Chronology of Logan

Music Arcade by Dennis Ellsworth

Logan Richard
Photo by Dennis Ellsworth

Logan Richard grew up in Stratford, Prince Edward Island. His musical story traces back to when he started messing around with a household guitar at the age of six. By the age of ten his interest had truly set in and he considered guitar playing to be a serious pursuit. He worked hard developing his skills and from a young age, he was turning heads.

He spent years in and out of a handful of local bands. Ripped Paper, Generator, and Elusive Kings helped shape his talent but eventually he set out on his own. 

In his early days, Richard would frequent the local Saturday Blues Jams and from those impromptu afternoon performances, a loyal fan club began forming around him.

Richard released his first single, “The Start,” in 2017 to much fanfare. That debut single was followed by a three song EP called The Split, which included “The Start” and two more tracks.

After a further selection of singles, he released his self-titled debut album in 2021. The album was recorded and co-produced with Adam Gallant at The Hill Sound Studios. Another release called Live at The Trailside appeared in 2022. His latest release is a collaborative single with Moira & Claire called “Unrequited Love Blues.”

Prior to the release of his debut album, Richard signed a publishing deal with Toronto based company, CYMBA Music Publishing. In 2023, CYMBA successfully placed his songs in seven different television shows and as a result, Logan is in fine company as a nominee for Sync Artist or Songwriter of the Year at this year’s Canadian Sync Awards.

There is an upcoming studio album, called Character Traits that is expected to find its way out in March 2025. To give fans a taste, a few singles are scheduled to start coming out in September of this year. Character Traits was recorded in New Brunswick throughout 2023 and early 2024 and it was co-produced by David Myles and Joshua Van Tassel.

Despite Logan’s blossoming song writing and solo careers, he spends a good portion of his time playing a sideman/band member role. He is in local songwriter Benny Von’s live band, he plays guitar in the party band The Love Junkies, he has played bass with Justyn Thyme, he formed a three-piece blues group called Cherry Gang with his pals Josh Langille and Sam Langille, and most recently, he has been asked to be a member of David Myles’ live band. 

This summer, he’ll be heading to Paris to perform at the Olympics with Myles. If that list wasn’t impressive enough, Richard has been asked to play guitar in Bahamas for a few West Coast Canadian shows later in the year. 

Speaking of Bahamas, Logan has also been invited to warm up the audiences on the East Coast Canadian Bahamas shows in October 2024.

If you’re looking for a chance to catch him in action sooner than later, he is scheduled to perform in Charlottetown on July 25 at Trailside Music Hall.