Up and coming artist performing tonight

Rita Richardson sets up her equipment before singing at the Tumbleweed Saloon in Blackfoot on Jan. 18, 2018.
By: 
JOE WILLIAMS
Staff Writer

An up and coming singer/songwriter, Rita RIchardson, will be performing at the Tumbleweed Saloon from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday.
"I'm going to be doing a bunch of covers tonight and then I'll mix in some original songs as well," she said. "I do a variety of country, pop and folk music. Everything from Elvis and Patsy Cline to Ed Sheeran and Adele."
There is no cover charge for the event.
Richardson is from Challis and recently started playing full time. She is working on her first album and hopes to have it out sometime this summer.
She does everything from booking her own gigs to setting up and taking down her equipment.
"It's a lot of work," Richardson said. "It takes about 45 minutes to set up and another 45 to take everything down. The real challenge for me is the scheduling.
For more information, you can check Rita out at on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RitaRichardsonMusic/