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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sam Pachetti & Baigorri Tempranillo

Sam Pacetti is quite a talent on the guitar. His picking style is reminiscent of Leo Kottke and Chris Proctor while his vocals remind me of the coffeehouses where I used to play back in the early 1970s. He debuted his first recording, “Solitary Travel” at the age of 22.  He learned to play the guitar from his flamenco-playing Cuban grandfather then went on the pursue classical guitar studies.  He fuses American traditional folk music with English reels and ballads, following in the footsteps of the great English guitarist Martin Simpson whose songs he often plays. He’s a storyteller as well as a musician and listening to him is a great way to kick back and unwind. My Dad used to play "Eight More Miles to Louisville" and this brings back fond memories of him. Enjoy.

Only then will your house be blessed:
Richland Woman Blues, Jelly Roll, Back porch boogie: 

While I was in the Netherlands staying with a friend, he opened a bottle of Bodegas Baigorri 2005 Crianza made of 100% Tempranillo. About $15.00 in the U.S. The wine is aged for 12 months in new French oak and has a nose of spice, black cherry, blackberry and subtle note of oak. The palate is juicy with layers of cherry, raspberry, and vanilla with a long spicy finish. This is an elegant Rioja with excellent structure and balance. A great wine for listening to some excellent guitar as the weekend winds to a close.


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