Get to know violinist Richmond Punch

How long have you been doing what you’re doing and how did you get started in the first place?

I am been in entertainment for about 20 years. It was Dallas Public Schools that changed my life giving me a violin. The Dallas Symphony’s Young Strings trained me.

Who were the first influences on your music and style?

High School was where owned my first cds. I remember it like yesterday: Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington and Branford Marsalis with his Bloomington Trio.

In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and why?

Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jean Luc Ponty, Beyonce. Because they are really not all one singular genre. That’s the key to their success.

What aspect of the music making process excites you most, and what aspect discourages you the most?

I think like a songwriter and hope to write many songs for vocalists as well as scoring for film. This is most exciting. Discouraging, not at all

In your experience thus far, what is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed? And one you didn’t follow, but now know for sure that you should have?

Keep life organized the best you can. A plan is the first step but a schedule is even better. I have the plan down but my wife schedules it lol.

Which ingredient do you think is most essential in making your sound and style the way it is?

I listen to tons of vocalists and instrumentalists. Sound wise I play a 5 String Yamaha Violin and love Boss effects. I really feel I have found my sound although there is always room to evolve.

What single are you currently pushing and what will you be dropping next?

3 new singles from my upcoming EP “Back that Violin Up” Taste, Mother’s Love and Back That Violin Up.


What can fans expect from you in the future and where can they stay up to date on your movement?

Fans should join my group page Flavors of America on Facebook. Also add @ViolinRichmond. My website and products can be found at