Acoustic Music Works, June 3

Acoustic Music Works was one of my first stops when I moved to Pittsburgh a decade ago, and I’ve being going back ever since for repairs, advice and a couple of instrument upgrades.  Well, I finally upgraded to my guitar for life (thanks to a bunch of kind hearted friends and AMW), and you can hear me play this lovely little Collings in the very place I found her.

Layo Puentes and Colter Harper will join me on my set, and we’ll share the evening with Raymond Morin and Sam Moss.

Friday, June 3 at 8:00pm, $10-12 suggested donation.

Special Guest with Eddy Marcano in NYC, May 1


This is the title of one of my favorite Venezuelan songs by Otilio Galindez, that says…

It is a shame, love.
It would have been so beautiful
if you had loved me as much I loved you.
It is a shame, love.
Living through this sad winter,
listening to the rain tell me so many things as it falls.

The melody is mournful, but incredibly soothing.  Listen to Cecilia Todd in this recording, and just see if the song doesn’t draw your heart right out of you.

I’ll be singing “Caramba” with Eddy Marcano and his quintet next weekend in New York, and I’m feeling grateful for this and other happy surprises.

Follow the link below for details and directions to Merkin Hall:

Sunday, May 1, 7:00 pm

Primavera musical
Guest vocalist with Eddy Marcano Quintet at Merkin Hall, NYC


Chirihue, Latin American Roots Ensemble in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Cleveland, February 6, 10 and 12, 2016

Chirihue’s next adventure will take us back to Pennsylvania for artist residency at the University of Pittsburgh, with stops to share music in Philadelphia and Cleveland. Join us!

El próximo proyecto de Chirihue nos lleva de vuelta a Pennsylvania para realizar una residencia artística en la Universidad de Pittsburgh, con un par de escalas en Filadelfia y Cleveland para compartir nuestra música. Únense a la aventura!

Saturday, February 6 at 7:30, Bellefield Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh. Details and directions here.

Wednesday, February 10 at 8:00pm, Concert Series at First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, Details and directions here.

Friday, February 12, Time TBA, Concert Series at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, OH. Details and directions here.

More about Chirihue at

Música Afuerina at SongSpace, Jan. 30

My dear friend Rodrigo Invernizzi is traveling all the way from Quillota, Chile to take part in this special SongSpace concert at First Unitarian Church (directions and details here).  We will play original and traditional songs, showcasing many of Chile’s most beloved songwriters.

The suggested donations are $20/general admission and $10/student. Advance tickets are now on sale, and any remaining tickets will be available at the door the night of the show.