A local musician will raise money at her CD release party to benefit a foundation created in honor of her late friend and music partner.
Conway musician Townsend Talbot met Terrance Richardson through social media while she was in college. She had played acoustic guitar at several sorority/fraternity functions and later got a message on social media from Richardson asking her to consider starting a band with him.
Talbot said the two hit it off right from the start and formed an alternative rock band. Over the next few years, the pair picked up steam, earning accolades such as Little Rock’s Band of the Month and opening for well-known acts such as Kris Allen and more.
In 2016, Richardson was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 40. Talbot said that when she got the call, it shook her to her core. She said she lost all interest in music. It brought back too many memories that were painful to endure at first, she said.
Eventually she found inspiration for music again through Richardson. One morning she woke up overcome with thoughts and emotions that she knew she needed to put to music.
She wrote “Show Me Home” about Richardson, who she said always kept her on track when they were bandmates. She said it was the thought of him giving her strength and guiding her that led her back “home” to playing music.
The CD release party will start at 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at Capital View Studio in Little Rock. A $10 cover charge will be taken at the door. Fellow Conway musicians Danny Harrington and Brad Byrd will perform before Talbot takes the stage.
Additionally, there will be a spokesman from Terrance Richardson Dream.Believe.Work Foundation, Inc., speaking on behalf of the group’s mission and helping to raise money for scholarships in Richardson’s honor.
The nonprofit organization said its main purpose was to celebrate and commemorate Richardson’s life and spirit. It derived its name from Richardson’s mantra — dream, believe, work.
For more information about the organization, visit www.trichfoundation.org.