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This powerhouse of a performer brings his 6 and 12-string guitars to a new level with standard and open tunings, faultless technique, and a balance of hard driving percussion with the delicate touch of the classical as he mesmerizes listeners with his wide reaching ability to command many genres -- from classical to blues, folk and traditional, to his very own style developed over 40 years of playing.
At turns mesmerizing, playful, humorous and wistful, Gilewitz is a master of moods when he speaks to audiences through his guitar. He's always at the service of his inner voice, which has a sneaky way of connecting directly to the listener's heart. -- Creative Loafing Magazine, Tampa Bay FL
" I actually wanted to be a drummer. Five minutes after my folks heard that news, they bought me a guitar. I tried flat-picking, but the pick kept falling in the hole. At one point I thought about playing a harmonica, so I blew on that for about a month. Then a real harmonica player saw me in action and said, 'Did you know if you breathe in you get all the other notes? You could ride down the road and hold it out the car window and get what you're doing.' So I recovered and rediscovered fingerstyle guitar." Richard Gilewitz