Richard Strater 

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Bio - Richard Strater 


Richard Strater was born in West Palm Beach, FL but has lived the majority of his life in or near Columbia,SC. He loves to meet new people, make new friends, travel, & to play shows. He used to front a band called Lost in the Middle. Lost in the Middle was always a carousel of band members and after 3 years he finally decided to be a solo act. He has played his music in 20 different states in 57 cities, on 2 news stations, and on 10 radio stations. The shows range from as far south as Miami, FL to as far north as Boston, MA. Jacksonville, FL, Charleston, SC, Cleveland,OH, Boston, MA, & Atlantic City, NJ are a few of Richard's favorite cities to play in. He's met a lot of great people along the way that he very much intends to stay in contact with. Richard Strater hopes to be performing in a city near you in the near future.
Places Richard Has Performed:

New Mexico:
Corrales Bistro Brewery-Corrales,NM
The Underground-Santa Fe,NM

Red Brick Bar-Norman,OK

Gaslight Gardens-Lawrence,KS
Kirby's Beer Store-Wichita,KS

Cappuccino and Company-Scottsbluff,NE
Blue Moon Coffee-Hastings,NE

Deer Pile-Denver,CO

The Dawg Pound-Salt Lake City,UT

Boulder Dam Brewing Company-Boulder City,NV

The Rogue Bar-Scottsdale,AZ
Macy's Coffeehouse-Flagstaff,AZ

The Colony-Sacramento,CA
Last Stage West-Atascadero-CA
House Show-San Diego,CA

Opal Center-Cottage Grove,OR
Club 66-Ashland,OR

Red Room Lounge-Spokane,WA
Blue Moon-Seattle,WA

Driftwood Char Bar-Minneapolis,MN

Black Forge Coffee House-Pittsburgh,PA

Rhode Island:
Java Madness-Wakefield,RI

Radio Bean-Burlington,VT

Rock City Cafe-Rockland,ME

The Sports Page-Huntsville,AL
The Coffee Shoppe-Selma,AL
The Plughouse- Dothan,AL
Head on the Door-Montgomery,AL

The Neutral Ground-New Orleans, LA

Super Happy Fun Land-Houston,TX
Opening Bell Coffee-Dallas,TX
Iron Cactus-Austin,TX
Moonshine Shack-Denton,TX
Moses Roses-San Antonio,TX
Neon Parrot Lounge-Abilene,TX
Xcelente Smoothie & Coffe Haus- Lubbock,TX
The 806-Amarillo,TX
House Concert-Midland,TX
Sancho's-San Antonio,TX


Evangeline's-St. Louis,MO

The Bridge-Columbia,MO

Stone Spiral Coffee-St.Louis,MO

Blackthorn Pizza and Pub-Joplin,MO


Uncommon Ground(Devon)-Chicago,IL

Elbo Room-Chicago,IL


The Rockery-Wyandotte,MI

District of Columbia:

The Electric Maid-Washington,DC


The Circuit-Essex,MD


The Symposium-Lakewood,OH

Rake's End-Cincinnati,OH

Taffy's Music Mecca-Eaton,OH

Iggy's Bar-Lakewood,OH

Jeremiah's Coffee House-Marietta,OH

Stanley's Pub-Cincinnati,OH

Stone Tavern-Kent,OH

Buzzbin Art & Music Shop-Canton,OH

The Couch House-Cleveland,OH

West Virginia: 

The Main Street Cafe-Clarksburg,WV


McGann's Irish Pub-Boston, MA

The Marketplace Cafe-Pittsfield,MA

PA's Lounge-Somerville,MA

New York:

The Local 269-NYC, NY

Leftfield Bar-NYC, NY


Abilene Bar and Lounge-Rochester,NY

Bushwick Public House-Brooklyn,NY

New Jersey:

Le Grand Fromage-Atlantic City, NJ

Boneyard-Atlantic City,NJ

Volume Live Cafe-Turnersville,NJ


Kate's Irish Pub-Springfield, VA


Borjo Coffee-Norfolk,VA

Ashland Coffee & Tea-Ashland,VA


The Bard's Town-Louisville, KY

The Highland Taproom Grill-Louisville,KY


Longbranch Saloon-Knoxville, TN

The Birdhouse-Knoxville, TN

The East Room-Nashville,TN

Ten-Eleven Fest(Hosted by The Coup)-Clarksville,TN


The Acoustic Coffeehouse-Johnson City,TN

The Celtic Cup-Tullahoma,TN

TFG World Headquarters-Murfreesboro,TN

House Show-Lancing,TN

North Carolina:

The Rock Shop-Fayetteville, NC

Buster's Bar & Grill-Fayetteville, NC

Patchwerk Playhaus- Charlotte, NC

Dilworth Coffee-Concord, NC

The Ultimate Basement-Spindale, NC

The Town Pump Tavern-Black Mountain, NC

Zakk's Coffeehouse-Murfreesboro, NC

B Sharp Music-Spindale,NC

The Village Coffeehouse-Fayetteville,NC

The Architect-Raleigh,NC

Willie's Lunch Box-Southern Pines,NC

South Carolina:

The Handlebar-Greenville, SC

The House of Blues- North Myrtle Beach, SC

New Brookland Tavern-West Columbia, SC

The Sound Hole-Myrtle Beach, SC

Camden Bowl-Camden, SC

The Village Tavern-Charleston, SC

5 Points Pub-Columbia, SC

Conundrum Music Hall-West Columbia, SC

O'Shannon's- Bishopville, SC

Antioch Community Center-Camden, SC

Pizza Lane-Sumter, SC

Palmetto Coffee Shoppe-Camden, SC

The Oasis Bar & Grill-Charleston, SC

Rockafella's -Summerville, SC

The Gathering Spot-Greenville, SC

East Main Coffee-Ninety-Six, SC

Lucky's- Columbia, SC

The Red Door Tavern-West Columbia, SC

Kelly's Pub & Deli-Columbia, SC

Capri on Main-Gaffney, SC

Woody's Roadside Tavern-Myrtle Beach, SC

Foxfield Bar and Grill-Columbia,SC

Dano's Pizza-Columbia,SC

Smiley's Acoustic Cafe-Greenville,SC

Cory's Grilled Cheese-Charleston,SC

Pure Ultra Club-Myrtle Beach,SC

Oasis Music Festival-Hanahan,SC

Crema Coffee-Hartsville,SC

Mac's Lounge-Hartsville,SC

Tapp's Arts Center-Columbia,SC

Your Best Friend's House-Columbia,SC

Pizza Man-Columbia,SC

Moe Joe Coffee-Greenville,SC

Dog and Duck-Mount Pleasant,SC


The First Round-Augusta, GA

Joe's Underground-Augusta, GA

M.A.D. Studios- Augusta,GA

House Show-North Decatur,GA

Java Monkey-Decatur,GA

That Place Coffee-Martinez,GA


Sacred Grounds Coffee-Tampa, FL

Jack Rabbits-Jacksonville, FL

Brewster's Pit-Jacksonville, FL

Natura Coffee & Tea-Orlando, FL


West End Trading Co.-Sanford,FL

Kreepy Tiki-Ft.Lauderdale,FL

House Show-Jacksonville,FL

House Show-Yullee,FL

Uncle Lou's-Orlando,FL

House Show-Clearwater,FL

5 Points Superfest- Myrtle Beach,SC- October 2013
A Taste of Camden-The Town Green-Camden,SC-May 2013
The Carolina Zombie Walk-The House of Blues Myrtle Beach-N.Myrtle Beach,SC- April 2013
Jammin' in July-Historic Camden-Camden,SC-July 2013
The Myrtle Beach Zombie Walk-The House of Blues Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-April 2014
Foxfield Music Fest-Foxfield Bar and Grill-Columbia,SC-April 2014
The Rosewood Crawfish Festival-Columbia,SC-May 2014
Lovefest: A Benefit to The Ultimate Basement-The Ultimate Basement-Spindale,NC-May 2014
Ten-Eleven Fest-Clarksville,TN-May 2014
Rayderfest-Lancing,TN-May 2014
Oasis Music Festival-Hanahan,SC July 2015
Hartsville Shop Hop-November 2015

TV and Radio Performances:
Richard has performed on WACH FOX 57 in Columbia,SC on multiple occasions in addition to WBIR CBS 10 in Knoxville,TN. He has also performed on 90.5 WUSC Columbia,SC  live on multiple occasions, live on Grow Radio in Gainesville,FL,  live on WPRK 91.5 Orlando(Rollins College Radio),  and has had his music played on 93.5 WARQ Columbia,SC, 1380 The X! in St. Louis,MO, and on 94.3 The X in Knoxville,TN on multiple occasions.