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First Concert 2017

Folias Duo - Sunday Classical Series

Wow, what a way to start the year! Our first concert of 2017 is sure to stay a highlight. What a beautiful space and acoustics for a gracious listening audience. We feel truly lucky to be in our hometown and to be part of such a well run and enthusiastically supported concert series right down…

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Composing Residency in Colorado

Rustic Cabin Life

Carmen and I had the opportunity to take 2 weeks off of our busy summer schedule and create a composing residency in Colorado. Rather than stay at home we decided to go distraction free by renting a rustic cabin. The Grizzly Creek Guard Station was our home for 14 days and nights. We had nothing…

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2016 Tour Thanks

Wow, this summer was our best tour yet. So productive and so fun. We have a big tour thanks here! To everyone who supported the Folias tour by their generosity and camaraderie, who agree to help put on great events, or take us into their homes, or miraculously cook for us or spend their time…

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New Piazzolla Arrangements

Carmen and I have been playing arrangements of Astor Piazzolla ever since we met in September of 2002. We have played many different pieces by Piazzolla but recently we decided that it was time for some new Piazzolla arrangements. Escualo The first piece that I decided to arrange, Escualo, was originally written as a violin…

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Joshua Tree

Folias in Joshua Tree

After driving 4,000 miles with 9 gigs in 12 days, it is time for a break in Joshua Tree National Park. We rented a small cabin on the edge of the park for four nights through airbnb. We are taking a rest now and plan to practice, cook, exercise, eat food and most importantly stay…

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Shaggy Mane Recipe

Shaggy Mane

Shopping and eating California is always a revelation. Yesterday we made a quick stop at the Sacramento Food Co-op, which happened to be right off the highway on our commute from Venice in Southern California to the Burning Tango Festival in Northern California. The food here has a much higher quality of flavor and a…

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Folias Live on KUNM

Folias at KUNM

Yesterday we did a radio interview on KUNM with Cristina Baccin on Raíces Collective of KUNM. Raices, meaning roots, plays a variety of Latin themed music. We popped over to the studio after our library gig and had a chance to play three of our new pieces. First we played Milonga Gris, an arrangement of a composition…

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Sabores de Chile

Sabores de Chile

Our two weeks stay in Chile this last May was definitely framed by eating. We had a spectacular time just being tourists in the grocery store. We shopped almost everyday at the local Jumbo in central Santiago and made feasts for our friends when they came home from work. The most typical ingredient? Avocados! I…

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Debut in Chile

Folias in Chile

This May Andrew and I had the opportunity to play for two lovely milongas in central Chile, one in Valparaiso and one in Santiago. Valparaiso is an a amazing city with spectacular views of the coast, a hopping nightlife and great food, including seafood. The bar we played at La Piedra Feliz was really cool…

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Tribute to People’s Cider Co

Last weekend we played for a May Day/Anniversary celebration at People’s Cider Company here in Grand Rapids. We have shopped at Fulton Street Farmers Market for the past couple of years for our weekly Saturday morning groceries, and along with getting our vegetables, cheese, and meat we have filled up our empty jug with the greatest…

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Summer Tour 2016

Here we go! Off for another summer tour. We’ll be out west in June for some milongas, concert series, museum, and library shows. Then in July we’ll be back in the beautiful upper midwest for some of our favorite stops in the great lakes. Full venue and time information here: Summer Tour 2016 Schedule 6/1|Tango Night…

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