ACOUSTIC GUITARIST CIRO HURTADO FROM PERU HAS UNIQUE SOUND
Los Angeles Blues
In a world where there are quite a few Latin-styled acoustic-guitar players, Ciro Hurtado stands out with a unique style, probably because he is from Peru and has traditional indigenous folk-music influences from deep in the heart of the Andes Mountains and Peruvian jungle rain-forest.
On his new album, LOS ANGELES BLUES, Hurtado, of course, works in other influences since he now lives in California. So you might hear a little classical, new age, jazz and rock mixed into his licks and progressions, but you will not hear the nouveau-flamenco sound that so many play.
He has recorded many albums over the past few decades, both solo and with his group Huayucaltia. He also has played with and recorded with Strunz and Farah. Hurtado has won awards, produced other acts and done film soundtrack work. This guy has paid his dues, and all the miles he has logged are evident in his playing where they surface as deep feelings and emotions that canít be faked. This is music recommended for all lovers of acoustic guitar playing.