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John Long Fundraiser Show!
Sun June 27, 2021  3-7 PM
 
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Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — A special evening with John Long - Fundraiser The Back Stage (new outdoor stage at my home), Greeley The Back Stage (new outdoor stage at my home), Greeley
International Blues Blowoff (the IBB) Downtown Hyatt Regency, Tulsa, OK Downtown Hyatt Regency, Tulsa, OK
 —  — 2019 SPAH Convention Downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tulsa, OK Downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tulsa, OK
 —  — The International Blues Blowoff Trainwreck Saloon, St Louis Trainwreck Saloon, St Louis
 —  — Annual SPAH Convention Westport Sheraton Chalet Hotel, St Louis Westport Sheraton Chalet Hotel, St Louis
 —  — Greeley Blues Jam Island Grove Arena, Greeley, CO Island Grove Arena, Greeley, CO
Greeley Blues Jam - City Crawl 9th St Plaza & Surrounding Area, Greeley. CO 9th St Plaza & Surrounding Area, Greeley. CO
 —  — The 54th Annual SPAH Convention Downtown Tulsa Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma Downtown Tulsa Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma
 —  — The 2017 International Blues Blowoff Downtown Tulsa Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma Downtown Tulsa Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma
 —  — Greeley Blues Jam Island Grove Arena, Greeley Island Grove Arena, Greeley
 —  — The 53rd annual SPAH Convention El Tropicano Hotel, San Antonio TX El Tropicano Hotel, San Antonio TX
The 2016 International Blues Blowoff Sam's Burger Joint, San Antonio TX Sam's Burger Joint, San Antonio TX
 —  — The 52nd Annual SPAH Convention Airport Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center , Denver Airport Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center , Denver
 —  — The International Blues Blowoff The Soiled Dove Underground, Denver The Soiled Dove Underground, Denver
 —  — Greeley Blues Jam @ Island Grove Stadium Island Grove Arena, Greeley, CO Island Grove Arena, Greeley, CO
The GBJ annual Downtown Crawl Downtown Greeley, Greeley Downtown Greeley, Greeley
 —  — Christopher Richards & Johnny Johnston The (new) Westlake Bar & Grill, Greeley The (new) Westlake Bar & Grill, Greeley
 —  — The Every FIRST Sunday Blues Jam has been canceled Outriders Bar & Grill, Greeley Outriders Bar & Grill, Greeley
The PRE Game Blues Jam w/The Well Diggers Outriders Bar & Grill, Greeley Outriders Bar & Grill, Greeley
Private Event Pelican Lakes Country Club, Windsor Pelican Lakes Country Club, Windsor

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  • Gary Richards
    Gary Richards Portland, OR
    As Christopher's brother perhaps I'm biased - but John Long's show on The Back Stage this past Sunday was truly amazing. Mind you, I drove about 1,100 miles to get there, so if hadn’t been genuinely impressed, I wouldn't have taken the time to write this. John's act was replete with original songs plus some familiar blues standards, it both enriched and entertained all those in attendance. Young and older alike took to the 4-plus hours of stories and music as if each song was a separate leg of a larger journey, and where the combined journey was a pleasure to behold. This performance revealed to me that John Long is a true Grand Master of the traditional acoustic blues genre. For those of you who missed this past Sunday's benefit concert, I highly recommend you go out of your way catch him the next time he is anywhere close your area!

    As Christopher's brother perhaps I'm biased - but John Long's show on The Back Stage this past Sunday was truly amazing. Mind you, I drove about 1,100 miles to get there, so if hadn’t been genuinely impressed, I wouldn't have taken the time to write this.

    John's act was replete with original songs plus some familiar blues standards, it both enriched and entertained all those in attendance. Young and older alike took to the 4-plus hours of stories and music as if each song was a separate leg of a larger journey, and where the combined journey was a pleasure to behold.

    This performance revealed to me that John Long is a true Grand Master of the traditional acoustic blues genre. For those of you who missed this past Sunday's benefit concert, I highly recommend you go out of your way catch him the next time he is anywhere close your area!

  • Mike
    Mike Salem Oregon
    I’ve owned my red Tone Defender cable for several years now and couldn’t be happier. My gear sounds great through it. I plasty-dipped the shrink sleeves red as well and looks pretty cool. Christopher also attached a label with my contact info... a nice touch. Thanks! From CR: Thanks Mike, glad you're still pleased after so many years. I no longer offer the personalized ID tag in my listings (current heat shrink tags are pre-printed) but it's still available upon request.

    I’ve owned my red Tone Defender cable for several years now and couldn’t be happier. My gear sounds great through it. I plasty-dipped the shrink sleeves red as well and looks pretty cool. Christopher also attached a label with my contact info... a nice touch. Thanks!

    From CR: Thanks Mike, glad you're still pleased after so many years. I no longer offer the personalized ID tag in my listings (current heat shrink tags are pre-printed) but it's still available upon request.

  • Kevin Walsh
    Kevin Walsh Bellingham WA
    Christopher, Hot damn! This cord is amazing! I went from Volume 3 to Volume 6 on my 51 Skylark and it sounds better than it ever has! Nice work buddy! Thanks again!

    Christopher,

    Hot damn! This cord is amazing! I went from Volume 3 to Volume 6 on my 51 Skylark and it sounds better than it ever has! Nice work buddy!

    Thanks again!

  • Frank S.
    Frank S. Pennsylvania
    Just wanted to drop a note on how incredibly pleased I have been with all of the mic builds by Christopher. He has completed 5 different mics for me and they have been a work of art and precision, and the tone is incredible. He takes great pride in his work and remains committed to providing a product to exactly what the customer is looking for. Each mic project was a coordinated effort by phone and email to end up with a great experience. I will probably do another mic again in the near future, to further build my collection. It is just great to put a project together that turns out so well! Thanks Christopher for your dedication to the harmonica industry and putting out such a quality product.

    Just wanted to drop a note on how incredibly pleased I have been with all of the mic builds by Christopher. He has completed 5 different mics for me and they have been a work of art and precision, and the tone is incredible. He takes great pride in his work and remains committed to providing a product to exactly what the customer is looking for. Each mic project was a coordinated effort by phone and email to end up with a great experience. I will probably do another mic again in the near future, to further build my collection. It is just great to put a project together that turns out so well! Thanks Christopher for your dedication to the harmonica industry and putting out such a quality product.

  • Bill LeDoux
    Bill LeDoux Wasilla, Alaska
    I recently suffered a devastating total loss house fire, and among so many other things, lost my original super-hot twin tone Turner mic. Christopher worked hard to expedite a replacement for me, along with Tone Defender cable, volume control and adapter, and had me back in business in no time! My original was a black label CR, and I loved it. Having been given a number of options, I chose to go with a boosted lo-z CM element Turner....it's definitely different, but I think I may like it just as well...maybe even better, than the original! The difference in twin tones is more pronounced, with the brighter one super crunchy and full even at low volume! Awesome mic, and terrific personalized service. Christopher takes pride in making an exceptional, great sounding, great looking and durable product. He is extremely thorough and detailed in explaining everything necessary to facilitate making an informed decision, and stands behind his work and his word. Highly recommended, a great guy to do business with!

    I recently suffered a devastating total loss house fire, and among so many other things, lost my original super-hot twin tone Turner mic. Christopher worked hard to expedite a replacement for me, along with Tone Defender cable, volume control and adapter, and had me back in business in no time!

    My original was a black label CR, and I loved it. Having been given a number of options, I chose to go with a boosted lo-z CM element Turner....it's definitely different, but I think I may like it just as well...maybe even better, than the original! The difference in twin tones is more pronounced, with the brighter one super crunchy and full even at low volume! Awesome mic, and terrific personalized service.

    Christopher takes pride in making an exceptional, great sounding, great looking and durable product. He is extremely thorough and detailed in explaining everything necessary to facilitate making an informed decision, and stands behind his work and his word.

    Highly recommended, a great guy to do business with!

  • Robert Weir
    Robert Weir Lennox Head
    With prompt delivery, just tried out the new cable. A lot clearer signal than the belden cable I have been using. With no compromise with materials and workmanship this would have to be the best harmonica microphone cable available. Easy going and informed communication was very helpful. Will be recommending Christopher Richards to anyone needing a decent harp mic cable. Cheers Harmonica Planet.com Followup: Thanks again to this great client from Australia... and a clarification for everyone else: For that dramatic of a difference to be evident between ANY two microphone cables, and it is a claim I've heard over and again from my customers, the un-named fabricator of the other cable was likely using a very cheap grade of Belden wire, plus cheap and/or incorrect soldering tools, low quality solder, and sloppy ham-handed soldering methods. So while the wire itself DOES have importance, often the biggest differences are due to the construction methods. That said, a Tone Defender is by any objective comparison, the overall best screw connector cable ever made, I welcome any scientifically conducted "feature by feature" comparisons. CR

    With prompt delivery, just tried out the new cable. A lot clearer signal than the belden cable I have been using. With no compromise with materials and workmanship this would have to be the best harmonica microphone cable available. Easy going and informed communication was very helpful. Will be recommending Christopher Richards to anyone needing a decent harp mic cable.
    Cheers

    Harmonica Planet.com Followup: Thanks again to this great client from Australia... and a clarification for everyone else: For that dramatic of a difference to be evident between ANY two microphone cables, and it is a claim I've heard over and again from my customers, the un-named fabricator of the other cable was likely using a very cheap grade of Belden wire, plus cheap and/or incorrect soldering tools, low quality solder, and sloppy ham-handed soldering methods. So while the wire itself DOES have importance, often the biggest differences are due to the construction methods.

    That said, a Tone Defender is by any objective comparison, the overall best screw connector cable ever made, I welcome any scientifically conducted "feature by feature" comparisons. CR

  • Rob Allen
    Rob Allen West Sussex, UK
    Fast post to the UK, Excellent customer communication, Nothing but good things to say about my buying experience. Good man !

    Fast post to the UK, Excellent customer communication, Nothing but good things to say about my buying experience. Good man !

  • Owen Evans
    Owen Evans Ottawa, Canada. / Florida in winter
    Hey Chris, I need to leave this comment as all that you promised about the Tone Defender with Canare wire is right on the money. My amp has never been so quiet at higher volumes with the mic opened up to full volume. I actually moved the knob on my amp to 10 without blowing the harp and it was still silent except for tube whooshing sounds. Wow! I played at 4 and the crunch was terrific! For your info, I play through a custom wood mic made by Blows Me Away and it has a Heumann Element in it. Kinda like a crystal with the best of a ceramic but with ballz! I play this through a stock Memphis Mini and with your cable, the rig is the best it’s ever been. Thankyou for providing me with impeccable caring and service. Owen

    Hey Chris, I need to leave this comment as all that you promised about the Tone Defender with Canare wire is right on the money. My amp has never been so quiet at higher volumes with the mic opened up to full volume. I actually moved the knob on my amp to 10 without blowing the harp and it was still silent except for tube whooshing sounds. Wow! I played at 4 and the crunch was terrific! For your info, I play through a custom wood mic made by Blows Me Away and it has a Heumann Element in it. Kinda like a crystal with the best of a ceramic but with ballz! I play this through a stock Memphis Mini and with your cable, the rig is the best it’s ever been. Thankyou for providing me with impeccable caring and service. Owen

  • Artie
    Artie Florida
    Well Chris you did it...it is the mic I've looked for but never found until now. (Twin Tone CM in a stripped & polished Turner sharkfin shell) Thank you so much for all your time and effort with this project. You are a master craftsman/technician. If anyone ever asks me where to get a mic they will be directed to you. All the best, see you down the road. Artie

    Well Chris you did it...it is the mic I've looked for but never found until now.
    (Twin Tone CM in a stripped & polished Turner sharkfin shell)

    Thank you so much for all your time and effort with this project. You are a master craftsman/technician. If anyone ever asks me where to get a mic they will be directed to you. All the best, see you down the road. Artie

  • Jan Bidwell
    Jan Bidwell New Jersey
    Chris Richards is one of the most honest, patient, and intelligent men I know. He went on the road with me and my son (Jay Gaunt) when Jay was playing (from age 14 through age 16). He always got Jay's sound right (Jay plays harmonica). He never missed a deadline, a gig, or anything else. He was just the best in every way. Well, I trusted him with my son. That says it all.

    Chris Richards is one of the most honest, patient, and intelligent men I know. He went on the road with me and my son (Jay Gaunt) when Jay was playing (from age 14 through age 16). He always got Jay's sound right (Jay plays harmonica). He never missed a deadline, a gig, or anything else. He was just the best in every way. Well, I trusted him with my son. That says it all.

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