Richmond Fontaine was an American four-piece rock and alt-country band based in Portland, Oregon. They were active between 1994-2016 and recorded eleven studio albums, four live albums and two EP’s. The band was formed in 1994 by guitarist / lead vocalist Willy Vlautin and bass player Dave Harding at the Portland Meadows horse race track. Known for Vlautin's incredibly rich and evocative lyrics, several of Richmond Fontaine's songs relate to horse racing specifically and gambling generally. This is largely an artifact of Vlautin's upbringing in Reno, Nevada, a place that is heavily referenced in his lyrics, along with Portland, the Read more on Last.fm.