Bluegrass Unlimited has called Richard Greene "one of the giants of modern fiddling." The classically-trained Los Angeles native first attained prominence with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys in 1966 as one of Monroe's first "northern" band members. He went on to found the revolutionary folk-rock group Seatrain (pioneering the electric violin), and has since collaborated with some of the world's most talented musicians, including Clarence White (Muleskinner), Old And In The Way, The Blues Project, Emmylou Harris, Tony Rice, Loggins & Messina, Peter Rowan, Rod Stewart, Jerry Garcia, Bruce Springsteen and many others.
Richard is one of the undisputed inventors of "NewGrass" or "New Acoustic" instrumental music. He currently leads seminars on all aspects of fiddling and violin playing nationwide, teaching courses at the Mancini Institute, the RockyGrass Academy, the Festival of Fiddle Tunes, the Mark O'Connor Fiddle Camp and dozens of workshops throughout the year. In 1997 Richard received a Grammy and two IBMA year-end awards for his work on "True Life Blues," a Bill Monroe tribute for Sugar Hill Records. He has made three CDs to date with his bluegrass band The Grass Is Greener, a star attraction at bluegrass festivals all over the world.