Ensemble Duende In Concert

The Mezzanine, Colorado Springs Conservatory, Thursday November 12 6:30PM

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Guitarist/Composer Michael DeLalla with Deborah Schmit-Lobis (piano), Craig Matovich (oboe/English horn/flute) & Phil Norman (cello)

with special guest violinist Enion Pelta-Tiller of Taarka


Ensemble Duende

“The duende, then, is a power, not a work. It is a struggle, not a thought. I have heard an old maestro of the guitar say, ‘The duende is not in the throat; the duende climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet.’” – Federico Garcia Lorca

Duende is the spirit of evocation. It’s what brings forth a physical or emotional response to art, the chill down the spine, the irrepressible sigh, smile or tear when experiencing an expressive artistic performance.

With Ensemble Duende, it’s the very essence of their music, whether drawn from their classical training or the varied traditions found in the music of other cultures, or their intuitive improvisations. It’s a soul-sharing, a most intimate connection between the performers and their audience.

Compositions, arrangements and improvisations from this stellar line-up

MichaelDeLallaGuitar“A Global Journey in Songs & Strings”

with Andrew McKnight & Michael DeLalla


Upcoming Colorado Shows:

SUN. OCT. 4, 7:00 PM COLORADO SPRINGS UU Church High Plains, 1825 Dominion Way

TUE. OCT. 6, 12:30 PM      LONGMONT Front Range Community College, Boulder Co. Campus 2190 Miller Ave., Community Room 1:30 PM:  a special open forum discussion: “Thriving in the Arts: Building a Solid Foundation in Shifting Sands”

TUE. OCT. 6, 7:00 PM FT. COLLINS House Concert, RSVP: lori@wisdomfromlori.com

WED. OCT. 7, 7:00 PM NIWOT CO Left Hand Grange, 195 2nd Ave.

In Concert, Wednesday July 29 7:00 PM (Erie CO) & Sunday August 2 (Boulder CO)

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Guitarist/Composer Michael DeLalla with Deborah Schmit-Lobos (piano), Craig Matovich (oboe/English horn/flute) & Phil Norman (cello)

Compositions, arrangements and improvisations from this stellar line-up

7/29 Rejoice Lutheran Church  3413 Lowell Lane, Erie CO 80516  303-828-3953        Admission: $10

8/2 House Concert, overlooking one of the most beautiful gardens in Boulder. Tea/lemonade, wine, cheese and yummy cookies!

2147 4th St in Boulder, Co 80302 (just so. of the corner of 4th and Pine) Parking along the street. Reservations (Highly recommended): deborah-sl@indra.com  OR 303-517-6612

Admission: $15 with RSVP and seniors, $17 at the garden gate. Kids under 10 FREE! Kids 10-18 $5

Michael’s Summer 2015 Tour Schedule

It’s that time of year when I head to the east coast, a nice mix of concerts, workshops and a few private lessons (I have room for a few more, so hit me up if I’m coming through your town). This year, I’ll have my new book “The Mindful Guitarist” on the sales table. I’m also looking forward to sharing some stage time with some special friends, notably fiddler Carrie Bartsch and singer-songwriter Andrew McKnight.

As usual, I’ll be writing about the tour in ‘Michael’s Blog’, so tune in when you can. You can also read it on Facebook.

Remember when it comes to schedules, things happen…always check with a venue, or drop me a note. Here’s hoping to see you at a show.

See Calendar at right for ticket/reservations/directions for specific shows, or click on links

Friday June 26, Rapid City SD: Hay Camp Brewing Co. with Carrie Bartsch

Sunday June 28, Custer SD: private event, with Carrie Bartsch

Monday July 6-Friday July 17, Stephens City VA: SRGS/PAVAN Guitar workshop

Tuesday July 7, Capon Springs WV Capon Springs Hotel and Farms

Saturday July 11, Philomont VA: Redwood Run House Concert with Andrew McKnight

Sunday July 12, Washington DC The Corner Store

My New Book: The Mindful Guitarist

The Mindful Guitarist will cause you to rethink so many things you thought you knew about music. It’s not just a method book for classical and fingerstyle guitarists, but a profound look at Creative Process. Visit the Buy Music page to order your copy. Available in book form and all of the major ebook platforms.

2014 touring: “A Fingerstyle Guitar Journey” in the Pacific Northwest, East Coast

A great trip to the Northwest, including some mid-tour R & R on the San Juan Islands, then back home to Colorado for a cup of coffee and a load of laundry before packing and leaving for the east coast tour. What a fabulous trip it’s been–be sure to read “Michael’s Blog” for more fun and insights. Now, time to finish the book, then hit the road again…Thanks to all of you who make it out to the shows and buy the music–your support and friendship has my undying gratitude.

2014 Pacific Northwest Tour Dates

Wed June 4    Portland OR: The Historic Old Church

Thu June 5    Lincoln City OR: Lincoln City Cultural Center

Sat June 7    Seattle WA: WORKSHOP: NOT for Guitarists Only: Improvisation as Spontaneous Composition,  Dusty Strings Music Store &  School

Sat June 7    Marysville WA: Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Thu June 12   Enterprise OR: Wallowa Valley Music Alliance Courthouse Concert Series

Fri June 13    Sandpoint ID: Pend d’Oreille Winery

Sat June 14   Worley ID (near Coeur d’Alene Lake): Sun Meadow Resort

Then home for a cup of coffee, and off to the east coast:

Sun June 29 Rockville MD: Glenview Mansion Concert Series

Mon June 30-Fri July 11 Stephens City VA: PAVAN/SRGS Guitar workshop

Tue July 1: Capon Springs WV: Capon Springs Farms and Hotel

Sun July 13: Winchester VA: Reunion concert with The Unfortunate Rakes

Music for St. Patrick’s at Boulder Beer

Fiddler extraordinaire Deb Switzer joins me for an afternoon of jigs, reels, hornpipes and songs from Ireland (and all the Celtic lands).

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In 2014: Spring Tour to the Northwest, Summer Tour to the East Coast

It’s been a few years since I’ve been to the Northwest but I’ll be making concert stops in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington (hoping to also land a Vancouver BC show). Also on the schedule is a pair of workshops at Dusty Strings in Seattle. Then I come home, unpack, do some laundry and head off for an East Coast tour.  Stay tuned for updates and more details–of the shows and workshops, not the laundry.

It’s here: EC’s must listens for 2013

Every year EC culls from the wealth of music she encounters for airplay on her KGNU-FM radio shows “Musica Mundi,” “The Heavy Set” and “Sound Lab.” You’ll find plenty to add to your iPod. Read about the artists and follow links to their music on EC’s Blog.

Summer tour “A Fingerstyle Guitar Journey” concludes with shows in Maine, New York City, Virginia, Michigan

Seven weeks. 8047 miles. Incalculable memories.

I’m back in Colorado after a great summer tour. If you missed my ongoing blog you can still check it out here, at Michael’s Blog—so many good stories! Photos and video coming soon.

After a little time to get re-acclimated to the Front Range I’m back to work on filling the calendar with shows and workshops. I’m way overdue to revisit the West Coast and Northwest—any ideas or offers to host a concert are welcome. I’m also hoping to get to do some shows in the Southern states in the coming year. And finally, I need to schedule some shows right here in Colorado. I’ll keep you posted here on the website.

Documentary “Seeking Wellness” premieres Monday September 23 in Longmont CO—featuring Michael’s Music

“Seeking Wellness”, a new film about holistic medicine by Colorado native Rich Lukon, premieres Monday September 23, 6:00 PM at the Longmont Senior Center. Lukon will host a discussion about his work after the showing. I will be at the premiere, as will those featured in the film. More details to come.

Michael DeLalla’s new CD: “This is How I Disappear” is getting nice press!

“…a sublime and uniquely crafted sonic landscape…DeLalla creates a sonic vibrancy on this CD that is rich, remarkable and revelatory.”                   ©James Filkins/min7th.com

Click here and scroll down for the complete review.

“The musicianship on this album is excellent…[DeLalla] has blended different styles from around the world to create a great artistic atmosphere…”      Greg Bennett/Victory Music

Click here for the complete review.                            

Autumn finds guitarist/composer Michael DeLalla back in Colorado after a summer tour in the mid-Atlantic. Performances were in a variety of settings: solo concerts to celebrate his new release This Is How I Disappear, a show with his longtime partners in Celtic music The Unfortunate Rakes, a concert with National Autoharp Champion Bonnie Phipps, and a two-week guitar workshop. Check back frequently for newly added shows.

Michael DeLalla: Home again, keeping it local for a (little) while


Six weeks. 8711 miles. I don’t think I’ve ever played a more gratifying tour–great venues that let the music sparkle, great audiences to soak it up. I can’t thank enough the wonderful radio and press along the way. And all the extras: plenty of sightings of old friends, lots of new friends, great regional food (I love this part of the job!), plenty of opportunity to soak up the varied cultures that comprise us. Thank you.

Back in Colorado now, with a slate of shows close to home–a great opportunity to connect with my Front Range friends. Check the Events sidebar for updates and more details.

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