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Paco de Lucía, la guitarrista y profesor de la vida.

Paco was my earliest exposure to true virtuosity in Flamenco and other acoustic styles. As a young teenager heavily interested in “dudes that could shred,” I was blown away in my fledgling musical understanding at his virtuosity. As I matured in life and music, I kept coming back to Paco as a sheer admirer of his soulful playing. His death came as a surprise to all of us. Death is never easy, but it is especially difficult when a person seems robbed of many more years of life. We have your recordings Paco, but we will never know what more you could have done. The joy your gift brought us, especially those who play guitar, will continue to exist. Vaya con Diós amigo.

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2 responses

  1. You will probably also now Paco Peña. Needless to say I saw him live, too, in an open air concert in London’s Hyde Park. The Canadian Brass Quintet, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa etc. were there but it was Paco who stole the show for me.

    February 27, 2014 at 8:58 am

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