It’s more than rare when players innovate. That moment of discovery and dissemination frequently ends up pigeonholing an act or a player for decades – and while that might be to a few folk’s advantage, it’s usually considered stilting, to say the least. Having that figured, folks that engender a specific genre shift are rarely again granted the prospect of regaining some sort of renown later on in their career’s. For whatever reason, Slim Richey
has been given a few chances. There’s no disagreement about the fact that Richey had a hand in the ‘new grass’ thing that began taking over the traditional genre during the ‘60s and ‘70s, but by and large, his name is not one of those mentioned in the same breath as Sam Bush or Tony Rice.