We’ve told you in the past few days about the great vocal talent coming to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo for January 27 & 28 for the Blues & Rock Festival. We’ve already featured Chris Ghidoni, Joseph Leal, and Torke Ross.
Today we’re very pleased to feature, Isidoro Negrete Reynoso, a man whose lifetime of performances has been dedicated to presenting the Blues. Through vocals, harmonica, and guitar. His Mexico City-based band is called The Blues Machine…La Maquina del Blues. Through his weekly internet radio program presenting the lives and music of great blues performers, past and present.
And very much a Big Heart. His wife Susanna and him operate a small animal rescue shelter and take in many homeless street dogs and street cats in Mexico City and give them the best in medical treatment and food.
And here’s Isidoro with a great-sounding harmonica solo from a Mexico City concert in 2018 that we caught live on video.
Advance Tickets For the January 27 & 28 Weekend With Guaranteed Seating And Tables Are On Sale Online At Our Festival Tickets Page Here On This Site, And In Person At The Venues In Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo.
We know Kristel, she knows Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and our Audience, and we highly respect her musicianship and so do other musicians. We mentioned David Gogo and Charlie Jacobson of Canada in that breath. So we had no fear about her bringing musical Friends from Morelia!
Friends like Oralia Band possibly. She mentioned them to us yesterday as the talking about how to best put this together continues. What do you think folks? Wow, this video was very impressive. And we’re not that easily impressed.
We’ll keep talking to Kristel and let you know soon what the final lineup of Friends might look like. But count on it to be rockin’ and lots of fun. An international lineup. And music and performers and show concepts you can’t just go and hear any day you want. Always! That’s who we are!
Our Co-Chairs Were Out And About. Ken Ristau is out on a fishing trip, he’s quite the expert by now on fishing here, but he promised to come back with a Great Fishing Trip deal with his recommended Captain and Boat for anyone who buys a Ticket or Passes to one of our 2023 Events. Watch for it! Aury Palacios is out visiting her 97-year-old father past Lazaro and doing some of her own Viva la Vida stuff…the longevity of many Mexicans amazes me. The Tequila and Mezcal maybe?
Wanted to keep moving forward. So off I (Bob Rempel) went to Ricardo’s Friday morning during his busy breakfast period. Got the Banners over there, got them up, and got some great photos of the banners and the venue for you. See the Gallery Below.
Feeling the urgency to get the word out to all the tourists now that will be visiting during our January or are thinking about it. Beach, Warm Weather, Cold Drinks. Rockin’ Blues & Rock. In January When It’s Cold Everywhere Else. What’s Not To Like?
Counting down the days quickly now until our first show Friday, January 20 at Ricardo’s place at Villas Paraiso before we head over to Madana Restaurant and Bar for a big Saturday night in Zihua on January 21. New music each night. No show is repeated. Unique events Can’t say that enough. View The Schedule Of Events,, When And Where Here.
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Our Email Contact List Got This Earlier This Morning. A Special Promo For November 2022 Only. “Rock’nBluesNovember” On Top Of The 2023 & 2024 Buy One Fest Pass 2023-Get A Free Fest Pass For 2024 BOGO. More To Tell Them Soon. Things Keep Getting Better As We Say In The Email Update.
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Here’s The Email News for November 18, 2022
Good morning amigas y amigos. We promised to stay in touch and let you know first about our plans for 2023.
In November so we can increase our small Fundraising Budget and do more at the Fest.
You are truly a “Club Member” Member of the Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise Club Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. A “Big Heart”.
Membership Reward For You. No Cost. Special Limited Edition Mug To Remember The Place We All Call “Paraiso” And A Great Event. 300 Peso Value.
For Those Who “Join The Club In November”. Plus 1 free entry to the fundraising draw for the Large Framed Wall Print with the same image.
We’re very grateful for your help. Thank you!
We want to tell you we’re pleased with how it has come together so far. We’re optimistic about the future and being able to build the event. Already starting to book 2024 Performers who want to join us Great promo on a 2024 Fest Pass…libre as in free, for every 2023 Fest Pass Purchase. First 25.
What’s A Blues-Rock Fest Without A Harmonica Or Two? Answer: Not Even Close To Being As Good As It Can Be.
Today We Are Very Pleased To Tell You That A Great Friend of our Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festivals and Events, With Us In Ixtapa-Zihua and Mexico City Before, Isidoro Negrete Reynoso of Mexico City Will Be With Us On January 26-29, 2023 In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico. We Know His Harmonica, His Deep Love Of The Blues, His Attitude, His Big Heart, And His Love For The Street Animals Will Make Our Fest So Much Better And That’s Why We Are So Glad He Is Returning To Join Us.
ISIDORO NEGRETE BLUES HARMONICA
Isidoro Negrete is a pioneering musician of the blues harmonica in Mexico City, his musical career begins in 1970. He has played the harmonica and guitar in renowned groups in the rock and blues scene such as: Gin Fría Blues Band, Hangar Ambulante, Ernesto de León, Rockers, Hot Jam Blues, Foliage, Lira and Roll, Extraño Brew, Blues Union, Rod Levario House Blues, All-Star Blues from Mexico, La Rambla and Blues Machine. He has accompanied leading blues figures from Chicago and Texas such as Billy Branch, Demetria Taylor and Paul Orta and shared the Stage with Canned Heat when they were recently in Mexico City. He is the creator of the intro and guitar solo of the famous song “MARIA” by the Mexican rock band: LIRA N ROLL. Isidoro also hosts a weekly online radio show featuring “Blues Greats” and is a tireless worker in keeping the blues and blues-rock alive in Mexico and everywhere. He and his wife Susanne and family have big hearts for animals and have a small Street Animal Rescue Shelter in their home and give help to many dogs and cats from the streets of Mexico City.
https://fb.watch/fF9HQpqVnc/ Isidoro Negrete Reynoso Video from a Saturday afternoon 2018 performance in Mexico City. 1 Minute Of Harmonica Magic. Must See!
From a December 2021, Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Event In Mexico City.
We conclude by saying “What’s Better Than One Harmonica At A Blues Rock Fest”?. Two Harmonicas, of course. We’ll Tell You More About Charley Blues from Morelia, Mexico who is part of the 7 member performer team for the 3 Kings Tribute Show we are featuring as a Headlining Show for the 2023 Fest soon.