Open Strings

Open Strings is a Brazilian string trio made of three stellar Los Angeles based musicians: guitarists Douglas Lora and Wesley Amorim and violinist and mandolinist, Ted Falcon. The group plays exciting arrangements from Brazil of choros, forrós as well as their own original compositions. Each musician is an accomplished soloist and acclaimed recording artist. TheContinue reading “Open Strings”

Liza Wallace CD Release Concert

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 Hi friends! Saturday night I’ll be performing with Liza Wallace, Nando Duarte, Clarice Cast and special guest Fay Roberts at the Conference Room Patio in Playa Vista, California. It’s Liza’s CD release party and promises to be a fun evening. Here’s the flyer. If you’re a fan of Brazilian music andContinue reading “Liza Wallace CD Release Concert”

My Hermeto Pascoal story

I was remembering that time I played with Hermeto Pascoal in Brasília in 2012. We talked backstage about the tunes I wanted to play. When I got to the stage, Hermeto says, “Let’s play one of your songs”. There’s a full house in Teatro Nacional Villa Lobos. I say, “You mean, let’s play one ofContinue reading “My Hermeto Pascoal story”

The Lamb lies down on Broadway – a funny story about Rael

I was listening to the Lamb Lies down on Broadway by Genesis today. The lyrics are very poetic. Peter Gabriel era…1974. Anyway, there’s a passage in the song that says: Suspension cracked on unmade roadThe Trucker’s eyes read overloadAnd out on the subwayRael imperial aerosol kidExits into daylightSpray gun hidAnd the lamb lies down onContinue reading “The Lamb lies down on Broadway – a funny story about Rael”