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Richard Millsap

The Band of Heathens
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Born and raised in Ft. Worth, TX, Richard Millsap grew up in the musical home of his father, Dave Millsap, who was a touring guitarist for the likes of Chuck Berry and Delbert McClinton.

After some time in the Jazz Studies program at the University of North Texas, studying under Ed Soph, Richard moved to Los Angeles. While in LA, Richard was involved in session work and various projects with award-winning producers, including Justin Gray (Joss Stone) and Snuffy Walden, while also performing live around the city.

In 2012, Richard moved to Austin, TX to join Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, Delaney & Bonnie) and his band for a local residency as well as a tour to headline the Indigo & Blues Festival in Bangalore, India.

Shortly thereafter, Richard joined already established Austin favorites, The Band of Heathens, touring nationally and internationally, and playing festivals such as Austin City Limits, Strawberry Music Festival, and Wakarusa. Richard is featured on their latest studio album, Sunday Morning Record, which reached #2 on the Americana Radio Chart and stayed in the top 10 for 3 months. When not on the road with the Heathens, Richard continues to do session work and play gigs around Austin and Los Angeles.

Richard's additional performance credits include Delbert McClinton, Spooner Oldham, Donnie Fritts, Bruce Channel, Ray Sharpe, Richard Marx, Gary Nicholson, Raul Malo, Tommy Castro, Mike Zito, Bekka Bramlett, Glen Clark, Lukas Nelson, Lee Roy Parnell, Red Young, Teresa James, Marcia Ball, Ray Benson and many others.