As a composer and performer of a kaleidoscopic mixture of selections
for the 6 and 12-string guitar, Richard Gilewitz may be best known for
his quirky outlook on life. This solo performer combines quips and tunes
with a little history to deliver a timeless picture of American and European
fingerstyle guitar. "Fingerstyle Guitar through Time" is truly
a magical journey of instrumental music, tales from the road, and a few
laughs along the way.
Incorporating his own personality and orchestration
into this sound tunnel of timeless musical history, Richard delivers a musical
pallet filled with colorful imagery of samples from European, Contemporary,
and Spanish Classical works to the Traditional Folk, Blues and American
Primitive eras. Combining both standard and unique tunings with his interpretations,
every single note is treated as an individual character in a society of
notes. As he appears to achieve a three-dimensional sound that is very distinctive,
it is apparent that Richard's own DNA is reflected in his playing.