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Richard March Premieres His Soothing New Album ‘Let The Winter Come’

Singer-songwriter Richard March premieres his comforting, rejuvenated new full-length album ‘Let The Winter Come.’



Richard March in 2023, photo by Kent Lacin

With his latest record, Let The Winter coming on August 25th, Richard March is rededicating himself to his art, to his music, and to himself. The California-based artist was feeling quite good about the work he was doing, then, suddenly, the pandemic lockdown arrived, and that ambitious album he was recording was put on the shelf.

This was particularly difficult for March, as he was very optimistic about the music he had been working on. It required some pivoting and hard work on his part, but March has reemerged again. He’s feeling rejuvenated regarding his craft, and that passion is visible through these ten new tracks.

Discussing the album, March comments:

“Winter is my favourite season. It’s a season of rest, and reflection. This album is a collection of reflections on relationships. My relationship with myself. My relationships with friends and intimate partners. My relationship to the world I live in. Our beautiful, threatened environment, and the American culture I’m a product of, both its bright reflections of awakening tolerance and justice, and the dark infections of orchestrated ignorance and informed greed.”

There are plenty of powerful moments throughout Let The Winter Come. The title speaks to March’s love of winter, a time when he feels most connected to his home life. It’s when it’s cold out that he feels at his most creative when there are fewer distractions. Very much a singer-songwriter kind of record; the songs feel timeless and very personal. It’s a roots-based album that may remind you of Tom Petty, Paul Simon, and Jackson Browne.

Thematically, the songs cover March’s views on society, his aspirations, compassion, and his love of his Bay Area hometown. He’s a storyteller at heart, with lots of stories to tell, like spending time internationally in the Peace Corps. As an educational volunteer, he spent 27 months helping in Ethiopia. Sadly, March also lost his son Gabriel to a rare genetic disease before his first birthday. This helped lead to a divorce and, unsurprisingly, lots of pain. But he had the will to carry on and has produced a record that is both heavy and real, but also musically liberated, keeping aligned with his California, country-soul roots.

Let The Winter Come Track Listing:

1. Leavin’
2. Don’t Know The Half
3. Gospel Story
4. Abraham
5. Drama King
6. Let The Winter Come
7. Happy New Year
8. Solid Ground
9. Baby You Were Right Master
10. When You Come Around

Richard March ‘Let The Winter Come’ album artwork

Richard March ‘Let The Winter Come’ album artwork

Tour Dates:

08/23 – Folsom, CA – J. Wild’s Burgers & BBQ
08/25 – Sacramento, CA – The Side Door @ the Fifth String
08/26 – Roseville, CA – Brickyard 916
09/14 – Sacramento, CA – Dad’s Kitchen – Sacramento
09/15 – Sacramento, CA – Torch Club
09/29 – Sacramento, CA – Fraternal Order Of Eagles Aerie 9
09/30 – Clarksburg, CA – Julietta Winery
10/05 – Auburn, CA – Local Cafe
10/06 – San Francisco, CA – Italian American Social Club
10/19 – Sacramento, CA – SacYard Community Taphouse
11/03 – San Francisco, CA – Gentilly
11/09 – Elk Grove, CA – Dust Bowl Brewing – Old Town Tap House
11/19 – Camino, CA – HWY 50 Brewery
12/07 – Sacramento, CA – Dad’s Kitchen
12/07 – Elk Grove, CA, US – Dust Bowl Brewing – Old Town Tap House
12/17 – Sacramento, CA, US – SacYard Community Taphouse
02/01 – Sacramento, CA – Dad’s Kitchen