Art of the Song

Singer, Songwriter Don Richmond

Don RichmondDon Richmond is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumental performer, having played professionally for over 45 years. Don has released six albums as well as several collaborative projects and owns Howlin' Dog Recording.

His instrumental compositions were featured in the public television documentary Roy Bedichek's Vanishing Frontier. Don has also been Artist in Residence and Aesthetic Institute Instructor with the Colorado Council on the Arts and has written a book on the psychology of creativity and performance, Getting Your Music Past the Fear. Learn more at

In this series, Don explores the psychology of creativity through metaphors, allowing space, introspection, and expression.

The Creative Mirror

Using the metaphor of a mirror to understand our innate disposition towards creative expression.

Space and Stillness

Allowing space for bubbles of creative inspiration to materialize.

Music Began as Expression

You don't need to know all the rules on how to play an instrument to experiment with it and see what sounds it makes.

Expression and Introspection: Having a Binocular Vision

It's very helpful to be able to fearlessly take in the feedback and see what it has to offer you.