This concert, celebrating the 65th anniversary of Pimentel Guitars and presented in partnership with Pimentel Music, is a tribute to the late master guitar makers Lorenzo Pimentel and Agustin Pimentel.
The ninth in the NHCC‘s Pimentel Music Series, it will feature acclaimed guitarists in genres ranging from classical to popular to jazz to folk to flamenco, with a line-up including Mariachi Tenampa, Gustavo Pimentel, Dan Lambert and the Creatures of Habit, Ambrose Rivera with Trio Bravo, Harry Irizarry, John Truitt, James Crabtree, Cali Hughes, Gerardo Pérez Capdevila, the Cibola Quartet, Up a Creek, Dennis Hatfield, Ken Gilman, Jerry Robbins and the Mungos, the Out to Nowhere Jazz Band, and the Watermelon Mountain Jug Band.
The concert will be followed by an after-party at Garduño‘s Restaurant, Hotel Albuquerque.
Founded by Lorenzo Pimentel, Pimentel & Sons Guitar Makers has become known around the world for the custom creation of stringed instruments unparalleled in craftsmanship and beauty. The family has a history of handing down its talents through generation to generation, both through music and guitar-making and through giving back to the community. Pimentel & Sons has received numerous awards including the New Mexico Governor‘s Award, Connecticut Mutual‘s Blue Chip Enterprise Award, the U.S. Leadership Outreach Award, the Innovative Albuquerque Award, and the Pimentel family‘s creations and innovations are displayed in New Mexico museums.
Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family‘s musical traditions with Michael J. Ronstadt (younger brother of Linda) and his sons, Michael G. and Petie D. Multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right, they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage while offering innovative original material. In 2012, three veteran musicians— Alex Flores, Sam Eagon, and Aaron Emery— came on board to form the six-piece ensemble Ronstadt Generations y Los Tucsonenses (the Tucsonians). Playing tenor saxophone, bass, and drums, respectively, Alex, Sam, and Aaron add a colorful dimension to an already powerful presentation that respects tradition while exploring innovation. The ensemble‘s albums include Prelude (2012) and Epilogue (2014).Presented in partnership with Pimentel Music, this is the eighth concert in the Pimentel Music Series. It will be followed by an after-party at Hotel Albuquerque.