Ever the connoseur, Richard Varrasso has a thing for fine food. Whether he’s cooking or riskingh is taste buds at a fast food outlet he’ll let you know what it is and if it’s any good or not. But for him fine food is the reward hemost values. That is, except for his current efforts to impart to his adopted community of Copperopolis the benefit of what he has achievedover a lifetime. Step by step he brought his vision of establishing avenue for good music for his fellow Gold Country neighbors to life.
Having lived in the Bay Area town of Fremont for forever he ventured east to find a community that still appreciates in a big heart-felt way thelife-changing power of making music. Varrasso’s career was devoted to bringing great talent to the public stages, big and small. RonnieMontrose, Greg Kihn, and Eddie Money benefitted while on tour asVarrasso argued the details of sound quality and proper lighting with venue managers leaving no detail unchallenged down the line. Just so that audiences could fully enjoy what these entertainers brought to the stage.
Surrounded by talent of all dimensions Varrasso was there to promote who he saw as prime for greatness. He played kingmaker for Eddie Money among many othersthrough his work at Beserkley Rceords, Big 7 Records, and later hisown record label, D7 Sounds. Recently he proudly oversaw the CAMSawards in the Armory of Copperopolis where many musical talents gottheir chance to perform to a world-wide audience.
Varrasso learned from legend Bill Graham of Bill Graham Presents what an entertaining show is and how it should be done. And true to form Varrasso’s minestrone soup is a popular dish among friends and show-goers alike.
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