|ANOTHER AMAZING PERFORMANCE IN CUENCA BY ELECTRIC VIOLINIST GEOFFREY CASTLE|
It poured buckets yesterday afternoon. It even hailed! I looked out my balcony and people were running - dodging the powerful downpour.
Here are some photos that gringotree posted saying it was a "torrential downpour!!!!" http://cuenca-news.gringotree.com/torrential-downpour-causes-havoc-in-cuenca/
In an hour we were having our pre-concert potluck at our place. Who would brave the storm? Well, everyone showed up by 4 pm, with their rain-splattered faces and fabulous dishes. The rains don't stop us here in Cuenca - they just soak us a bit. Actually, we haven't had any downpours for weeks, this being our summer with warm-hot sunny blue-sky days - Brag, Brag!!!! So it's good to have the rains to clean the air and wash the city streets now and then. It was great that everyone was enthusiastic to brave the storm so we could enjoy each other before the rockin' concert! We have friends who know how to WOW each other with their creative dishes. (My foodie friends, I love you!).
We headed down the wet streets of Cuenca to Fish Bon Del Sur. No cabs were available when I called from the apartment. So, "we'll just walk there." Ahhhhh, then a miracle - a cab lady kindly stopped. Three of us climbed in, and the rest of the crowd chose to walk. When we arrived at Fish Bon many people were already there. Then I spotted Wilson, one of my "adorables" who is a practicing musician. He met Geoffrey and Shannon Castle yesterday when they visited his dad's Rancho Hermanos Prado Restaurant in the Cajas (http://boandlindainecuador.blogspot.com/2014/09/el-cajas-national-park-parque-nacional.html) for a day hike and fresh trout dinner. Geoffrey invited Wilson to come to the concert tonight as his guest.
So, not only was the evening a great time shared with our foodie friends, but I had great joy knowing Wilson was joining us to have a fabulous "music" experience. Wilson told me that it was a night he will always remember and that the music talent was "amazing!" Yes, tonight was another fabulous evening listening and dancing to the talent of 6-string electic violinist Geoffrey Castle with the added bonus of Brian Gary and Rubber Biscuit. Cuenca continues to absolutely amaze me - there is always something to do, someone new to meet, and the greatest entertainment times in this fabulous city. I LOVE LIVING IN CUENCA!!
Enjoy the PICTURES I Captured OF
GEOFFREY CASTLE playing with RUBBER BISCUIT
Rick Hubbert greets and presents the amazing Geoffrey Castle.......
|This genius violinist gets right to it - not wasting one second to......|
get our feet a stompin'........
|......and to WOW his audience!|
|He shared with his audience.......|
|......reminiscing about his journey as a musician who moved from NYC and eventually landing in Seattle, Washington (good move!!!!)|
|After playing several captivating solos, it was time to introduce.....|
|.......Brian Gary and Rubber Biscuit!|
|.......Rockin' and jammin' together......|
|....playing tunes from old favorites such as Santana, Rolling Stones, Beatles, and more!!!!!|
|........and the dancing begins!|
|Wilson joins right in......|
|......and also makes new expat friends.|
|Geoffrey has a moment with his wife, Shannon, after she sang him "happy birthday!!!!"|
|One great hit after another....|
|......and we can't stop dancing!!!|
|Another great performance by one passionate and amazingly talented electric violinist!|