Been Too Busy To Write…but I’m back!

Posted on Jun 21, 2010

this month has been incredible! Great shows that I’ve seen this month have been Silvio Rodriguez who mesmerized the crowd at the Paramount in Oakland…talk about audience participation! The crowd was singing along and shouting out their political comments and expressing their love at this esteemed troubadour who sang beautifully with his prolific and ageless voice. His band was a top notch group of flawless instrumentalists who graced his every tune. On the other side of the spectrum, Cesar “Pupy” Pedroso y Los Que Son Son demonstrated why they were worthy of that name with virtuosity, style, showmanship and non-stop quality modern Cuban dance music. Pedroso in spectacular form, played flawlessly, smiled at the adoring crowds at both Cocomo and Yoshi’s while leading this powerhouse of a band. The front line of Rusdell, El Noro and Michel Perez were fun to watch. Each possessed a great voice to go along with their unique look, grind and dance steps. El Gran Combo kicked off the month with a swinging set at Cafe Cocomo showcasing their new hit “Sin Salsa No Hay Paraiso” and proving once again why they are one of the top Salsa bands in the planet.