Rich Brotherton grew up playing music in Augusta, Georgia. After college in Colorado, he spent summers in Doolin, County Clare, soaking up the traditional music of Ireland. He later moved to Austin and wound up touring for years with the Robert Earl Keen band. Now off the road, Rich is once again immersing himself in the vibrant Austin music scene, and running Ace Recording, a cozy, well-appointed recording studio.
He has produced, played and sung with too many musicians to number, including producing and recording his pal Chris Ryden's most recent project, In the Distant. In addition to his studio, Rich is currently a member of both Ulla, a gathering of Irish and Irish-American singers and players who share great affection for music of Ireland and the British Isles, and the Purgatory Players, a conglomeration of Austin music veterans who gather every Sunday to raise money to fight food insecurity.
Rich will appear as a special guest in the Thursday night fundraiser, along with Brennen Leigh, Chris Ryden, and Stephen Harris.