Meet the Band
Dave Richardson brings his fine banjo picking and vocals to Orchard Creek. Dave was born in Jefferson County in Appalachian Ohio and attended high school in Wheeling, WV where he once appeared at the Capital Music Hall. Dave recorded his first record album at Ripon College in Wisconsin with the folk group The Other Half. He then moved to Hawaii where he was a part of the nightly Don Ho Show for five years. Dave also appeared daily on ABC television's The Don Ho Show. He has recorded/performed with Jerry Byrd, Glen Campbell, Jimmy Martin, Chris Hillamn, Dennis Caplinger, Kenny Rogers, and Mel Tillis. Dave now lives in Longmont, Colorado where he continues to write original music, operates his audio video conservancy Compact Recording Systems, and plays with Orchard Creek.
Keith Murdock plays resophonic guitar (aka Dobro), and also writes music and sings lead and harmony vocals. Keith started playing guitar in the early 60's learning Ventures and Dick Dale surf tunes. Since then, his musical journey has included a degree in music from CU Denver, and stints with the Country Music Association (CMA) in Nashville and Barry Fey's Feyline Concerts in Denver. Keith’s credentials include performing with New Wave bands in the late 70's/early 80's and opening for Talking Heads, Huey Lewis and Ramones. His later introduction to bluegrass was through his church, where he was asked to put together some guitar music for a service. Following some research, he fell in love with bluegrass gospel through the music of the Stanley Brothers, Louvin Brothers and Flatt & Scruggs. Keith is a collector and trader of vintage balloon-tire bicycles. He also sometimes travels to musical events in his 1956 Chevrolet station wagon.
Jan plays acoustic guitar, writes original tunes and sings lead and harmony vocals for Orchard Creek. Jan's bluegrass beginnings were at age 12 where, after seeing Bill Monroe perform at the Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Festival at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Colorado, she learned the guitar. Jan later studied classical guitar at the University of Denver where she won several instrumental awards. After many years working as a minister, she returned to bluegrass and co-founded Orchard Creek. She performs regularly around the area at special events, coffee shops and churches. Jan also teaches at Reunion Guitar Studio in Johnstown.
Kevin Slick plays mandolin and sings in the band as well as providing the group with original songs. He'll tell you that he became a musician the night he saw The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show when he was five years old. Kevin grew up listening to the sounds of AM pop music radio along with the bluegrass and country records his Dad played night and day. Growing up in Pennsylvania he eventually started working in radio and later played music full time, playing at diverse locations such as the well-known folk club Godfrey Daniels to the punk music haven CBGBs. Since moving to Colorado he's played with the bluegrass bands Steel Pennies and The Savage Hearts. His songs have been covered by various artists in different genres and have been included in songbooks like "Rise Again" from Hal Leonard Publishing.
Roz grew up in rural Lancaster, Pennsylvania and was introduced to bluegrass at Penn State where she learned upright bass in order to play at the bluegrass festivals in the area. Later at graduate school in Nashville, she lived close to the Station Inn so she could keep up with her bluegrass. Roz is now retired and living in Longmont, Colorado where, in addition to playing in Orchard Creek, she performs regularly at Front Range Brewery in Lafayette, Grossen Bart Brewery in Longmont as well as St. Aidan's and St. John's churches in Boulder.