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Blues @ the Arboretum

  • Mountain Top Arboretum 4 Maude Adams Road Tannersville, NY, 12485 United States (map)

“In the old days, a singing voice could make you fall in love. One of my favorite artists who can still pull off this trick is Camila Meza. [...] A bouquet of flowers from an artist with big things ahead of her.” - Jazz Wax

Effervescent acoustic indie pop, blues, jazz, and world music collide in a virtuosic double guitar display when Chilean guitarist and vocalist Camila Meza joins with Cape Town-based guitarist Derek Gripper. Original works alongside Malian kora standards, Brazilian classics, and more are in store as the two master guitar players take to the arboretum for an afternoon of sunshine, foliage & blues.

Admission: Suggested donation $10


About Camila Meza:
The New York Times has described her as "A bright young singer and guitarist with an ear for music of both folkloric and pop intention, Camila Meza has connected with a strong peer group since moving to New York from her native Santiago, Chile, in 2009" and adds “"Ms. Meza brings an appealing combination of lightness and depth to all the material, singing in a bright, clear voice against the agile stir of a first-­rate band. Her improvising, on electric or acoustic guitar, is serious business . . ." Read more

About Derek Gripper:
Derek Gripper is a classical guitarist who has taken a unique path. As a South African classical musician he found limited by the music of the traditional classical guitar and so went on a journey through different musical styles, returning always to the guitar to find ways of bringing what he learned onto the instrument. Read more

Earlier Event: July 28
Live @ Last Chance