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User profile: Rick Gottlieb


I'm an acoustic musician, playing guitar for more than 40 years. Last year I released my first CD of original music and traditional favorites entitled, "Nobody's Fool", produced by the well-known artist, Steve Rapson. My voice and music is very reminiscent of James Taylor's style, but I play in a number of different genres, including Bossa Nova, Contemporary Folk, Traditional, and Great American Songbook Standards. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of my music is that I play virtually all of his music in the non-standard guitar tuning (Most guitarists play in the standard tuning of EADGBE) of DADGAD, a tuning usually associated with celtic music. I've been able to adapt this harp-like tuning to new uses and genres to beautiful effect.