Incarnations & Angels
I'm a virtuoso acoustic Flamenco guitarist and multi-instrumentalist composer with many years experience as both a soloist and dance accompanist..... I learned my Flamenco while living in Spain and working for noted author D.E. Pohren ('Art of Flamenco') and my influences were such as Agustin Rios Amaya, Joselero, Diego and Paco del Gastor, Fernandillo de Moron, Dieguito Amaya Torres, and many other authentic Gitano artists.I've also performed in the Country, Jazz, and Blues fields, and accompanied Middle Eastern dancers. Over the years, I've either played or shared venue w/such as Rosa Montoya's Baile Flamenco, Los Flamencos de la Bodega, Cheech Marin, Robben Ford, Strictly Tango, Enrique Iglesias, Los Lobos, Mark Bittner ('Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill'), CLIO award winning writer Gary Tigerman, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Fiddlestix, The High Strung String Band, San Francisco jazz legends Jimmy Parker and Eddie Adams, Amandio Cabral (composer of 'Sodade', sung by Cesaria Evora)and many more. I've also recorded for TV (ABC TV in Hollywood) and film (including the'Consumer Power' series, about Ralph Nader for Bailey Film Associates, among others) Clients have included such as Emmy Award winning Director Ron Bacon (ABC TV, The Academy Awards), Hyatt St.Claire, Sonoma Mission Inn, Bank of America, Calpine, Sheraton Petaluma, Nordstrom, Avance, Napa Valley Museum, Georgios, Shoreline Amphitheater (opening for Enrique Iglesias), Cucina Rustica,Icon Capital, VIP Mobile, Cohn & Wolfe (event honoring Spiros Pissinos, Assistant Conductor of the N.Y. Philharmonic), Lapis Restaurant (event for the San Francisco Ballet), Borg Warner Corp., Ellen Farmer Productions, EJazz Entertainment, Oye Productions, as well as numerous private weddings, anniversaries, birthday celebrations, etc. On this recording, I created a melange of styles spontaneously in the studio, performed on all instruments including keyboard, synth, percussion, banjo, violin, oud, bazouki, guitar, gu zheng, bass, and numerous others....I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed creating it.....