These days he mostly performs solo, and sometimes with his wife Robyn Kenealy (who sings and plays banjo). Quoted as being influenced by "Palace (Will Oldham/Bonny Prince Billy), Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Songs Ohia (Magnolia Electric), Appendix Out, Jaime Mellor, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and a whole lot of other stuff that sounds nothing like country-blues" he sounds a little like these people (sometimes) and also nothing at all like them. In 2000 he self-issued a series of early recordings as Songs for Ducks, The Rabbit N' Me and Pig Tailes. In 2002 and 2003 he released the storybook albums "The Lord's Work" (no, he is not Christian) and "The Ballads of Morgan Brown". Postmoderncore Records released the live recording Wireless and in 2007 the album Dick Whyte and his Golden Guitar finally came out with brand new tracks from 2002-2006 (with special guests Dean Brown and Robyn Kenealy and a four-track!). To listen to more new tracks and find out more about Dick Whyte (the artist, philosopher, film-maker and academic) go to: http://www.myspace.com/dickwhyteandhisgoldenguitar He also curates an online art-collection WAYFARER GALLERY with his wife Robyn Kenealy: http://www.wayfarergallery.net and edits the philosophy website SOLAR METAPHYSICS: http://www.wayfarergallery.net/solar/solar_0.html "Richard Whyte comes from New-Zealand, as does the excellent label Postmoderncore (which is one of the first labels in the world to have adopted the licence of free diffusion).
He is a songwriter of very first order, who plays songs on a wobbly guitar, and who gives us sincere voice, expression and heart. I spent all this unsleeping white night listening to the songs, off his cdr "wireless", recorded live on the radio. Let's go again for a track which excites my brain and tears the hairs off my beard: 'When you Decide'." (Dana, Songs to the Sirens) "Check this guy out, you'll totally dig him I think: Richard Whyte, he's a folk singer. He's on an NZ label but I dunno if that means he's a kiwi! Plus his songs are Creative Commons so you can download guilt-free :)" (Anonymous Blog) Read more on Last.fm.
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