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Richard Gilewitz

US Inverness, FL Instrumental / Acoustic, blues, classica...


Sounds Like: John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, David Walbert, John Williams - guitar

Label: GillaZilla Records

Bio: 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 ... See Full Bio

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"His complex, energetic originals have made Gilewitz popular on the festival and club circuits as a solo performer."
—  Rusty Russell, Guitar Player Magazine
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Twitter_icon_for_status: Richard Gilewitz has a show on 09/02/2014 at 05:30 PM @ Backbeat Bar in Auckland, NEWTO, NZ http://t.co/8OEYuE59Ab #concert

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  • Thu

    Sep 4

    Christchurch, CANTE, NZ | 8:30pm
    Alice Cinematheque
    Christchurch, CANTE, NZ
    Thu Sep 04 8:30pm


    Richard opens this South Island screening with a live performance of Fahey tunes and a short talk about the Fahey influence on his career and the path of others. In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey is a biographical documentary that visually evokes the vision of a great artist. It employs beautifully textured, non-linear, cinematic and thoroughly entertaining means that launch a wide audience into the universe constructed and inhabited by John Fahey. The film relies first and foremost on the music of John Fahey. With the active support and cooperation of both The John Fahey Trust and Dean Blackwood of Revenant Records, the second of Fahey’s own recording companies, the film presents a rich and otherwise inaccessible Fahey archive of musical recordings, moving images, photographs, prose and paintings. The visual archive of Fahey performing is very rich. The collection of photographs is equally extensive. This live action archive is further augmented by short animated sequences that evoke Fahey’s artistic, imagined universe.

  • Sun

    Sep 7

    Spreydon.Christcurch, NZ | 7:30pm
    Irish Society Hall
    Spreydon.Christcurch, NZ
    Sun Sep 07 7:30pm


    Christchurch Folk Music Club concert at the Irish Society Hall in Spreydon. Doors open at 7pm, concert at 7:30pm. Door sales only. Info: http://www.folkmusic.org.nz and publicist@folkmusic.org.nz

  • Tue

    Sep 9

    Pomona, QLD, AU | 7:00pm
    The Majestic Theatre
    Pomona, QLD, AU
    Tue Sep 09 7:00pm


    New Venue Site for Concert! Hailing from Florida USA, over the last few years Richard Gilewitz has gathered a gaggle of budding Bris region guitarists as loyal skype students. A few of us are very pleased to present him in person, in concert, at this very special event. Former NPSS student Owen Enkelmann will be opening the evenings' listening journey.

  • Sat

    Sep 13

    Teneriffe, QLD, AU | 11:00am
    Teneriffe, QLD, AU
    Sat Sep 13 11:00am


    2-day GillaCamp Guitar Workshop. Select a session, 1 day or the full 2 days of inspirational learning, attainable challenges, and loads of laughter .New techniques and tunes for both beginners and advanced. Beginners must know how to tune guitar, some chords, and how to read musical notation or tablature. Reservations are a must. Payment accepted at door or on-line. Indicate in note section which sessions are being reserved. Australian contact: shannanfay@gmail.com. Topics at http://www.richardgilewitz.com/workshops/gillacamp.html

  • Sat

    Sep 13

    Brisbane, QLD, AU | 6:00pm
    House Concert
    Brisbane, QLD, AU
    Sat Sep 13 6:00pm


    Festivities begin at 6pm, concert 7:30pm or so, then stick around after the show to round out the evening. Reservations must be made as this is a House Concert. Seating is limited so pre-sale tickets are a must and can be purchased at 0488903003 or shannanfay@gmail.com

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  • Caroline Hammond (Artist) Caroline Hammond
    Hi Richard, Looking forward to seeing you in Australia! Smiles from a sunny day in Briz, Caroline :)
  • Peter Miller (Artist) Peter Miller
    Love the playing! Glad I popped by Clon guitar fest.
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Q: Looking for guitar instruction for my son in Inverness. Any suggestions?
A: At the moment, Richard Gilewitz is accepting new students on an individual basis. Please contact us at rgilewitz@tampabay.rr.com for further details. Thanks.

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