The Refreshing Sound
"Richard & Mary"
"Richard" Byford & "Mary" Avery
Their unique vocal blend & fast wit are the perfect combination
for a very entertaining evening

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Our New cd is finally available

A new cd of original songs and spoken word presentations
 "Keeping the Dream Alive"
To preview one of the tracks
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Of course, throughout recorded history, evidence of so-called “message” songs has been passed down to us. In recent centuries, roving balladeers have chided their kings; slaves have bemoaned their masters; and the families of fallen heroes have cried out against war. Mary Avery and Richard Byford, known as Richard & Mary, are a long-lived duo with deep roots in this honored tradition. Richard and Mary might just be your ticket back to those times in your life when you knew you could change the world.
Lucinda Sue Crosby for the Desert Entertainer

"Your song tribute to Malala is stunning. You're pretty amazing you know."
Justin Blake, Director
Malala Will Rise Again
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Richard & Mary's New CD has a Folksy Flair and a Message - 
Do yourself a favor and buy or download a copy of this new album and go back to the roots of our musical heritage -
Jim Fordyce, News Director,

“Keeping The Dream Alive” is a very fitting title for the new CD 
The collection of 8 new original songs and 3 spoken word presentations set to music can best be described as “refreshing!”

Craig Michaels, Music Columnist for the Coachella Valley Weekly