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Editor’s note: Guitarist Richard Gilewitz presents the “Fingerstyle Guitar through Time” concert and “Behind the Scenes of Guitar – Tips of the Trade” workshop at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale. Tickets are $15. Information: 927-2070

City/hometown: Inverness, Fla.Type of music played: 6- and 12-string acoustic fingerstyle guitar many genresHow long have you been a professional musician? Playing for 34 years, touring for nearly 20

Most memorable city, town or country you have played: The island of Hoy in the Orkney Islands north of ScotlandFavorite cover song you play: “Embryonic Journey” by Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane fameWhich three musicians, living or dead, would you jam with if you could? George Harrison, John Williams, Leo Kottke, John Fahey (who said I could count)



Ever been heckled? I had a first-grader once ask me if most of the people who liked the music I played were dead. Before I could think of a comeback a second heckler contributed something even funnier.Biggest musical influence: The Beatles, Leo Kottke, David Walbert, John Fahey, Depeche ModeIf you could only own one album for the rest of your life, what would it be? Just the single “Sugar Sugar” by The Archies would do.Name of the first band you were ever in: I’ve never been in a band. Don’t want to share my money or hear their problems! I have broken up before, however. Somehow I eventually get back together.


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