Don Richmond short bio Don Richmond has been a professional performing musician for more than thirty-five years. He regularly performs and records on more than a dozen instruments including electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, violin, viola, dobro, pedal steel guitar, banjo, harmonica, accordion, trumpet and percussion and is an award-winning songwriter. He has released 6 solo CDs, 4 other albums with the Colorado band Tumbleweed earlier in his career, 3 with the Taos, New Mexico based group Hired Hands, and a CD release in 2004 with the New Mexico based group The Rifters. His most recent release, titled Like Lazarus, has several songs impacted by his recovery from stage 4 colon cancer in 2008. Don owns and operates Howlin' Dog Records, which has recorded and released numerous other recordings by many local, regional, and national artists. Don has also been an Artist-In-Residence and Aesthetic Institute instructor in Colorado Council of the Arts' Art in Education program. Don created and recorded the music for the public television documentary Roy Bedichek's Vanishing Frontier, the independent short film Hexama, Hexama, the highly acclaimed civil-rights documentary film We Did It All Ourselves, and a film on the plight of Katrina refugees titled Still Waiting - Life After Katrina, which aired nationally in the fall of 2007. In late 2004, Don published a book on performance psychology and creativity titled Getting Your Music Past the Fear. He is also a regularly featured contributor on creativity to the nationally-syndicated radio program The Art of the Song.