Richard Torrance


What a year it has been!

It has been a year of regaining my focus, purpose, strength and clarity. I am truly humbled by the acceptance and response of all my family and friends in my hometown of Bismarck, North Dakota. As my opening song says it’s “so good to be back”! This CD is a mix of some of my favorite cover songs as well as songs I have written over the past few years that I have been performing live and now, finally, recorded. I have recorded most of them in my home studio by building the tracks myself. “Stone Free” and “I wanna die with my fingers wrapped around your neck” were recorded at Makoche recording studio with Rick Berge on bass, Barb Roberts on organ, Wes Schmidt on drums, James Jiskra on guitar and Julie Bryant on back up vocals. The tracks were recorded and mixed by Jeff DesLauriers. Scott Prebys played steel drums on “Salem Sue”. Wes Schmidt also played drums on “Lady Doctor”. Julie Bryant also sang back up on “Take me to the River” and “Return to Rio”. The CD was mixed and mastered at Makoche recording studio by Dave Swenson.

Special thanks goes first to God for His love and guidance; to my beautiful sister, Bonnie, for her unconditional love; my chiropractor and friend, Julie Bryant for her caring healing touch; Matt, Kim and all my friends at the East Forty and Jamie at Meriwethers for your kindness, generosity, and the fun evenings of music; Dave and Lisa at Makoche recording studio; Dennis Delzer for the Hammond B3 and leslie; Cheryl Ivey for my website management; Rick Berge and the whole gang at Nightlife Music; Dwight, Kim, and Shirley at Superior Silk Screen for the art and graphics; all my new friends at Trinity Lutheran Church; every guitarist that I ever listened to and borrowed a lick from (especially Jimi, Eric and Carlos); but mostly to all of you who have encouraged, danced, sang and laughed with me and supported my music.

Thank you all!!


Track List

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1. Homeland
2. Lady Doctor
3. Use Me Up
4. I wanna die with my fingers wrapped around your neck
5. Return to Rio
6. Salem Sue
7. Take me to the River
8. Turned On and Close
9. Stone Free
10. Wasn't That Nice


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