Looking Back... This album from Richard Bates is one of the best Soul-Folk sounding I've heard sence Robert Earl Keen. His sence of talent revals when Richard spills his voice in this terrific record and from the different sounds and styles I've heard. I truly do love 'Looking Back' from Richard Bates. - Mitchell Keller The Back Porch Show Borderline Music Networks Richard's Bio Richard Bates taught himself how to play the guitar while growing up on the red dirt roads of East Texas. He began writing and performing music at an early age influenced by favorites such as Jerry Jeff Walker, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley. The style that was created is a great mix of Americana and good old-fashioned country that gives Richard's songs a fun, upbeat flare. Enjoy the innovative Looking Back CD and find your next favorite song!