I'm a guitarist/composer/engineer/producer/band leader(Little Muddy)...experimental, creative, soulful, a teammate, I play for the song. Little Muddy instrumentals have been placed on the BBC, VH-1, The History Channel, among many others. 30 years pro, self taught, I love the creative and collaborative process of recording.
My playing and recording philosophy: serve the song, less is more, great tones, creative + soulful guitar parts. As for the other side of the brain, I’m organized, efficient, a good listener, and responsible!
Great vintage + new gear, acoustic and electric guitars, resonator mandolin...slide and alternate
tunings (5+) are a specialty. I have a great ear for creating memorable parts, fills, ambient textures, as well as leads- all service the mood, feel and energy of the music.
I work hard and have a good time contributing to the song.
Styles: rock, r+b, country, americana, instrumental.
I work in Logic Pro X, Focusrite interface, Shure mics, Yamaha Monitors, etc. I'm able to dial up great amp sounds both 'in the room' and with Logic's amp library.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Rich Goldstein
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: While in recording sessions for Little Muddy's album Door 15 at Expression Center College, I was placed in classes led by A-list producers Jack Douglas, and Joe Chiccarelli. Soon after, Jack Douglas emailed me asking to meet up, and to bring along the entire Little Muddy cd catalog so that he could keep in mind for possible future film placements.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: In 2021, I'm finishing Little Muddy's 6th album, while I'm continually writing and recording new tracks that go into the Little Muddy vault.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I approach the song first as a listener, then as an instrumentalist, an engineer and producer. I like to be given general guidelines/references towards creating song parts that a client is looking for, and I have a good sense when something feels and sounds right....i'm not afraid to pick the best take, save, and move on (i'm a good self editor as well).
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen and absorb the music a few times. I'll map the arrangement out, at the same time figure out what instrument combinations and tunings would sound best. Then it's time to run through any initial ideas that I have, dial up appropriate sounds/settings, and start recording.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been at this for a few decades now, came up the primitive self taught way, playing countless gigs, teaching myself engineering along the way as well...all count towards my 30,000 hours!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Macbook pro, running Logic Pro X. I use a Focusrite interface, Shure mics, Yamaha HS series monitors.