My Dads Coat
Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and Family Recording Artist, Chip Richter has been called a Contemporary Christian Folk Artist, a Balladeer, even a Christian Don McClean. With vocals that 'hug your ears' and a progressive acoustic guitar style that is warm and 'organic', Chip Richter brings something fun, fresh and hopeful to his listeners. Righteous Path Music Productions announces the release of a new CD from Contemporary Christian Folk Artist, Chip Richter. 'My Dad's Coat' is music written and produced for Kids and their Parents. The title track of 'My Dad's Coat' features the talents of well known Contemporary Christian recording artist and legendary guitarist Phil Keaggy. Phil and Chip worked together writing and arranging this song useing a clever analogy, encouraging parents in the task of passing their faith on to their children and encouraging kids to make this faith their own. The result is a catchy, beatlesque sounding tune with a message that both children and parents will appreciate. Chip Richter's new CD features twelve songs in all, including nine original tunes, one fresh Celtic sounding arrangement of the hymn 'Tis So Sweet, an unique version of 'They'll Know We Are Christians by Our Love' and a wonderful rendering of 'Spirit Song' written by New Hampshire based singer-songwriter, Bill Staines. Several songs feature the instrumental talents of well-known Nashville studio musician David Johnson (fiddle, mandolin, dobro, cello, muontain dulcimer), recently nominated for a Dove award for his bluegrass album 'Many Roads to Home'. Other players include some of Chip's close friends Greg Aker (flute), Mike Glick (piano), Mike Rogowsky (drums), and Ginny Perkins (flute). Kate Perkins (sounding very much like Allison Krauss) adds some very artistic and tasteful background vocals to many of the tracks. Also lending a hand on background vocals a group of students from Heartland Christian School in Columbiana, OH, some of Chip's friends and neighbors, and Chip's own kids. We think this is the best work from Chip Richter to date. The feeling of the whole project is very folky and rootsy in nature yet there is some real variety. From the very Celtic sounding 'Tis So Sweet to the contemporary 'new grass' sound of Labybugs Livingroom to the jazzy swing feel of Love, Love, Love... there's something here the whole family will enjoy. And that is Chip's goal, to write and produce music for kids and their parents. We think you are going to enjoy this album just as much as your kids!