Richard Carr is a violinist, composer, and music educator who lives in Rosendale NY (85 miles north of New York City). He holds a doctorate in music education from Columbia University. He has recorded numerous albums under his own name and with artists such as Bill Laswell, Fred Frith, Bootsy Collins, Sly & Robbie, The Swans, Milt Hinton, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli Jr., Alan Dawson, Howard Alden, and Karl Berger. He has performed with James Williams, Kenny Davern, Doc Cheatham, Jay McShann, Jamal Nasser, Mike Nord, Georg Hofmann, Steve Gorn, Robert Dick, John McDermott, the Go:Organic Orchestra, and the American Festival of Microtonal Music. He has regularly toured the United States, Europe, Japan, and Mexico over the past 20 years. He is a former radio host on WDST in Woodstock NY. In the 1980’s he lived in Boston and played sectional violin with the Boston Philharmonic. He has climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and trekked in Nepal, Peru, New Zealand, Patagonia, France, Switzerland, Italy, The Rockies, The Sierra Nevada, and many other places.