OCN’s Zack Richard wins Star Search Competition Featured

Published on Wednesday, 20 July 2022 12:31

Another great musician has come out of his shell and earning recognition on the stage as an artist. Opaskwayak Cree Nation’s (OCN) Zack Richards recently won the 2022 GX94 Star Search Competition in Yorkton, SK.
Ever since he can remember, Richards has always loved music, but it wasn’t until he was an adult that he worked up the courage to sing publicly.
“I’ve been singing publicly for ten years now, but honestly I’ve been singing all my life,” said Richards. “I have this really early memory of being in a car seat and my dad playing guitar to me. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved music.
“I never went public with my singing until I turned 18. As a teenager, I started coming out of my shell and sang in front of my siblings. I picked up a guitar when I was 21 years old, and taught myself how to play it. I was looking at basic cords on Google Images and started off with three chords. From there I developed more musical skills and learned how to play the guitar.”

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