Richie Tipton

Whether you're familiar with Richie Tipton's solo work, Richie Tipton and The First Kings, Praying For Rain, NC Rail, or Billy the Six, you'll find information, photos, and sounds from his three decades in music right here.

This website is the digital hub for all things Richie Tipton. Not only will you find ghosts from the past, but you'll also be the first to hear new tracks and find out where he'll be playing next.

For the most up-to-date information, visit the blog section of the site. On the blog you will find posts for new tracks from his latest project Stream Engine, old tracks, photos, stories of his career as a musician and journalist, and updates on what's next.

Curious about Tipton's other endeavors? Visit The Farmer and The Writer pages, to read about his breeding of Kunekunes at Verde Farm or his adventures as a journalist in rural West Virginia.

Looking to buy Richie Tipton's music? Check out CD Baby where you can purchase Basin in the Rock and Richie Tipton and The First Kings. Basin in the Rock is also available for purchase on iTunes.

Tipton's music is like a sun shining its light onto the truth of the human experience. It's organic, raw, and yet sweet when you dig into it, much like the vegetables at the local farmer's market. So take a look around, fix yourself a plate of fresh sounds, and feed your soul one spoonful at a time.

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There wasn’t a moment in Richie Tipton’s life when he wasn’t on the path toward being a musician. Some of his earliest memories are of listening to the legends of country and rock music played on the radio stations of Weaverville, North Carolina.

While Richie Tipton has always felt at home standing on stage underneath the lights, performing his songs for the crowd, his true spiritual home is Verde Farm.

From "NC Rail", to "Rattlesnakes", to "Richie Tipton and the First Kings", to my solo efforts, you can enjoy/purchase/download my music. Take a listen and feel free to let me know what you think. Check it out!