL