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Folias at Wayne State University

Last month we had the privilege to give a concert and a lecture on how we have made successful careers as DIY musicians at the Wayne State University Music Department. Over the years we have done many things as a duo, from playing tango music for milongas, to playing concerts. Also making CD’s, and booking international and national tours.…

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Gigs in California

We just spent a lovely 11 days playing gigs in California: San Diego, San Pedro, Ventura, Altadena, Sonoma, and Oakland. We played for milongas hosted by local organizers who had us also give musicality workshops for dancers. Along the way we also played some concerts where we featured our original music from Viewpoints. We would like…

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Pickin at Luckenbach

We met some lovely musicians by accident who were playing for a food and wine event at Becker Vineyards last week. They are called ShAnnie, a multi-instrumental composer/performer duo made up of Shan Kowert and Annie Acton. We hit it off immediately and they soon invited us the next day to the famous Luckenback pickers…

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Rustic Thanksgiving

Rustic Thanksgiving Recipes MENU Turkey, Stuffing, Potatoes, Cranberries Day before Pick up fresh turkey from Rakowski farms. Rinse turkey, then salt.  Separate wings from the rest of the turkey. Wrap body and wings separately in plastic. Make Cranberry sauce with 2 lbs fresh local cranberries, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves. Put all ingredients in pan and boil until berries pop. Sweeten…

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Composing in Cabrales

This last week we stayed in the Picos de Europa national park in Cabrales, a county in Asturias Spain. If you have heard of Cabrales it is probably an association with the super stinky cheese from Spain. This famous “queso de cabrales” is a raw milk blue that is aged for three-six months in one of the…

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