Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band is a Spanish music and Nuevo Flamenco ensemble that will take you on a musical journey across Spain and more. Imagine Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin combined with Rodrigo y Gabriela. An eclectic evening of music, all done in the band’s signature flamenco style.

Ed Stephenson

7:00PM

Canadian guitarist and Alanna recording artist Ed Stephenson’s virtuosity extends throughout the Classical Spanish, Flamenco, and Flamenco Fusion genres. His Paco Band ensemble combines the raw emotion of Flamenco with the lyrical beauty of Classical Spanish and Nuevo Flamenco music. This soulful and technically brilliant group will simply dazzle you with their genre expanding compositions. The Classical Voice of North Carolina praised their album “Esencia” stating, “It has all the characteristics and virtuosity of traditional flamenco guitar but falls outside – or perhaps expands upon – the limited traditional flamenco harmonies and structure. You find influences such as bossa nova or Latin, rock, jazz, swing and salsa, and others.”

Legendary producer/manager Ray Williams (Elton John, Jeff Lynn,) was the creative force behind their latest album “Rosamaria”. This passionate and technically brilliant CD is not limited to traditional flamenco guitar virtuosity. It has splashes of shredding electric guitar in “Malaguena” haunting and pristine vocals in “Agua Dulce” and a styling reminiscent of Rodrigo y Gabriela in “De Casualidad”

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