Blues for Paco Concert Pays Tribute to Flamenco Guitarist

NORTHAMPTON -- On Wednesday, March 19, the Coolidge Museum at the Forbes Library will present Blues for Paco, an "evening of improvised music" dedicated to flamenco musician Paco de Lucia.

blues_for_paco_black_480A celebrated flamenco guitarist, Paco de Lucia is credited as one of the musicians who popularized flamenco music and introduced the genre to a broader and more universal audience. Because of his recognition as a skilled guitarist, de Lucia transcended the flamenco genre and collaborated with a number of classical, jazz, and rock musicians, including John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, and Bryan Adams.

De Lucia died on February 26, at the age of 66, after suffering from a heart attack while on vacation with his family.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, takes place at Wednesday March 19th at 7:00pm in the Coolidge Museum at the Forbes Library.
The event features Rahul Roy, Andrew Lederman, Sam Wardlaw, and Eli Heath.

For more information, visit the event's page on the Forbes Library website.


Image courtesy of Alberto Cabello.