Saturday, March 21, 2009

John Cleese joins the LAGQ on March 25th

In an evening of something completely different, actor/comedian John Cleese will join the LAGQ as narrator in "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote - Words and Music from the Time of Cervantes". Taking place at the Santa Barbara Guitar Festival on March 25th at the Lobero Theatre, it is one event in a stellar guitaristic lineup from March 22-29.

Living in Santa Barbara, CA, and having attended performances there by the LAGQ, Cleese met the quartet and, after realizing they had been followers of his work for a long time, they developed a mutual fan-ship. 

In this unique production, Cleese will bring to life a dozen characters from Cervantes' classic tale, enlivened by music from the period by the likes of Milan, Mudarra, Narvaez, de Encina, Ortiz, etc, which was researched in depth and with great care by Bill Kanengiser. He also adopted the script, condensing the series of 3 books into a performance of 65 minutes.

If you're in the area next week, come on by! Follow the link below for all information.

Friday, March 20, 2009

LIFE ON THE ROAD volume one

above:  John in San Antonio, TX.
above:  Odair playing a unique Humphrey guitar, San Antonio hotel lobby
above:  OK, do you actually think I'm drinking coffee outta this? Come on now...
above:  Trapped in the Chicago airport...again.
      above:   Tour van loaded, and it's somewhere else.

LIFE ON THE ROAD volume two

above: Paul O'dette, Tania Chagnot, Ana Vidovic, Paris cafe
above:  Isabelle, Guitarreria proprietor, and Paris' most hospitable hostess
above:  After masterclass in Mons; Fa and Odair.  
above:  Celso Machado giving a percussion lesson
above:  Holiday cheer at Les Galleries Lafayette

LIFE ON THE ROAD volume three

above:  Guitarist gathering place, Paris
above:  The streets of San Francisco
above:  Writer's cramp in Tokyo
above:  Andy warping space briefly, allowing me a unique shot.
above:  Bill backstage in Tokyo