Los Angeles Flamenco Band 4

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This musician is indeed blessed with all that is right within the world of music – a passion for his art, an audience to share it with, and enormous talent to back it all up.

What would you call the music that is equal part Latin, Delta Blues, atonal Classical and Performance art? One could write a novel about front man his heritage, ranging from Basque and Mexican to Norwegian, Native American and Russian roots.

Born and raised in Seattle (His band was voted ‘Best Band’ by Seattle Weekly), this young artist received national attention when he won the National Jimi Hendrix Guitar Competition at the prestigious Bumbershoot Festival. After this victory, he embarked on a musical, spiritual, and physical journey, traveling the world, studying Cuban and Andalusian gypsy music.

Learning from the Cuban and Spanish musical masters such as Carlos del Puerto, Jr. and Juan Serrano, he immersed himself in classical and Flamenco guitar. Living a life of the gypsy, he found himself coming full circle back to his American blues and rock roots with a Latin flavor. His effortless versatility caught the ear of Tom Waits who chose him to play on his 2008 Glitter and Doom tour. His music reflects these earthy influences, revealing a true, multi-dimensional artist who ranges from virtuoso Latin music to primitive blues and all points in between.

He has toured extensively in the US, Mexico and Europe in support of his two releases on Russia’s major label Soyuz Music. He has played and recorded with musical giants, including Tom Waits, Kinky, the Buena Vista Social Club, Jethro Tull, Pancho Sanchez, Susana Baca, Francisco Aguabella, Viola Trigo, and such underground favorites as Indigenous, B-side Players and Sidestepper. Endorsements include: Fender, Breedlove Guitars, Carlos Amplification, Acoustic Image and L.R. Baggs.

In his latest record the artist’s increasingly expansive musical and lyrical palette animates his cutting edge music reflecting our modern times with echoes of the past. He will tour with his band in the Spring of 2010 in Europe and Mexico.

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Country United States
City San Francisco
State/Province California
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