Todos Santos Music Festival 2015 – Night 3 – Jan 17

Funny how I sometimes can’t remember what I learned from previous Todos Santos Music Festivals. But it was explained succinctly to me this time: night 1 of the festival, the musicians are a bit jet lagged and disoriented and after the show usually have a blowout get-together party leading to night 2 hangovers and a somewhat less energetic showing. By night 3, every one has had a chance to get acquainted and figure out who would like to play/jam with whom and hence, the 3rd night (Saturday) is usually downright kickass.

And it was!

This time the Jayhawks played before the Old 97′s and even though the Jayhawks rocked a lot more this night, it was a great decision to let the Old 97′s build up energy into La Santa Cecilia closing the weekend. Again I left at 12:30 am due to lingering cold/flu symptoms but I heard Santa Cecilia killed it with a cover of the Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields.” Wish I had been there for that.

Some photos to enjoy.

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Peter Buck

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Kurt Bloch & Peter Buck

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Steve Wynn & Peter Buck

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6th Annual Open Studio Tour Todos Santos – February 7-8, 2015

From the press release:
Art Studio Tour Of Todos Santos- 2015

The Todos Santos 6th Annual Artists Open Studios Tour will be held Saturday and Sunday February 7 and February 8, 2015. 10am – 4pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see and purchase the work of over 30 Todos Santos artists and watch them create in their personal studios and/or galleries.   Most of these artist studios are generally closed to the public and only open for this annual event.  Transportation is required to tour the various studios.  This is the first year we have offered a 2 day event so that art appreciators can spend more time interacting with each artist as well as being able to take in more studios.

The Art Studio Tour  will be held on Feb 7th and 8th, 2015. Your ticket is good for both days and as always will benefit the Children Art and Art Education Programs held weekly at Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C.

Purchase tickets at Art Studio Tour Of Todos Santos- 2015

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Todos Santos 2015 Art Walk Poster

Todos Santos 2015 Music Festival – Night 2 – Jan 16

Long nights, too long for me. I stayed until 12:30 and the last band, La Santa Cecilia, was still jamming big time and I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that other musicians joined them after hours. They are good!

Steve Wynn covered “Isis” again, even better this time. Joseph Arthur did a hip/hop/rap version of “Travel As Equals.” Simply amazing!

This time I converted photos to b/w rather than fight with the awful color casts from the stage lights. Oh yes, it rained a little at the beginning of the show and it’s been cloudy and rain-threatening all day. Hope it stays dry.

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Covered Equipment In The Rain

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Peter Buck Band

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Steve, Peter And Scott

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Todos Santos 2015 Music Festival – Night 1 – Jan 15

It was a good night. The crowd was larger that previous opening nights and the show went off without a hitch. Kev’n Kinney did the MC honors and the night began with Peter Buck and a variety of friends playing. We had permutations of Peter’s band, Minus 5 and almost Baseball Project. Steve Wynn, Kev’n, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, Joseph Arthur and Josh Kantor all took the stage at some point for the opening acts. Steve Wynn covered Bob Dylan’s song “Isis” and it rocked. He needs to cover more Dylan IMO. Ed Kowalczyk played a short set and then we got the high energy, rocking Old 97′s. I had never seen or heard them and they were smoking hot, a hard act to follow.

The Autumn Defense did their best to follow  and the final group of the night was The Jayhawks. I left at midnight and they were still playing. Show started on time at 7 pm.

The stage lighting was very problematic for photography. The other photographer converted all her shots to black and while. Here are a few photos of mine to enjoy.

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Peter Buck Band

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Kev'n Kinney And The Boys

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Josh Kantor

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Todos Santos 2015 EcoFest On January 16

I received an email about this surprise event 2 days ago. Here’s the info and graphics provided.

Come join us on Friday, January 16, 4-8 PM on the Todos Santos Town Plaza and Theater for Eco Expo 2015! Stop by on your way to the Music Festival to see some of the great Baja films that have been made in the last year or so, and meet people running organizations to protect and conserve the natural bounty of Baja. There’s even a video of our Sea Turtle Camp Adventure narrated by LeVar Burton of Reading Rainbow. It’s all totally free, and there’s lots of fun things for kids. We hope to see you there!