Live at the Red Room
Almost immediately after releasing his debut musical effort, richard embarked on his first tour with friend and cellist greg bortnichak of sparta philharmonic. The tour consisted of an intimate array of coffee houses and dive bars along the east coast. It was this high level of intimacy and performance quality that brought to the table the idea of recording a live album similar to the likes of these shows. On june 16th, 2005, in a room filled with only his closest friends, Richard Cortez recorded his sophomore record, live @ the red room. This personal and musically profound follow up to his debut record showcases new and improved renditions of pre-wollenberg records compositions, songs off craving something beautiful, and raw first takes of songs off \'he loves me not.\' with material spanning his entire career as a writer and musical arrangements that will leave you breathless, this high-energy album is the perfect introduction to what Richard Cortez really has to offer as a live performer. Half of all proceeds generated from this project are donated to the youth group at the GLCC (gay and lesbian community center) of ft. Lauderdale, fl - thank you for your donation!