Live In-Studio InterviewS
Truckee Tahoe Radio KTKE 101.5 - Local Lowdown- Musician Spotlight
11/03/14: Click here to listen to the program. (starts @ 25:33)
Full Moon Snowshoe Tour at Martis Camp
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School concert. These kids know their Truckee History and and honor to be part of an interactive concert.
Truckee's 63rd Annual Chamber "Hospitality Award Winner"
ArtTruckee - Capitol Theater Show August 16th 2016
Steve Poltz with Richard at Szczurek Fest 2016
ArtTruckee - Capitol Theater Show June 29th 2016
Sugarbowl ski resort, on the top of the Disney chair. August 2016
The 5th Anniversary of the dedication of the Snowshoe Thompson statue in Genoa. 2016
Pony Express Re-ride Event - 6/16/16 Mormon Station, Genoa NV
Annual Snowshoe Thompson Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe Tour 3/5/16 - Nina MacLeod, the event coordinator, is a Norwegian ski guide born in same town as Thompson from the Telemark region of Norway.
Truckee History Alive - Cowboy Poetry & Streets of Truckee at the Truckee Veterans' Memorial Building with Dan Seaborg, Tony Argento, Chaun Mortier, Richard Blair 11/12/15
A Night a the Museum Pre-Opening Gala at the Donner State Memorial Visitors Center: 6/05/15
Made in Tahoe Festival at Squaw Valley: 5/24/15
The Poker Pete stop on "Truckee's Historic Haunted Tour". 10/16/15
One stop on "Truckee's Historic Haunted Tour". 10/17/14
"The Streets of Truckee 2015" dinner show photos.
"The Streets of Truckee 2014" dinner show photos.
Monday Night Club
Truckee Chamber of Commerce - Hospitality Award Winner 2016
photo courtesy of RettingPhotography.com
The Hospitality Award was given to Richard Blair, Streets of Truckee. The Hospitality Award is given to an individual or business who portrays the “warmth and charm” of Truckee. Richard Blair does that in a unique way by entertaining locals and visitors alike, keeping Truckee’s past alive and retelling it through songs. In his Russell Valley studio, on acoustic guitars he’s built, old stories become songs, put to modern folk-roots/Americana melodies and recorded on CD’s. Then in 2013 the inspiration came to share these songs accompanied by local performers in the “Streets of Truckee” shows in the fall. What began as a personal desire and “obligation of being local” to remember and share our history, created a groundswell of interest in the songs and performances now done throughout the year at a variety of events..
Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce - Hospitality Award Nominee 2015
Hospitality Award - This member business or person is nominated because of a commitment to the community and its economy; portrays the warmth and charm of Truckee through its business, employees or goals; and is a leader customer service strategies and practices.
An article in Moonshine Ink's Arts & Culture section -
GET OUT & GO: Streets of Truckee Dinner Shows. Published November 2014.
An article in the Truckee paper, the Sierra Sun. Published August 2013.
Click on article below to read.
My wife, daughter and I listened to your CD on the way home today. We really enjoyed it and was inspired and appreciative of your concept to document, entertain and educate folks about some of the history of Truckee and the surrounding area. Well done, my friend!
I'm working on a concept that infuses, theater, spoken word and music addressing history as well. I'll keep you posted as to how that develops and becomes reality down the trail.
I sincerely thank you for coming down to the show on Friday. I've always appreciated the Truckee community and I'm always proud to come present to the kids in your area schools.
In the early 80s, I lived in Reno and frequently came up to play the Truckee Hotel, OBs, Bar of America and a couple other places that I've forgotten, back in those days. I have good memories of those times in your town.
Keep doing what you do with your music and love of history and community, Richard. It is noble work.
Blender Logic Arts - Education Outreach and Performance
RiverTunes - Roots Music Creativity Camp
Thanks. I am enjoying my Streets of Truckee CD--enjoyed it as I drove back to Tennessee, in fact--and will have a great surprise to send my family and dearest friends. How many others have an ancestor memorialized in terrific songs?
All best, Dwight (Great grandson of Jacob Teeter)
Contact Info For Richard Blair
530-545-1341 or firstname.lastname@example.org