Richard Malouin is a singer/songwriter, actor, director and playwright born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario and now living in Markham (just outside of Toronto).
In the early to mid 80’s he was in a number of Punk bands in the Toronto to Niagara Falls areas. During this time Richard went to University where he studied Fine Arts and Philosophy and developed a love for acting.
In 2013 Richard got back into writing and playing music. His first CD, Bad Joe Rising is a collection of songs written over the past few years (2013 – 15). His music is original, rhythm driven, and based in the folk, rock and blues traditions. Largely influenced by artists such as Steve Earle, Bob Dylan, and Fred Eaglesmith, Richard’s music is accessible, thoughtful and energetic.