"Richard is a hero of mine too, from when I was 11." Richard Marius Joseph Greene (25 August 1918 – 1 June 1985) was a noted English film and television actor. Your wishlist has been temporarily saved. Greene made some moves with the fiddle that I have never witnessed before. Recording & Performance History as Sideman (highlights): Red Allen (Richard’s 1st ever recording session - 12 classic sides), Bill Monroe (14 classic sides), David Lindley, Taj Mahal, Gary Burton, The Greenbriar Boys, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Melissa Manchester, Linda Ronstadt, Pearls Before Swine, Peter Ivers, Herbie Hancock, Martina McBride, Paul Siebel, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Andreas Vollenweider, Steve Wynn, Tom & Patrick Sauber, The Blasters, Del Shannon, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur, David Grisman, The Blues Project, James Taylor, Tony Rice, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bob Seger, Old And In The Way, Brian Wilson, Eddie Adcock, George Strait, Loggins & Messina, Crosby-Stills & Nash, Peter Rowan, Deana Carter, Rod Stewart, Lacy J. Dalton, Jerry Garcia, Van Dyke Parks, Bruce Springsteen, The Brothers Barton, Tony Trischka, Sting, Joss Stone, Richard Thompson, Kelly Clarkson, Mandy Moore, Tony Bennett, The Wagner Ensemble (Jeannine Wagner), Jennifer Leitham, Dan Hicks, Produced and arranged Stephanie Bettman's award winning debut CD: 'Get Close to Me' http://www.stephaniebettman.com/store/, "There's not a man in the country that can do what Richard can do." He featured the technique in his performances with Seatrain.

Richard Greene is well known as an innovative and influential fiddle player who first attained prominence with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys in 1966.

[3][4] Greene first attained prominence with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys in 1966 as one of Monroe's first "northern" band members. - Mark O’Connor, "...the only violinist in the world who can play anything on that instrument, and with so ecstatic a tone..." - Nat Hentoff. He has headlined major festivals, including Telluride, Sedona, and Live Oak. [2], Greene was born in Beverly Hills and grew up in Los Angeles. You hooked up with the right musicians on this record, your phrasing and articulation sounds like you have been playing together for a number of years, almost like brother vocals.” - Andy Evans (Director of Marketing, Pinecastle Records), “Richard Greene and the Brothers Barton put on a spectacular performance at Elderly’s showcase in February in San Diego. As one of Los Angeles' premier string session players he founded the trailblazing Greene String Quartet creating the first ever amalgam of Jazz-Folk-Rock-Chamber music and producing three seminal albums.

Richard Greene (born November 9, 1942) is an American violinist who has been described as "one of the most innovative and influential fiddle players of all time". Richard is fully steeped in the roots of Bluegrass and Old-Time fiddling and is also classically trained. Mr. Greene's also frequently performs many of his original compositions for Bluegrass Violin and Orchestra with many ensembles throughout the country including his piece entitled "What If Mozart Played With Bill Monroe?". 1st occurrence of the electric violin in Rock and Roll, The Great American Music Band (co-lead with David Grisman, circa 1974), Muleskinner (band members: Bill Keith, Clarence White, Peter Rowan, David Grisman), The Grass Is Greener (David Grier, Bill Keith, Chris Thile, Butch Baldasarri, Tony Trischka, Tim Emmons, Gene Libbea).

Richard Greene ‎– The Greene Fiddler . Made up from five entirely different sessions, this may be a bit inconsistent for all but the most die-hard Richard Greene fans. He first attained prominence with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys in 1966 as one of Monroe's first "northern" band members; it was during this time that he perfected his invention of the 'chop', a rhythmic/melodic bowing technique now universally employed throughout the world of fiddling. The melody, structure, and performance almost approaches a Frank Zappa level to me. There is no questioning Greene's formidable talents on the fiddle, and those who prefer his jazzier tendencies will be rewarded here, as most of the cuts here fall in that category. Session" have no relation to bluegrass and several cuts from the old BLUE RONDO LP are not much more accessible, though 2 others(OLD IRISH AIR and BACH) are striking. Richard Greene, "one of the most innovative and influential fiddle players of all time," grew up in Los Angeles and studied classical music until his encounter with the pyrotechnic fiddling of Scotty Stoneman; from then on Richard was a fiddler. - efolkMusic Reviews, "One of America's most influential fiddlers - certainly one of the giants of modern fiddling, with Richard Greene you get the complete Bluegrass fiddle package: great technique, daring invention, sensitivity to the music's inner soul and a fiery presentation. HOME___ABOUT___MUSIC SAMPLES & STORE___LESSONS & WORKSHOPS__CALENDAR __CONTACT. [1] Greene is credited with introducing the chop to fiddle playing while working with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, the invention of which he attributes to pain in his wrist and arm and "laziness". I had the pleasure of seeing this wonderful group perform live recently and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. International Bluegrass Music Association, "59th Annual Conference on World Affairs, "Richard Greene, How A Sore Wrist And A Fondness For 'Noise' Forever Changed The Way The Violin Is Played, Discography: Richard Green's Official Website, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Richard_Greene_(musician)&oldid=917891370, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, The Great American Music Band initially with, The Grass Is Greener which released recordings that included, Richard Greene & The Brothers Barton (2006), Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Performance of the Year (1997), Grammy Nomination for Best Bluegrass Recording of the Year (1998), International Bluegrass Music Association Nomination: Instrumental Band of the Year, This page was last edited on 26 September 2019, at 00:10. - Steve Winwood after Richard Greene completed his third encore with Seatrain as opening act for Traffic in Liverpool. Greene is credited with introducing the chop to fiddle playing while working with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, the invention of which he attributes to pain in his wrist and arm and "laziness". The best parts of the album, for most of our readers, are tunes from Nashville Studio sessions--GREY EAGLE and SOLDIER'S JOY feature Bill Monroe on mandolin along with Lamar Grier on banjo, Peter Rowan on guitar & James Monroe on bass: these are superb, as is the lively LITTLE RABBIT, recorded live in Japan with Rowan, Trischka & Andy Statman. Authentic Old Time fiddle music (much of which learned one on one from Bill Monroe, inventor of BlueGrass Music), Bluegrass fiddling and New Acoustic (original instrumental compositions). [3], After playing briefly with The Blues Project, Greene joined Blues Project founder Andy Kulberg and Jim Roberts in forming the roots-fusion band Sea Train, which released its self-titled debut in 1969. Richard then went on to found the revolutionary Folk-Rock group Seatrain, pioneering the first use of the electric violin in Rock. All of his teaching takes full advantage of classical technique while keeping it simple and direct to the point. Major Festival Performances as Headliner: Vancouver, Telluride, Durango Meltdown, Mayfest (Scotland), Wind Gap, Winterhawk (now Grey Fox), MerleFest, RockyGrass, Live Oak, Winfield, Old Settlers, Strawberry, Supergrass, Blythe, Mayville, Sedona, 2009 Music Legend Award: Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival http://www.topangabanjofiddle.org/legend_award.html, GRAMMY AWARD: Best Instrumental Performance of the Year (1997), GRAMMY NOMINATION: Best Bluegrass Recording of the Year (1998), IBMA Nomination:  Instrumental Group of the Year, IBMA Nomination:  Instrumental Recording of the Year, Jerusalem Jazz & Blues Hall of Fame Inductee, _________________________________________________________________, Seatrain (1969-1972) (produced by George Martin of Beatles fame).

[2] He featured the technique in his performances with Seatrain.

There is no questioning Greene's formidable talents on the fiddle, and those who prefer his jazzier tendencies will be rewarded here, as most of the cuts here fall in that category. A matinée idol who appeared in more than 40 films, he was perhaps best known for the lead role in the long-running British TV series The Adventures of Robin …

His many acclaimed releases in the folk and bluegrass world have been honored with Grammy and IBMA awards, his CD Sales Tax Toddle was Grammy nominated for Bluegrass Album of Year.

Richard's return to acoustic music occasioned the invention of "New Grass" or "New Acoustic" instrumental music, now a mainstay throughout the world's acoustic music festivals. His advanced technique and intense yet "cool" tone shocked audiences and prefigured such players as Jean-Luc Ponty and others, influencing a generation of fiddle players including Darol Anger, Alison Krauss, Sam Bush and Stuart Duncan. __________________________________________________________________. - Bill Monroe, "Richard Greene has such great tone and fine musicianship, he states a melody the way Lawrence Olivier delivers Shakespeare, clearly and with command of the language and the feelings." The Brothers Barton never took a back seat to Greene, ably backing him up, and when it came time for their solo spots, one realized what excellent players Richard has chosen.

Sign up here to receive the latest information and updates from County Sales. He teaches courses at The Mancini Institute, the RockyGrass Academy, the Festival of Fiddle Tunes, Mark O'Connor Fiddle Camp, the Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, The Swannanoa Gathering, and dozens of ad hoc workshops throughout the year. He then joined the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, recording with them on the 1967 album Garden of Joy. Supreme musicianship, wonderful stage presence.”  - Meegan Holland (Creole  Gallery), “Richard Greene and the Brothers Barton offer fresh readings of classic old-time fiddle music, plus great new acoustic compositions. [6], Other bands Greene has been with, usually as a leader or co-leader, include:[7][8], Greene also has recorded or performed with Red Allen, Bill Monroe, Gary Burton, Melissa Manchester, Greenbriar Boys, James Taylor, Tony Rice, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bob Seger, Old & In the Way, Brian Wilson, Eddie Adcock, George Strait, Loggins and Messina, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Peter Rowan, Deana Carter, Rod Stewart, Lacy J. Dalton, Jerry Garcia, Van Dyke Parks, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Joss Stone, Richard Thompson, Kelly Clarkson, Mandy Moore, Tony Bennett, and The Wagner Ensemble (Jeannine Wagner).[8]. Please log in to save it permanently. He began studying classical music at age 5 but turned to folk music by high school. Richard's deft handling of the fiddle and deep intuitive understanding of traditional music (drawing from his years of experience) provides a wonderful contrast to the hot picking and youthful energy of the talented Brothers Barton. Richard Greene (born November 9, 1942) is an American violinist who has been described as "one of the most innovative and influential fiddle players of all time". "- Bluegrass Unlimited.

His stage presence was electrifying when performing, and charmingly modest when informing the audience about the music. After entering the University of California, Berkeley, he joined the Coast Mountain Ramblers and later the Dry City Scat Band, led by guitarist David Lindley. I've since found out that this guy is a fiddle god, and I shouldn't have been so stunned by his talent.