Another big surprise for me personally was the music of Kev’n Kinney. Man can he rock! He plays a southern style of rock, heavily influenced by the Allman Brothers. He told me he was from Michigan but spent 20 years rockin’ in the Atlanta area. Could have fooled me – he is very good and gets a crowd roaring and dancing effortlessly.
Kev'n Kinney And Peter Buck - Todos Santos Music Festival 2012
Kev'n Kinney And Minus 5 - Todos Santos Music Festival 2012
On the final night of the 2012 Todos Santos Music Festival, Blake Sennett and The Elected, played the main stage in the plaza. Peter Buck and Chuck Prophet joined in after a few songs.
Blake Sennet, Brittany Smith, Olivia Marisco - The Elected
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Chuch Prophet was one of the pleasant surprises for me. I had never heard his music and the loss was mine. He can play sweet acoustic ballads or ramp it up and jam rock with the best of them. Don’t miss a chance to see him live!
Chuck Prophet Began His Set On Acoustic Guitar
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Everyone should be happy with this news.
Mexican President Calderón was in the Todos Santos area last week to film an opening announcement about the new upgraded highway to Los Cabos. The highway isn’t finished yet but great progress has been made and most of the road (not bridges) should be usable in just a few more months. The project is massive and it’s no wonder it is taking some time to complete. It’s worth the wait – the drive to Cabo will be so much safer, faster and easier with the completed 4 lane upgrades.
Calderón also visited Tijuana where he announced reductions to import tariffs for all of Mexico. These changes could greatly reduce the cost of imported clothing, electronics and alcohol. The following is quote from the La Paz Gringos newsgroup.
Clothing, television screens, appliances, alcohol and 200 other goods will no longer be levied an import tax in Baja California Sur, after the declaration of a Border Economic Zone covering the entire peninsula. On Friday, President Calderon and his economy minister, Antonio Meade signed in Tijuana a decree for the competitiveness and tariff reduction.
With this decree, coupled with the recent release from import duty of 204 other items, products that come not only from America but from Asia may be had at more competitive prices for local merchants. Canned fish, articles for health care, clothing, footwear, big screens, wines and spirits, among others, are products whose tariffs will be reduced and also allow labeling at point of sale and not in the area input allowing further lower marketing costs.
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Local favorites, Flashback, played the big stage on the final night of the 2012 Todos Santos Music Festival. Peter Buck joined in on mandolin and 12 string guitar.
Flashback At 2012 Todos Santos Music Festival With Peter Buck
Flashback (With Peter Buck) - 2012 Todos Santos Music Festival