Richard Stuverud was born in Seattle Wa. and began playing drums at very early age.
As the punk rock movement was underway in the northwest, Richard found himself playing in various bands, one of which was The Fastbacks. A great initiation with all things rock n roll...(like under age partying while opening up for The Ramones!).
In 1990, he signed his first record deal with Columbia recording artists War Babies.
While the mid 90's unfolded, Richard went on to play with Jeff Ament to form the group Three Fish, which released 2 records on Sony's Epic label in 1996 and 1999.
Staying in demand with session work and touring opportunities while working with various producers and songwriters, Richard has toured with artists Gary Allen in support of Rascal Flatts, (with an unknown taylor swift sharing the bill), as well as U.K. artists Paul Newsome and Proud Mary in support of the Police at the Isle of Wight festival.
Richard toured with N.Y.C. band White Light Motorcade in support of the Yeah, Yeah,Yeahs at the Redding Festival, and in support of The Donna's across Europe in 2004.
Richard has performed on NBC's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon with Tres Mts, which includes members of Pearl Jam and King's X. He also performed with another current band, RNDM on Jimmy Fallon as well as The Conan O'Brian Show, which includes artist extraordinaire Joseph Arthur.
Richard has an extensive recording discography and is featured on Pearl Jam's 2011 box set Vitology for the track "Nothing Man".
He currently teaches drums to aspiring young drummers, from K to 5th grade with his Little Rhythms Workshop.
Richard rock's Ludwig drums and smashes Zildjian cymbals.