New Falso Baiano CD on its way!

I'm happy to announce that Grupo Falso Baiano's 3rd CD (as of yet untitled), and the CD Release event will be Wed June 21 at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley CA. The CD features many of my compositions, and a handful of samba tunes featuring vocalist Moyseis Marques and Ana Carbatti. Stay tuned..

New Video page

I'm excited to announce my new Video page, added to the site by Joe Chellman of Shoofly Designs!

It's right up there.. no there! Yup.. there you go. Now click...aaaaand away we go to a YouTube playlist.



New Projects, upcoming shows

Year 2016 is off to a good start with a new project, and some great shows on the horizon.

I happy to accounce the arrival of Trio Cordas, a project with violinist Shaina Evoniuk and my long time friend Daniel Fabricant (bass). Trio Cordas performs a mix of Latin music; Brazilian, Cuban, Flamenco and beyond. 

I've also started a duo project with Portland based mandolin virtuoso Tim Connell. Initially conceived as a Brazilian choro duo, we are fast spreading out into other genres as well and discovering a mutual admiration for The Beatles, jazz, and more! We'll be playing in the SF Bay Area and Portland this year.

And Grupo Falso Baiano contines to perform as work on our new album, due out this year. We've recently completed a session at MegaSonic Sound in Oakland and have a bit more before we being mixing.

Hope to see you out there!

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Falso Baiano in new promotional video for Rhythmix

My Brazilian choro project Grupo Falso Baiano was featured in a new promotional video for Alameda based music education/performance center Rhythmix. Here's the video:

YouTube video.


A big thank you!

I just wanted to write with feelings of extreme gratitude for the mountain of folks who came out to the Ricardo Peixoto-Brian Moran duo show at The Red Poppy last Fri March 6. It's always a great feeling to play for a packed a house. Look for future shows with this duo, as well as my other projects (Grupo Falso Baiano, Paloma Negra, and more)

Choro Ensemble launch!

Hi friends - staring in 2015, I will teach a Brazilian choro ensemble class. Class is weekly, on Sunday mornings from 10:30-Noon in El Cerrito.

Please contact me if interested, using the Contact page.

Um abraço

Video - Flamenco guitar

As promised, here is a comparison - albeit not a very apples for apples comparison - of video shot using the Blue Microphone's "Mikey", attached to an iPhone 5. Noticeable improvement in sound quality. 

This is my original composition "Incantation":

Paloma Negra, YouTube videos

In gearing up for my show tomorrow at The Terrace Room with Paloma Negra, I realize how much of my output in recent years is unrecorded, undocumented. So I'm finally getting around to recording and filming things. A friend recently gave me something called "Mikey". It's a quality microphone you attach to a smart phone, made by Blue Microphones, and the results are pretty good. 

Here's something done straight to iPhone:

Comparison audio with Mikey coming soon..

Oh - that Paloma Negra show?

Check out the info on the Shows page

Back from Brazil Camp

Sept 2014 - Having just returned from 2 weeks of teaching and playing with some of my favorite Brazilian musicians in the Russian River paradise of Cazadero, I'm feeling recharged and ready for the end of the year.

California Brazil Camp is hands down the best thing for Brazilian music since..well.. Brazil. If you've never been, I can't recommend it enough. Once upon a time, I had my doubts.  (".. Camp?? For adults?.."). But I'm a convert. Who wouldn't want to be imersed in incredible music, surrounded by virtuosic world class Brazilian music experts situated in an old growth redwood forest?

As for shows, check out my Shows page to find out what's going on. There are some great shows coming up, with various facets of Latin guitar represented (Spain, Brazil, Venezuela, etc).