As Luck Would Have It
Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal.Jose traveled throughout the world to learn about people,food,language and music. Jose Maria, singer songwriter, performs traditional and contemporary Portuguese music with a strong influence from his many travels in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. As a solo artist or with his band The Clinch Fado Boys, Jose presents a unique musical perspective that is purely 'Portuguese'. Jose's musical narratives touch on themes such as home, journey, loss and fulfilment.With his time-honored sense of story telling, Jose offers beautiful Latin melodies as well as raucous and driving rhytms. His songbook encompasses traditional Portuguese songs as well as American standards with a touch of the obscure, at once familiar and always distinctive.