Richard Albin came to Kentucky to teach theater at Kentucky Southern College. The college went bankrupt the month he arrived making it necessary to find something more secure than teaching. He became a folk musician and storyteller and traveled all over America and overseas performing for college and community audiences. He has performed at a number of national folk festivals including the National Folk Festival in Washington, D.C., and The Philadelphia Folk Festival.
He has created and hosted music and storytelling festivals all over Kentucky and the southeastern states. As an artist-in-residence for the Kentucky Arts Council, he has worked with teachers in schools from Hickman on the Mississippi River to Hindman in eastern Kentucky.
He has expertise in helping communities create arts events and festivals. He has expertise as an arts consultant for teachers and administrators and as an artist-in-residence.