Jonn Del Toro Richardson is a blues guitarist from Houston TX representing the strong defining sound of the Texas Blues. Inspired by his uncles he picked up the guitar in his early twenties and immediately started playing in the music scene around Houston. From starting his own bands to having the honor to play with many of the blues greats in Houston early in his career, Richardson discovered his passion in blues music.
One of early his bands consisted of Richardson playing with his musically talented uncles. Showing his gratitude for his mother’s heritage and his uncles inspiration he legal changed his name Jonn “Del Toro” Richardson … taking on his mother’s family name from which he proudly inherited his musical talent and giving him the name we know him as now, Jonn Del Toro Richardson, The Texas Bull
Richardson’s partnership with Diunna Greenleaf and his role in the Blue Mercy Blues Band and the support of the Blue Shoe Project in Dallas TX lead them to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN in 2005. In Memphis Diuna Greenleaf and Blue Mercy took the first place over 120 competing bands on Beale Street giving them recognition nationally and internationally playing amongst the greatest in the blues scene. That same competition Richardson was honored with the Albert King Award, the most promising blue guitarist of the competition.