Richard Putnam started what is now Big Feat Productions in 1971. Since that time he has been involved in countless music projects as a musician, arranger, and producer. He is comfortable with all musical styles.
In 2003, he was nominated for an Emmy for his soundtrack on the Ruth and Billy Graham documentary, "What Grace Provides."
His credits as a session musician include: The Dove Brothers, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Blind Boys of Mississippi, The Melody Masters, Naomi And The Segos, Danny Funderburk, Amy Lambert, Bob and Jeanne Johnson, The Small Family, 3 For 1, Cross Reference, Keith Plott, Bekki Smith, The Tarheel State Quartet, The Pine Ridge Boys, The Songsters, James Rogers, The Harvestors, The Comptons, Erin Carter, The Heartland Boys, Carl Cartee, Steven Furtick, Debbie Helton, Aver Harreld, and Joni Tabor.
Other session credits are: Lou Christie, Southern Culture On The Skids, James Brown, Maurice Williams, Lisa Leuschner, Vaughan Penn, Rick Bowles, Jennifer Prince, Coast Line Band, Alan Barrington, Marti Jones, Don Dixon, Jim Wann, Cast Iron Filter, Lou Ford, Camille Caudle, Carrie Newcomer, The Moody Brothers, Paul Cullen, and Holly Hendricks.
He also writes music for TV and Radio. His clients have included Minnow Media, UNC Public TV, Amoco, GTE, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NC, Carolina Healthcare Systems, Presbyterian Hospital, Bunker Hill, Belk, Bojangles, Pepsi, Kraft, Carolina Telephone, NAPA, Harris Teeter, Cuddy Farms, Duke Energy, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Outlet Market Place, and many more.
He has appeared as a musician and band leader on the Inspirational Network’s Cheyenne Country Cable TV show backing up and opening for such artists as Charlie Daniels, Steve Gatlin, Travis Tritt, Brian White, Martina McBride, and Paul Overstreet among others.
His original songs have been recorded by artists such as Dan Seals, Rick Bowles, and The Moody Brothers. One original song, “The Dragon Suite”, was used for background music on the daytime drama, General Hospital. Another original song, Too Good To Turn Back Now, reached the Billboard charts in 1981.