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New Recordings from Mexico (and the USA)

In March I recorded with Armando López Valdivia here in Guanajuato. We tracked nearly two hours of music and it turned out beautifully. Armando played violas de gamba, flute, guitar, zamfona (it’s like a hurdy-gurdy) and hand drum while I … Continue reading

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Festival Cervantino Shows

The Frestival Cervantino is the largest music festival in Latin America. It lasts three weeks and brings in artists from all over the world. The town of Guanajuato is overrun by people of every kind – from elderly classical music … Continue reading

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CD Release shows in Chicago and Misourri

I played a Chicago area CD release show at the Two Way Street, in Downers Grove on the 6th of August  and it was really great. The audience at the Two Way Street was very attentive  and  the room is … Continue reading

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New CD – La Esperanza Sigue

On August 6th my new CD titled “La Esperanza Sigue” was released. All of the pieces are solo guitar or solo dulcimer (13 guitar pieces and 2 dulcimer). The centerpiece of the disc is the suite “La Esperanza Sigue” which was … Continue reading

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Recordings, recordings, recordings (and a new toy)

Before I get to the new recordings, I have an upcoming show to plug. I’ll be at Adelle’s (1060 College Ave. in Wheaton) on Thursday, April 30th. I’ll be playing in a duo format with bassist Patrick Williams and we … Continue reading

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Gigs plus Mexico Trip

I just landed a last minute gig. This Friday the 27th I’ll be playing solo at The River’s Edge Café in Aurora (http://theriversedgecafe.com/) . It’s located at 18 W. Downer Place, Aurora IL 60506. I play a set 7:30 pm … Continue reading

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Guanajuato mini-tour a Success

The first concert in the beautiful Museo Iconográfico de Don Quixote in Guanajuato, Mexico on August 7th turned out to be one of the best concerts I’ve ever given. The museum is a converted old hacienda near the center of … Continue reading

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Off to Mexico

I’m heading down to Guanajuato, Mexico for a concert on August 7th at 7:00 pm in the ‘Museo Iconografico de Don Quixote’. It’s a great space to play in with marvelous acoustics. The museum is an old converted hacienda and … Continue reading

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Concert Tour of Mexico, Europe and Africa

I was invited to tour as the guitarist in the band of Koulsy Lamko, an African vocalist currently residing in Mexico City. The tour visited several cities in Mexico, France, Italy, Mali and Burkina Faso. The band was part of … Continue reading

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Los Gitanos Smith

The hot new rumba flamenco group out of Aledo Texas, Los Gitanos Smith, is taking the world by storm with their new smash song “El Cerro Escondido”. The group features Dana Smith (10) on rhythm and melody guitar, Doug Smith … Continue reading

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