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We’re excited to offer the 
‘cool blue halo’ 25th Anniversary Sets and Downloads, including concert DVD.

The deluxe 3-disc set includes the complete 2012 anniversary album produced by Matthew Billy, concert film, documentary, and LOTS of extras including photo gallery by Mick Rock. The legendary original 1987 album is also available, carefully re-mastered with 9 RARE bonus tracks and demos in deluxe packaging. Both are available digitally or physical now on DigSin, distributed  by JEM Records. 

Click to buy now: Amazon | iTunes

JEM Records Releases The Bongos’ Long-Lost “Phantom Train” album and “Drums Along The Hudson - Special Edition”;

Re-launches Richard’s “cool blue halo” 25th Anniversary Concert CD/DVD Sets

The Bongos’ legendary “lost” album Phantom Train, recorded in 1986 at Compass Point Studios, Bahamas, was recently released for the first time by JEM Records. I can’t begin to tell you how happy we are to finally be able to share this album with you! The album is now available at Amazon, iTunes, and all digital retailers. Also now available is the new, 27-track Special Edition of the Bongo’s debut album “Drums Along The Hudson” featuring Moby’s remake of “The Bulrushes.” Click here for details.

JEM also re-launched my “cool blue halo” 25th Anniversary solo albums on DigSin Records; both the remastered 1987 original and new 2012 recording produced by Matthew Billy. I’m very proud of the way they turned out and I’m delighted to share them with you now in a wider distribution. Please see info and purchase links below. Hope you enjoy these new releases!

Stay tuned for more live and recording activity in the months ahead. Visit Upcoming Shows for my solo performance schedule, as shows and surprise appearances are added all the time. Click here to follow The Bongos on Facebook.

As always, you can find me here, on Facebook, and Twitter.

It was a wonderful experience producing, in collaboration with my dear friend Alejandro Escovedo, the Official SXSW 2014 Tribute to Lou Reed at the Paramount Theatre in Austin in March, and a thrill to perform “All Tomorrow’s Parties” there, accompanied by the awesome band and Jonas Mekas’ beautiful film footage. I invite you to download the studio recording of the song, produced by Chris Seefried, now on iTunes.

All my best,


New on iTunes: 
COLLECTION 2: Before & Afterglow (Deluxe Edition) 
Featuring 22 rare, hard-to-find tracks including Richard’s Side of the legendary “Nuts & Bolts” album, his recent singles, & more.

Includes Richard’s top iTunes track of the summer
 “Space Boy (feat. Matthew Billy)”

Exclusively on RBM Special Editions/Billy Barone Productions
Click here to purchase.

Dear Friends,

Feeling more than a hint of fall in the air I thought I’d update this little note, and welcome you to my site. I’m excited about some cool projects brewing for fall/winter 2014/15 that I’ll be telling you more about. One of these is my new series “A Circle of Songs” at SubCulture New York, that launched in October. The second show will be on November 19th with Duncan Sheik, Allison Moorer, and Holly Near. Click for info. Please also click the Upcoming Shows link for other events. Of course, you are also invited to join me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where I post constantly.

This summer I had fun modeling t-shirts for one of my favorite actors, Warhol superstar “Little Joe” Dallesandro (see photo left), and one of my favorite musical artists Pal Shazar. Please check out their websites.

Coming soon is the release of the Tracy Stark Songbook album that I produced, including performances by the great Lesley Gore, Nona Hendryx, Jane Monheit, Karen Black, and many more amazing talents. I know you’ll dig it!

Till then, hope to see you at an upcoming show, or on the sidewalks of New York,



Photo by Linda Covello

Check out this cool article in the Village Voice, by Peter Gerstenzang.
Click here.