Richmond, Clemmer to present CD release concert

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, the performance space, concert hall and community gathering place at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa, is proud to welcome back to Alamosa Richmond and Clemmer, aka Don Richmond and David Clemmer, for a CD release concert debuting their new CD “Holy Roller and a Rolling Stone” Wednesday, June 13th at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and are available at the Green Spot in Alamosa or online at

As always, wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks will be available.

Don Richmond and David Clemmer are two friends who first began to collaborate and interact more than 30 years ago when Clemmer took a few guitar lessons from Richmond and then began playing in local Valley bands. David’s path took a different turn, however, when, as a student at Adams State College, he became fascinated with chemistry and physics and went on to become one of the world’s leading authorities on the behavior of large protein molecules.

But David could never quite shake the music and longed to go back and complete the circle and reconnect with Don and with making music. So several years ago he came back to the Valley to record some of his compositions with Richmond at his Howlin’ Dog Recording studio outside of Alamosa. Don and David reconnected in a big way and entered into an ongoing collaboration of writing, recording, and occasional performances. They released their first CD as a duo, titled “Promised Land,” in 2014. Promised Land features many songs expressing their mutual love for the San Luis Valley, which still means home to both of them, even though Clemmer resides in Bloomington, Indiana, where he is a distinguished professor at Indiana University.

Their new CD, titled “Holy Roller and Rolling Stone,” further explores the wonders and dichotomies of life and love and all the twists and turns along the journey. The CD features all original songs written by David and Don, except for one cover tune from the recently deceased Bill Morrisey.

Caption: David Clemmer and Don Richmond will host a CD release concert at Society Hall on June 13./Courtesy photo

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