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Richard Flanders, a graduate of San Francisco State University and The American Musical & Dramatic Academy, appeared on Broadway in Shenandoah and in the first national company of Annie. His albums, Yondering and Ride Away, were each nominated Album of the Year by The Academy of Western Artists and The Western Music Association. He received a Stephen Vincent Benet Narrative Poetry Award from Poet Lore magazine, and he is a recipient of The Will Rogers Cowboy Award from The Academy of Western Artists. His first book, UNDER THE GREAT ELM - A Life of Luck & Wonder, received 5 STARS from Readers Favorite and was a FINALIST in the 2021 American Writing Awards.  He and his wife, Anne, live on the Connecticut shoreline, where they perform music together from the Great American Songbook.