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Blues: Funky Blues Pop: Folky Pop Folk: Folk Pop Moods: Solo Male Artist Moods: Type: Acoustic

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United States - New York United States - NY - Upstate NY

Rich Ortiz

Rich Ortiz had no choice but to become a musical performer. Rich is a fourth generation entertainer of a family of entertainers. Music definitely runs through his veins, down to the very depths of his soul. Rich believes he is the product of his family's cultural diversity and strength, but his style is truly his own. Born in Bergen County, New Jersey, he got his start singing, acting, and dancing at the age of three. As a child, Rich performed in Off-Broadway plays, commercials, and dance competitions. For the past ten years, Rich has been living in upstate New York, focusing all his talents and time on his acoustic solo act. Rich plays guitar, harmonica, and pedal bass with his feet, and turns heads with his vocals! His music is best described as funk folk pop. His influences are James Taylor, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Bill Withers and Jeff Buckley.He was a regional finalist on season five of usa networks show Nashville Star chosen out of 20,000 people! He has opened shows for Ludacris, Hoobastank, Simple Plan, Elephant Man, Tea Leaf Green, Kracker, Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, Jim Wieder, the Drifters and the wood brothers . He has also played private parties for Tom Cruise and New York's Governor Pataki. He has won the hearts of many, playing everywhere from Upstate New York, to Killington, Vermont, to Cape Cod and all the way down to Marco Island, Florida. He currently plays in New York's West Village at the world famous Red Lion every Sunday. Rich is getting ready to release his first album, the album will feature live, unedited studio recordings of all original works. As his passion for life grows stronger, so does the energy in his music. Rich is a truly rare, authentic talent.

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