Richie Goldman

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Richie Goldman has been part of the South Florida music scene for more than 20 years. Goldman was born into a musical working family and is the son of professional singer Cindy Clare. Weekends in the…
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Richie Goldman has been part of the South Florida music scene for more than 20 years. Goldman was born into a musical working family and is the son of professional singer Cindy Clare. Weekends in the Goldman house were filled with tuxedos and gig bags and Goldman learned early on that music was serious business. In 1977, he was part of the South Florida TK records scene playing with 11-piece disco group Sassy both in the studio and on national TV. He also backed up TK artists Gwen McCrae and King Sporty for numerous concerts. Goldman's favorite TK artist credit was playing on The Incredible Fulk. This was one of Clarence Reid's Blowfly records (these were dirty records). Eventually, Goldman went out on the road, traveling all around the U.S. playing in a funky, horn show band called Push. Upon his return three years later, he began to take his music a little more seriously. He was a regular in the South Florida recording studios, working with the likes of Larry Dermer, Joe Galdo, Gary Vandy, Rafael Vigil, Eddie Calle, Bobby Caldwell, Richie Puente (son of Tito), Ron Albert, Howard Albert, Chuck Kirkpatrick, Hal Hansford, Barry Mraz, Eric Shilling, Johnny Sambataro, and Firefall. In addition to many other recordings, Goldman appears on three Firefall CDs. He can be heard on Break of Dawn, Mirror of the World, and Firefall's Greatest Hits. During all of this recording activity, he was playing in various South Florida groups in clubs and events.

After spending a few too many gigs in the club date scene, including Steve Fortgang's #1 Bar-Mitzvah Band, Goldman took a hiatus from music for a few years. Unfortunately, tragedy struck in his life in 1995. Goldman's younger brother, Andy Goldman, suddenly passed away from a heart attack at the age of 32. This had a rekindling affect on Richie's life. Andy was an up and coming guitarist playing with the likes of Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada. In honor of his brother, Goldman was inspired to become involved with music once again. These days, he is involved with the South Florida blues scene in his new band, Blue House.