Richard Stuverud (born Sept. 26, 1964) is an American drummer from Seattle, Washington. Known for playing in several bands in the Seattle scene, his first, in the early 80s, was the punk rock band The Fastbacks. Through the mid-90s, Stuverud played in the bands Three Fish and Tres Mts., both side projects of Pearl Jam bassist, Jeff Ament. Three Fish released the albums Three Fish (1996) and The Quiet Table (1999), through Epic Records. The album Tres Mts. (Three Mountains), with Doug Pinnick of King's X and guest guitarist Mike McCready, was released in 2011.
In 2012, he worked again with Jeff Ament, this time with NYC singer-songwriter, Joseph Arthur, to form the band, RNDM. They released their debut album, Acts (2012) and followed up with Ghost Riding (2016).
Stuverud was member of the Seattle band War Babies, and also played in Suicide Squad, the side project of the Brad Sinsel of TKO. He played for a short time in the power metal band, Fifth Angel and appears in the 1989 video for the song, "Time Will Tell." He played in several other bands in Seattle, including the cover band, Luv. Co (with Mother Love Bone and War Babies members), and Blind Horse, which featured Bruce Fairweather, ex-guitarist of Mother Love Bone and bass player in Love Battery. He later joined the Portland band, Pilot, and released the album, Stranger's Waltz, in 1998.
Since leaving Seattle, Stuverud has recorded and toured internationally with South-African artist, Robbi Robb in Tribe After Tribe, Nash Kato of Urge Overkill, U.K. artists, Paul Newsome and Proud Mary, and the NYC band, White Light Motorcade. His versatility on drums landed him national tours with Chicago Blues man, Barkin' Bill Smith as well as Nashville's Gary Allan. Stuverud also contributed to the Tribe After Tribe albums, M.O.A.B. (2007) and Pearls Before Swine (1997). Pearl Jam's 2011 box set, Vitalogy, includes the previously-unreleased demo version of "Nothingman" with Stuverud on drums.
He lives in Oakland, California.
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