Performance of Richard’s latest Bass with John Pennington and Peter May playing Conch.
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Richard Cooke is a Grammy award-winning musician who started Freenotes Harmony Park and created a family of instruments that give everyone a way to play beautiful music simply. These instruments have become permanent fixtures in parks all over the world. Richard spent several years sailing the ocean and doing coral reef research with the Biosphere Foundation. A former member of the city council of Moab, Utah, he now makes his home in Durango.

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