Zachary Richard, multi-instrumentalist, singer and writer, had a minor stroke this past week.  Reports are that he is recovering quite rapidly.  The stroke affected the left side of his body, but he was able to play guitar in less than a week.  He will be postponing appearances but is expected to make a full He has had a long career, with at least nineteen recordings to his name.  His musical style has changed over the years, beginning with rock and roll-styled Cajun music, then becoming somewhat more traditional, and moving into reflective, personal music.   Richard is 60 year old.  Our best wishes for a speedy recovery.