Richard Walton is a 2016 inductee in the Maryland Entertainment Hall Of Fame. He works as a musician in a variety of situations. He has professionally performed for over twenty five years throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. As a solo entertainer, Richard has a catalogue of over 400 songs; performing with his gifted musical memory. He can make any situation special for any age group and occasion. He currently performs at house concerts/parties, private corporate functions, restaurants, pubs, churches, senior centers, weddings, funerals and other special occasion events.
Richard leads an award-winning instrumental multi-genre ensemble, Richard Walton Group; which can be heard frequently on Pandora Radio and lots of other digital radio stations. In 2016, the group received nominations: WAMMIE (Best Jazz CD) & Maryland Music Awards (Best Jazz Group). Richard also works regularly in the music duos Rich & Famous (w/ original Appaloosa bassist/vocalist Frank Frazier), Three’s A Crowd (w/ vocalist Vicki Scarinzi) & Rich & Infamous (w/ guitarist/vocalist Bryan Miller)
He began his musical journey as a musician in Mid-Atlantic cover bands, eventually graduating to a career as a songwriter, publisher, bandleader and recording artist. In 1988, he formed the publishing & recording company Notlaw Music (Walton spelled backwards). His songs have been used on various compilation CD’s and been heard on numerous radio & TV outlets . In 2016, Richard landed a publishing deal for a number of his songs with an established world class publisher. As of 2018, Richard has released 11 worldwide distributed CD’s and earned over 40 songwriting awards.