Redondo Beach, CAUSA 90278
August 2, 2010
Yes. Most recently (about 2 and a half years ago or so) in Berkeley to see a performance by my old friend Juan del Gastor, nephew of the legendary Diego del Gastor.
Guitar student many years ago, and started picking it up again a little over a year ago.
Diego del Gastor and his nephews Agustin, Juan, Paco, Dieguito, and also Perico del Lunar, Melchor de Marchena, Miguel Funi, la Fernanda, la Bernarda, la Nina de los Peines, la Chica de Moron, Carmelilla Montoya, Camaron,...well, you get the idea.
Evocation of soul, and outpouring of emotions which only the "toque y cante gitano" can be witness to.
A lifelong student; I consider myself "beginning" again after a 23 year absence. But in the meantime I've amassed a large collection of field recordings of juergas in Moron de la Frontera and the Finca Espartero, c. 1965 - 1973.
Studied flamenco guitar years go but dropped out for 23 years due to work career. Started studying again about a year and a half ago (and wow, did I forget a lot!). My only interest is old time country-gypsy (pueblo) flamenco.