Nevada Writers Hall of Fame
November 7, 2016

Willy’s getting inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame! Exciting news for a man who loves all things Nevada.  Here’s the info—–The 29th annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame event honors Nevada’s finest authors. This year’s ceremony will take place Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in the Milt Glick Ballroom on the fourth floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union at the University of Nevada, Reno. This year, the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame will welcome Gailmaire Pahmeier, Reno’s first poet laureate, and Willy Vlautin, song writer and author of four highly-recognized novels.

Richmond Fontaine’s Last European Tour!
October 4, 2016


Willy’s band Richmond Fontaine is getting ready for their last big European tour. The guys will be out promoting their latest record YOU CAN’T GO BACK…. and will be traveling with first edition books as well as just pressed up vinyl versions of The Fitzgerald and Thirteen Cities. Hope to see you at the shows!

Richmond Fontaine 2016 Release
February 4, 2016

RF hi-res cover
Richmond Fontaine is pleased to announce the release of You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To in March 2016. Recorded and produced in Portland, Oregon by long time collaborator and producer John Morgan Askew, You Can’t Go Back… is Richmond Fontaine’s tenth full-length record and their first to be recorded at the heralded Flora Recording and Playback. The record features the stalwart line-up of Willy Vlautin on vocals and guitar, Sean Oldham on drums, Dan Eccles on guitar, and Paul Brainard on pedal steel. Freddy Trujillo joins on bass for his first recording with RF, and good friend Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists, Black Prairie) plays keyboards. Official release dates are March 18, 2016 on Fluff and Gravy Records (North America) and Décor Records (Europe).