Thanks to Thanh for the photos. I would have liked to see and hear the Reyes.
SamC wrote:I saw a nice one of Robert Ruck and Julia Banzi, but wasn't sure if it was OK to use it.
Bob, Did you get to play on the Ruck? Also did you see the Juniper steel string by Les McMasters?
Did anyone catch Ricardo playing the Tsiorba?
was playing Peter Tsiorba's blanca when I went to his booth toward the end of the Saturday session. We talked a few minutes about arranging a concert here on the Coast.
Yes, I played the Les McMasters
' steel string. I hadn't played a steel string guitar since the early 1960's when I sold Gibson's and Martin's that would be worth a small fortune now if I had kept them. I hadn't had much interest in steel string guitars since that time until I played Les McMasters juniper on Saturday. You were right. What a guitar! I couldn't believe it. Steel strings are rough on nails and mine wouldn't stand the wear and tear very long, but I played a little alegrías that sounded better than I thought possible on a steel string guitar.
Yes, I have photos and Smartphone audio recordings of Ricardo Cardenas playing Peter's classical negra. I also have some other recorded performances. However, I will need to look through a bunch of files to find them.