||Richie Monroe has been writing songs,
singing and playing guitar -- and dreaming of recording an album --
for decades. Through the indulgence of his loving wife and the support
of his friends, his first music CD was released in January 2004. His
stylistic influences include 1960's psychedelic rock, medieval ballads,
Celtic embellishments, story-telling greats such as David Wilcox,
the perverse humor of Tom Lehrer, and the harmonies of the Eagles
and Wilson Phillips.
||Maureen Fleming sang years ago with
Richie in California and is a featured vocalist on Richie's first
CD. An accomplished performer and songwriter based in San Diego, Mo
put out her own first CD in 2000 -- you can find out more about her
and her music at: www.myspace.com/mofleming
and you can purchase her CD through us, or at: CDBaby
||Carolyn (Pfeffer) Johnston used to sing
with Richie at the Johnson City Coffee House in NY. He located her
in Colorado, and she has contributed her rich vocal harmony to his
||Susan Kell is Richie's wife. She gets
to play CFO, Executive Producer, bookkeeper, web page designer, CD
layout designer and shipping clerk. On "Reunion", she plays her Celtic lap harp
on one song, and sings harmony on another.
||Thomas Moore is the talented cartoonist who drew the "bard" we use for our logos.
||Bill Van Pelt is a versatile musician
who can play almost any instrument. He and his fretless bass guitar
have laid down a rock-solid foundation on a number of tracks on "Reunion".
||Jeff Webb is a professional artist and
teacher of art and art history, as well as a superb drummer who plays
everything from trap set to doumbek, djembe, and persian zarb. Check
artwork and Jeff's
drumming, and look forward to hearing his percussion on most of
the tracks on "Reunion". Also, it is Jeff's original oil painting which was used for the "Reunion" cover.
||Audrey White has taught and conducted
the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of the
strings faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music. Her skill
with the viola and the violin have embellished three pieces on Bard
Wire's first project. Audrey's impressive bio can be found at her
||Christopher Woitach is an exceptional
guitarist, and Richie is delighted to have re-connected with him.
He performs and teaches guitar in Oregon. He has also played with
the band "Tuin". Christopher has recorded a superb jazz
CD with Larry Holloway on stand-up bass -- it's available at
Several other CD's featuring Christopher are available at: CDBaby