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,