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Friday, August 13, 2010

Franco Morone & Paraduxx

Franco Morone is known as the “Italian Poet of the Acoustic guitar.” His melodies have a beautiful and distinctive style that I would classify as Italian-Celtic fusion that paint pictures evoking a myriad of emotions. The intricacy and texture of his fingerstyle playing is huge, haunting, and takes you on a trip to heaven. Of course, as a blues fan, I included two outstanding numbers in the genre, namely Celtic Dog Blues and the Gershwin classic, Summertime. Trust me, you’re gonna to like him!

Celtic Dog Blues:

Blind Mary:

Carolan’s Concerto:

Mex Passage:

Flowers of Edinburgh:

The Blarney Pilgrim:


Star of County Down:

Kesh Jig:

Nebbi alla Valle:

Flowers from Ayako:

Turkey in the Straw:

Scarborough Fair:



Donna Lombarda:

Last weekend was my 34th wedding anniversary. God is good and it takes a remarkable lady to live with me that long. We celebrated with a wine that is normally way out of the $25.00 price range (~$50.00) but I got it on sale for $30.00 and it’s a good wine for a special occasion. The wine is a 2006 Paraduxx from Duckhorn Vineyards. It’s a blend of 64% Zinfandel, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The color is dense cherry with aromas of plum, cherry pie, and chocolate, accented by hints of cinnamon spice, vanilla, and violets. It bursts with red fruit flavors of Bing cherries, strawberries, and raspberries with a contrasting layer of blueberry and mocha. Smooth tannins with a long red current finish. If you have a special occasion, this is a great wine to celebrate…or for just kicking back and listening to the mello sounds of Franco Morone. Enjoy!


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