My name is Rich Gibson and I play guitar & pedal steel guitar. I also double on dobro and 5 string banjo.
I am currently playing lead guitar with the region's finest western swing ensemble, The Mavens, and have a standing
5-7:30 gig at the Backstage (last Saturday of each month) with Gypsy Jazzers, The Flying Dutchmen.
I am currently very interested in a steel guitar gig. I love playing classic country,western swing,blues and whatever kind of Americana based hybrid you may have.My schedule is very flexible and I can travel for the right situation.
My video selections are from live performances with three of Pittsburgh's finest singer-songwriters- Christian Tritch, Jay Hitt and Michael Christopher.
The audio selections to your right cover most of the styles I like to play and showcase the instruments mentioned.
Trouble in Mind and Today I Started Loving You feature C6 and E9 pedal steel respectively, as well as lead and rhythm guitars. I also play 8 string dobro on Trouble in Mind.
Bubbles In my Beer and Honky Tonk Song are Live with The Mavens with me on Lead Guitar and the Amazing Pete Freeman on Pedal Steel.
Kind of Love/Deep Water and Texas Playboy/Panhandle Rag are both western swing dobro instrumentals.
It Could Happen to You features traditional Jazz guitar and was recorded in my home studio. She's Lookin' Good (R&B guitar with Martin Solomon vocal) was recorded live at the 3 Rivers ArtsFestival in 1988. Bad Way to Go (Rockabilly guitar with Jay Hitt) was recorded live at the CLO Cabaret Theater Square in 2007. Strange is a cut from a Patsy Cline Tribute CD I did with Erin Rhodes.
As a founding member of Pittsburgh's CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts) school, I have over 30 years of experience teaching guitar, guitar ensemble and jazz improvisation. I’m finding it very interesting applying my experience teaching guitar to steel guitar and dobro. Plus I love playing the instruments!
$45/hr for Pedal Steel, Lap, or Dobro
$60/hr for Guitar
I am also available for recording sessions,in the studio or e sessions at very reasonable rates.
Please call for location (East end) and for more info. Thanks for tuning in and feel free to send comments or questions.
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It's my life's work to express those emotions and feelings that can only be conveyed through music. It's how my spirit takes wing and soars to unfathomable, seemingly unreachable heights. I hope that my music does the same for your spirit, too.
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Rich Gibson/Guitar and Pedal Steel Guitar
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