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@RichardSpitzer.Cares – Six Crucial Questions for Musician Richard Spitzer

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Richard Spitzer sings brisk acoustic guitar gems that will brighten your summer and make your heat wave days move a little faster.

His songs are smart and funny, whether it’s an ode to his synthesizer or blaming Russia for everything… even the Knicks’ troubled basketball play.

And even when his songs are focusing on love or friendship, we’re still smiling… because in the end we know it will all work out for Richard.

Like most New Yorkers, he’s just too talented to fail.

Richard’s debut album, Richard Spitzer, is now available on Spotify.

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BAND: Richard Spitzer (above)

POSITION: Singer/songwriter

HOMETOWN: NYC

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1. What is your earliest musical memory?

Prayers in the Jewish temple when I was three. Still very clear in my mind the spirits and otherworldliness which you can find in all sorts of religious music.

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2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?

As a teenager I serenaded my crush. I sang off key and messed up the words so it took me a while to regain the confidence to do music again or maybe I never really got it back now that I think about it…

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3. What do you like and dislike about touring?

I love getting out of NYC, seeing nature, and the real America. I dislike the nerves I get before pulling up to the venue…maybe it’s a little social anxiety.

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4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?

As a former vinyl junkie, I can say records aren’t really my thing anymore. I’m more into the quick fix of streams and memes these days, but I used to love The Thing in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I used to literally dig so hard my hands would be severely blackened by the time I got home.

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5. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all-time? Why?

Favorite song: Yes – “Close to the Edge.” It’s like 20 minutes long with all these epic arrangement sections, it even contains a couple aquatic sounding parts and birdsongs. Long live the 70s…

Favorite song is tough though, runner up may be “Oh Sheila” by Ready for the World?

Was one of my favorites to drop most sets when I was a DJ in NYC back in the day. I feel like I can identify with the simultaneous sentimentality and uptempo groove.

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6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?

Instead of a call, I’d probably just go live on Instagram (@RichardSpitzer.Cares) so my fans can help me out and tell me where to go and then also try to find the Karl Marx Museum if I have time.

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Images (Album Cover and Portrait) Courtesy of Richard Spitzer and Noisy Ghost PR