I am, of course, alluding to the Inaugural events of yesterday.
Such inspiring words. Such an electrifying moment.
The Simple Gifts setting was so perfect, the performance other-worldly.
These are exciting, heady and intoxicating times.
Last evening—playing with Mandragora Tango—we hosted our own Inaugural Ball here in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Loads of people turned out and it seemed everyone, Republicans, Democrats, young, old, whatever the demographic, united in celebration.
A couple of notes: Mandragora Tango plays in Cocoa Beach, Florida this weekend. I can say we are pumped up in anticipation of escaping this brutal Minnesota winter at least for a few days.
Then on January 31st, I am participating in an event called the Flamenco Guitarathon. It will be held at Sundin Hall, on the Hamline University campus in St Paul, Mn. Starts at 8PM and features 6 guitarists plus singer. It is presented by the Minnesota Guitar Society (612-677-1151 for tickets) and sold out last year so we’re expecting a good turn out. Fabulous acoustics in Sundin Hall.
Mandragora Tango is currently recording our new CD—most likely it’ll be self-titled. We plan on it containing 3 song groupings (called “tandas”) which is super user-friendly for tango dancers. I’m confident the recording will showcase our very unique sound as a tango quartet that substitutes guitar—slashing, percussive, then moody, dreamy, modal, flamenkito—for piano. I am very excited about this new CD….