Richard Gorden is set to play at the Historic Second Baptist Church Sunday, May 11 at 6 p.m.
Richard has been playing the harmonica at the nursing homes with O.R. Parks who plays the guitar, for 15 years. He and O.R. played at all four nursing homes and also played together at the Historic Second Baptist Church for a number of years.
In 2002 Richard decided he wanted to play something else and he made an autoharp and played that one as well as his harmonica until he made a new autoharp in 2012. O.R. passed away in 2012 and Richard and his wife, Marilyn, have been carrying on the tradition started by O.R. and Richard as far as entertaining the residents at the nursing homes and the people at the Historic Second Baptist Church on South 18th Street.