Richard Gehr has been writing about international music — and many other things — for more than two decades. After moving to Los Angeles from Portland, OR, via Baltimore, he was the Los Angeles Reader‘s arts editor during the early ’80s. He relocated to New York to become an editor at Spin, and wrote the magazine’s “World Beat” column for a few years. He has also written for the Village Voice, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Musician, Blender, Tracks, AARP: The Magazine and countless other publications both living and archived. In a separate but equal universe, he co-authored The Phish Book with the fab Burlington quartet. He began the current millennium as Sonicnet.com’s world music editor and continues to freelance from polyethnic Brooklyn, New York, where he resides in domestic tranquility with his wife and two daughters.