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July 22, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ticket link (for the Saturday show) at bottom following bio and workshop information.

For nearly four decades, American fingerstyle wizard RICHARD GILEWITZ has fascinated listeners with 6 and 12-string finger gymnastics while spinning enchanting yarns of a seasoned raconteur. His concert performances around the world spill over with unexpected turns of the funnies, thought-provoking takes on life on the road, and tunes that propel the audience on a magical journey of sight and sound. His signature playing style delivers a technical diversity of banjo style patterns and classical arpeggios with a rhythmic percussive approach, exploring the history of guitar with sounds of folk to Americana, the blues to the classical, ragtime to pop, and somewhere in between.

In addition to his concert performances, his GillaCamp Guitar and Ukulele Workshops, Meet the Artist Seminars, Clinics, and Avenues for Success educational program for schools inspire players worldwide, providing opportunities for music lovers to work on their craft and young players to learn fingerstyle techniques and tips of the trade. (Richard is offering workshops Sunday for those who are interested- see below.)

Today, recognized world-wide as a performer who has a quirky take on everything around him, Richard continues to live up to this depiction with rousing shows filled with offbeat observations combined with his right-hand wizardry and heaps of technique. With Richard’s performances teeming with sparkles of mood mastery and wonderment, he shares a fresh impression of sound to the listener during his concert appearances and at his workshops.

Says Spectrum Magazine, “Much of the charm of a Gilewitz performance is in the stories he tells. He wondered aloud to the audience how many ducks he could take out in a fight if he were to be attacked by a flock of the sneaky waterfowl.”

Ear-boggling” The Washington Post

His complex, energetic originals have made Gilewitz popular on the festival and club circuits as a solo performer.” Guitar Player Magazine

His performance style is very crisp and precise, allowing the personality of the music to shine through.” Dirty Linen Magazine

“His quick wit and twisted sense of humor has made him an entertainer as well as a fine guitarist.” Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine

WORKSHOPS OFFERED Sunday July 23rd 2023-
$35 per class/ $80 for all 3.
Sign up with Richard at rgilewitz@gmail.com
Must sign up Wednesday night July 19th
www.richardgilewitz.com www.gillacamp.com
All materials will be provided
All levels welcome!
“you’ll laugh as you learn!” – The Columbus Dispatch
10:30-11:30 Acoustic Guitar Kaleidoscope
The Fingerpicking Engine
Master the system of fingerstyle picking patterns, how
to play strategically with others, symphonic capo use
and tricks to obliterate stage fright
11:30-12:30 explore Open D tuning and the concepts of
note treatments, transfer options, harmonics, and the
variety of expressions available for performance.
1:30-2:30pm Ukulele adventures –
Match the fingerstyle picking pattern of your choice to an accompanying rhythm pattern while playing in a group setting.


July 22, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm