Check out this video of Aireene Espiritu performing Down By The Riverside.
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Watch a video of Mariachi Mestizo from March 2016.
Mariachi Mestizo From Delano, Ca. If you live in California you drive a lot. I drive a lot. On a noticeably warm Sunday afternoon this past fall I pointed the car inland towards Visalia, driving up 101 past Templeton, over the hill at Paso Robles and then right at Fresno down to Visalia. Woodlake actually. You probably haven’t [...]
Wee Willie Walker Nominated 3x For The Blues Music Awards!!! The Blues Foundation Mission To preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form December 2015 Newsletter The Blues Foundation Announces 2016 Blues Music Awards Nominees Acoustic Album Doug MacLeod [...]
Wee Willie Walker and Curtis Salgado reprising their epiphanic version of The Beatles, HELP! at Little Village Foundation segment of The Waterfront Blues Festival 7.5.2015
The Hammond B3 has been the organ of choice since Jimmy Smith popularized it as a jazz instrument in the 1950’s. There were some before him but really it’s mass secular popularity started around then. Before that time it had been a mainstay of the church, mostly Baptist churches. Combined with the Leslie tremolo cabinets [...]
Mariacheros resting after an evening’s performance in Delano, Ca. Ole! I’m excited for the new year and looking forward to informing you all about the projects that will be happening. This cross cultural music platform we’ve created really does build empathy. Simply put, I’ve see it with eyes and heard it with my own ears. [...]
I can fit all I need in my 2006 ScionXB. A piano and an organ. An amp, site stands and seat. Cords. A shoebox full of cds. And then some clothes in a bag with a couple ironed shirts and maybe a jacket that I’ll hang in the back. Now that makes it pretty full. [...]
Steep yourself in gospel quartet music. Ask 16 year old Kingfish Ingram. I had the pleasure of playing with him 3x at The Waterfront Blues Festival over the Fourth of July Weekend. He’s a big Jubu Smith fan. He’s a big Spanky Alfred fan. And Lee Williams. And The Lumzy Sisters. Kingfish is a huge [...]
In Santa Maria last Friday I heard Mixtec spoken for the first time. Esperanza Salazar translated from Mixtec into English and replica swiss. It was an amazing evening of music and conversation.