At the age of 13, Richard saw The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. Soon thereafter he went out and bought a guitar. Self taught, he soon joined a band and played gigs all around Texas during his high school years. Over the years he has preserved his interest in the rock music of the 60s and 70s, and played with a number of different bands. In 2004 he recorded an album of original material (Dr. Zoom's Lone Star Good Time Band) with his son Tom, and that cd is available at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/fougerousse as well as iTunes and numerous other online sources.
Richard also is the lead guitar player for Revolving Door and House Special.