Ottmar Liebert

For Father's Day, my wife surprised me with two tickets to go hear Ottmar Liebert and his band Luna Negra as they strum a few songs at the State Theater in downtown Modesto this Saturday night.

the first time I heard Ottmar was when we were newlyweds and I worked at Wine Wizards in Stockton.  Come to think of it, I could write an entire blog on the Wine Wizards experience and the characters involved with this fun wine/cheese bistro.

Anyhow, the owner (let's call him "Larry") was a connoisseur of fine wines, cheese and great music.  He typically played jazz and classical music (Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck, et al).  So, one day I stumbled across the Ottmar CD and I have loved his nouveau flamenco style ever since.

Several long time readers of theMangoTimes and lovers of Wine Wizards will appreciate my excitement.  a great gift from a great wife!

I'll write my review next week.

Quietly making noise,

Andy Fletcher

Andy "Fletch" Fletcher has been married for the past 22 years. He and his wife Kendra are the proud parents of five sons and three daughters, all of whom keep them laughing and on their toes. During the day he can be found fixing people's teeth, but in his spare time you can find Fletch stretching out a pair of flip-flops, creating a new pizza recipe, playing the drums, or rescuing a piece of his tie-dye wardrobe from his wife's donation pile. You can find him online where he writes on his personal blog: theMangoTimes and cohosts with his wife on the podcast.