Rowman and Littlefield Publishers in collaboration with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) has released my book, So You Want to Sing the Blues. This book is the gathering of many of my life experiences being inspired, guided and uplifted by the blues since I was a child. It is also the result […]
I just found this video online from our visit to Balmaceda, a community music school in downtown Santiago. Can you believe they have a blues harmonica class that meets every week? Just fantastic. When I went to Mississippi a few months after visiting Chile, I was telling teachers from the Delta about it. I was […]
Why do I LOVE the blues so much? It’s the universal language of the heart. It brings people together and makes them happy. It’s full of passion, spirit, harmony, melody and rhythm. So much RHYTHM! We spent the final week of the tour giving workshops and concerts in Santiago and around Santiago. What a gas […]
After our show in Curico, we headed North to Iquique, Chile. Our concert was on the in front of the Municipal Theatre in Hemicicio Plaza, Central Square. It was organized by the great jazz and blues enthusiast, Alvaro Gomez. We met many eager young musicians after the show and of course, invited them to an […]
Seems like everywhere we go in Chile people like fish! So do we and Fishin’ Blues is perfect for the occasion. The message of the song is “many fish bite if you’ve got good bait.” We love singing this song as much as we love PESCADO FRITO! Here are two clips from Southern Chile. The […]
Curico was also hit hard by the Earthquake. We can only imagine how unsettling this is to the residents here. After taking this all in we arrived at the Library where our concert was to take place. Next door to the library was a building full of music… We were surprised to find students in […]
We arrived here Wednesday and saw many devastated buildings. The only place the concert could be held was in an art gallery. The gallery was gorgeous, decked out with super-fine works of art both modern and classic. Again, Chileans blew us away with their resilience. Life is incredibly vibrant here. And the will of the […]
Arrived in Chile last Saturday. Had a day to visit Pablo Neruda’s house in Santiago then headed South to the area hardest hit by the Earthquake in late February. We have been blown away by the warmth of the people down here. Chileans LOVE the BLUES!