"My instruments are safe and stylish in these bags - made with the same care and passion that I give to my music."
Percussionist Richie Barshay, most noted for his work with the Herbie Hancock Quartet, has established himself as a prominent musical voice of his generation and is regarded as "a player to watch" by JazzTimes magazine. On tour and on recordings his eclectic resume so far includes Hancock, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, Lee Konitz, The Klezmatics, Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner, Natalie Merchant, David Krakauer, Fred Wesley, Claudia Acuna, and Pete Seeger, among others.
In 2004 he was named an American Musical Envoy by the U.S. State Department for outreach tours in Asia, South America, and Europe. Now based in New York City, Richie began playing Jazz and Afro-Carribean music during his youth and has expanded his focus to Indian rhythmic concepts and tabla, inspiring his 2007 recording debut Homework on Ayva Records. Homework introduces a major rhythm voice on the rise says Downbeat magazine, and The Guardian (UK) praises the arrival of a major innovator who also knows how to have fun.
All of us at Reunion Blues are proud to be associated with such an incredible talent as Richie Barshay.