“GUITARtistry”

The fingerstyle Guitar Music of Rick Cyge

Why do I call my music “GUITARtistry” (Guitar Artistry)?

Read More

bio

Acoustic guitarist, Rick Cyge, has been doing what he loves for 40 years – first in New England where he cut his teeth in the vibrant New England folk music scene and more recently (since 1988) in Arizona performing with his wife and partner, flutist Lynn Trombetta as the group ‘Meadowlark’. Cyge performs on acoustic steel string guitar as well as nylon string guitar and mandolin.

Read More

calendar

All performances are Rick Cyge’s ‘GUITARtistry” (solo instrumental guitar) unless otherwise noted. Mouse over the listing on the monthly calendar view and click on the venue name in the pop-up box to get more details. See you...

Read More

cds & digital music

Rick's debut solo CD!

NEW RELEASE!
RICK PICKS THE BEATLES
Order Your copy today!

Read More

duos & ensembles

In addition to performing solo as both an instrumental fingerstyle guitarist and singer/guitarist, Cyge also collaborates in several duo configurations  and ensembles offering a broad palette of styles and musical experiences.

Read More

teaching

I’ve been teaching acoustic fingerstyle guitar for over 40 years! I especially enjoy helping developing guitarists find their own “voice” on the guitar and develop techniques to create their own arrangements of songs and pieces of music as solo fingerstyle guitar pieces.

Read More

contact

I look forward to hearing from you!

Read More

‘Rick Picks The Beatles’ Recording – Download and Stream!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in recordings

‘Rick Picks The Beatles’ Recording – Download and Stream!

‘Rick Picks The Beatles’ Recording Available for Downloads and Streaming

Brilliant instrumental fingerstyle guitar arrangements of 35 Beatles songs!

“With my performance repertoire of over sixty Beatles songs, the hardest part of putting this recording together was deciding which gems to include.”

Rick Picks The Beatles on his latest recording!

Now available for digital download and streaming! CLICK HERE

My love affair with the acoustic guitar began over fifty-five years ago. I was barely old enough to handle a guitar when I first heard the likes of ‘Peter, Paul & Mary’ and the ‘Kingston Trio.’ That was enough to get my attention and fire my imagination. Then, when I was only 13, I discovered The Beatles, and they forever changed my world.

I’ve become well known for my subtle and intricate arrangements of popular tunes that in live performances often sound like more than one guitar.

For ‘Rick Picks The Beatles’ I polished and refined my versions of many of my favorite Beatles songs. With so much extraordinary music to choose from, I’ve been like a kid in a candy store!

Re-experience The Beatles’ vast and varied music beginning with their early hit, ‘She Loves You,’ all the way to their later gems including ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’!” – Rick Cyge

This recording is a musical feast and must have for anyone who loves The Beatles!

 

 

Read More »