Widely revered as the godfather of the Valley’s reggae scene, Richardson’s musical interests also include touches of folk, blues and various world rhythms. To Tempe folk, Walt Richardson is a kind of neighborhood good-vibe merchant who, for the better part of two decades, has fronted the much-adored Walt Richardson and Morning Star, a sundry-styled blend of happy-faced vets playing with aplomb a “world pop” that has added much color to a somewhat milky Tempe music scene. “I find my mission the same way I find music,” confides Richardson “It would vibrate. That’s what I try to tell the kids to do. Stick to the things that give you that vibration. You can reach him at 602-769-2418, or online at www.waltrichardsonmusic.com.