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Richard Gilewitz Acoustic Adventures

Richard Gilewitz Acoustic Adventures

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  • Sat 16 Jun ’12, 8:00pm – 10:00pm


Le Cafe, 12/14 London Quay, Picton, Marlborough Sounds


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Richard Gilewitz concert: $15.00


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American fingerstyle guitarist Richard Gilewitz returns to New Zealand for his 7th tour, with a platter of rousing concerts filled with amazing chops and humor. As Richard incorporates his own personality and orchestration into a sound tunnel of timeless musical history, he takes his audience on an excursion filled with colorful imagery of samples from European, contemporary, and Spanish Classical works to the traditional, folk, blues, and American primitive eras. “Acoustic Adventures” is a 2-hour journey into the past and present realm of guitar that has received standing ovations around the globe from the Garter Lane Arts Centre in Ireland, the Harbour Lights Theatre in New Zealand to the Ruth Eckerd Hall in the United States.

"A powerhouse of eclectic guitar styles and genres, Gilewitz wears his influences well." - 20th Century Guitar Magazine

Charming his listeners with a mixture of tunes peppered with stories about the composers who have influenced acoustic guitar music and insights into life itself, Richard speaks through his guitar as a master of moods who is always at the service of his inner voice. Name as one of the “Men of Steel” by Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine, Richard continues to fascinate his audiences with fingerstyle gymnastics while spinning yarns too unbelievable not to be true. Spanning across a career of over 35 years of well-honed technique and 28 years on the road touring worldwide, his signature sound has been captured on his seven releases, performance and instructional DVDs, and his songbooks.

"...his concerts are like a nice, iced chai latte: smooth, cool, but with plenty of spice." - Entertain Me, Cheri Harris, Chronicle
"And it is his live shows that bring out the best in this guitarist, storyteller, and humorist, who follows a distinct cadence that creates a glow that continually grows a little brighter with each tune. Whether he is performing solo, conducting guitar seminars and school programs, or sharing the stage with folks such as The California Guitar Trio, John McCutcheon, John Renbourn, Mose Allison, the late John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Norman Blake, Indigo Girls, John Hammond, Rory Block, or Jane Siberry, Richard Gilewitz always creates a sparkle of mood mastery and wonderment."
"...ear-boggling...where technical precision meets sheer passion for the instrument." - Washington Post
“Similar to like-minded souls Jorma Kaukonen, John Fahey and Sandy Bull, Gilewitz's acoustic magic works best in a live setting.” - Scott Verrastro, Nashville
"...it's simply amazing that they were created by two hands dancing across a set of wires. Gilewitz's own compositions stand beside those by Elizabeth Cotton, John Fahey and J.S. Bach for an entertaining set that is testament to the Floridian's phenomenal talents." - Curtis Ross, Tampa Tribune
“Richard Gilewitz 's playing is faultless, the production as clear as a pinged champagne glass.” - SeeLife Magazine, Brighton UK
“Gilewitz 60+ minute set featured some of the finest live guitar that I have heard in a long time.” - Dave 'Doc' Piltz, Blues on Stage.

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