Rich Goldin is a guitarist. He is also an accomplished pianist and multi-keyboardist. All instruments are performed by Rich with guest appearances on the various drum tracks contained within. Thanks to the late Marco Calabrese, Moe Vfushasteel, and Ableton Live for their drum performances and audio percussion development. Rich offers these tracks as a sampling of his recent sonic palette. He has also been composing in the minimalist tradition utilizing influence from Max Richter along with acoustic guitar work as sourced from Iris Dement. Rich uses Gibson, Fender, Ibanez and Martin guitars, basses and mandolins; Line6 and Fender amplification; Temple Pedalboards; Boss, Love Pedal, Xotic, T.C. Electronic, Friedman, Vox, Electro Harmonix and Donner effect pedals.
Sounds Like: Mike Oldfield, Blackmore's Night
I'm is now working with Ableton 11. Newer compositions are using advanced drum and percussion options. Additionally, many of the new compositions like "Off World" utilize Ableton's sophisticated MIDI library and mastering components. I hope you enjoy the newer works.
Rich Goldin is an accomplished guitarist, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist. The recordings featured here at Broadjam have Rich playing the majority of the instruments. Rich is a composer of a variety of musical styles including works for TV/Cinema.
Richard put together his first band after being influenced musically by a local hometown band, Sufferin' Blye. His first band was Ace High, and they covered songs from the pop artists of the time, i.e., 1973 - 1979 including, Deep Purple, BTO, The Beatles, Steve Miller, Boston, Bad Company and many more.
Richard attended Northeastern University where he received his B.S. Degree. He kept on plugging with his original act, Tiger Rose, featuring various talents including Larry Grab of Grab Brothers Band fame. Tiger Rose performed dutifully at various Boston night clubs eventually earning the Saturday night spot at the long gone Jack's, Cambridge, Mass. Tiger Rose started as a hard rock oriented outfit and progressed to a more pop/keyboard-laden sound, which was popular through the 1980s.
When Tiger Rose split in 1985, he eventually reunited with Larry Grab in his new band, Napaj. That band featured Grab's brother Marc on guitar with Richard taking on the keyboard, bass and additional guitar roles that the band required. Napaj enjoyed success with a four song EP entitled "Child". Additional recordings included "Coming and Going", "The Toy", "Keeping Up With Changes" and "Finer Than Diamonds".
Richard moved to Boise, Idaho where he discovered the open mike night at Tom Grainey's. His new found friends included Rebecca Scott. She invited him to join the band filling in for the late Vicki Stagi as guitarist, keyboardist and bass. Richard also created a wonderful cover song band called Key 36 which featured material from the 60s through the 90s.
Rich returned to Boston and rejoined The Grab Brothers Band for many years. He enrolled at Boston University in 2003 to pursue Systems Network Engineering.
Richard is working with an acoustic guitar, mandolin, and keyboard at this point in his life. "I have discovered that I enjoy Americana music. Specifically, the kind that sources from artists such as Iris Dement," he said.