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”
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Roda de choro celebration!
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”
Have you ever heard of Estéban?Well, I ended up with an Estéban guitar recently. How’d I get it? Well, I have a funny story for you, friend. When my father moved from Allentown to Los Angeles, he insisted on bringing all his musical possessions. We paid a moving company to bring all of my Dad’sContinue reading “Estéban guitar”
I walk up to the top of the hill to Peanut Lake Hill Pond often. The reflections in the pond are always offering different views of the trees and sky. I feel like a painter framing the magic. It never gets old. I take pictures from different sides where the sun is reflecting. This, here,Continue reading “Peanut Lake”
Biden for Prez
I watched Joe Biden last night. His speech was my first formal introduction to him personally and politically. I learned much about his life, his childhood, his family and his tragedies.This man is extremely likeable. Without a doubt, he will do his best to help heal the United States. It was a heartfelt speech thatContinue reading “Biden for Prez”
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”
Bought a trailer to bring my 6 year old on rides around the neighborhood. With this crazy heat, it’s a challenge to ride for long. Teo loves the experience!
New website, new ideas
Here we are in 2020, and in the middle of the pandemic. I’m ready to start over with a new website and new ideas. I’ve been recording and producing music at home and exploring Los Angeles in my free time. Photography has become a fun hobby this summer.