We had the good fortune of connecting with Richard Wright and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Richard, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk taking has played a major role in my career. I like to take risks all the time creatively to find new things. That’s what keeps it fresh and exciting. Sometimes it’s weak as hell and I never want to hear it again but sometimes you catch lightning in a bottle and figure something out that you never thought of.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’d like the world to know that you can make it through almost anything after hearing my music. I’ve done a lot to get to where I am which is not crazy far at all but meaningful in the way of the relationships I’ve cultivated and the art I’ve provided. That’s what’s most important to me
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Oh I’m going Lacma, Zumba Beach, going to see a Teddy Ray Comedy, or Lemeirt Park show, and then eat at Bossanova or Versailles.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
For me the most important piece to my story would be my mom Caludell Wright. She was actually my preschool teacher who adopted me when I graduated which literally changed the entire course of my life. The other part is she introduced me to one of the most important books I’ve ever read. “Where The Sidewalk Ends” is a book of poems and illustrations by Shel Silverstein. That book was so weird and creative mixing funny and cool imagery, with underlying meaning that was really about something. I think that’s kinda my style.