Deep in the backwoods of Wyoming there is a new sound wafting on the wind. You can hear a little bit of blues, a heavy dose of rock, a generous helping of western wit, and a whole lot of fun...the unmistakable sound of songwriter/recording artist Rich Cloud. Rich is riding the release of his debut album, FOOL, and word is spreading like wildfire over this colorful collection of ten brand new songs from the twisted mind of a modern day minstrel. It is the faint cry of lost love...the whisper of personal struggle...the celebration of deep discovery...the mating call of an amorous pig? Yes, all this and more. Rich began studying music at age eight, initially dividing his time between violin, cello, and piano. Then one day he discovered the guitar and started down the road of his honky tonk heroes. From Junior Wells to Bob Wills, Eric Burdon to Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter to Johnny Cash he explored every turnoff and detour, leaving him with broad musical taste and a deep appreciation for all music. The music on FOOL is performed by some of the best musicians in this part of the country. Rich's haunting harmonica moans over his own rhythm guitar work and potent bass lines. Ed Cook's soulful screams on guitar are understated yet marvelous. Add the tasty keyboards of 'Uncle Ray' Fetzer and the rock solid rhythms of drummer Steve Vaughn and this album cooks like a kettle on a campfire. So late at night, when it is very quiet, and you think you hear a strange sound riding the wind, catch your breath and listen very closely. You'll be glad you did. That is the sound of Rich Cloud and his brand new album FOOL.