Ralph Gordon is a much sought-after free-lance musician (bass and cello) performing internationally and teaching in the Washington, DC area. He is classically trained and performs in a variety of styles including folk, classical, Celtic, blues and jazz. He toured and recorded for years with Trapezoid, and performs and tours with a multitude of groups including Magpie and Walt Michael & Company. Ralph appears on well over one hundred recordings, including albums with John McCutcheon, Holly Near, Trapezoid, Alexander Mitchell and Rhythm Ranch.
......... "His playing is more sophisticated and technically accomplished than the next 10 string players of any sort and he uses his instruments to subtly ground, stabilize, and inspire the rest of the ensemble as they pursue their experimentations." Charleston Post Courier
..........."cross-genre genius" Folklore Society of Greater Washington
..........."a quick study and a most masterful bass player." Mary Lea of Bare Necessities
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