10,000 Butterflies

02011-03-08 @ 12:03

That is the result of my first video edit. I combined a video of me playing “This Spring Release 10,000 Butterflies”, a song from the album One Guitar, with images from the slideshow that usually accompanies my solo performances.

Spring USA

02011-02-23 @ 08:02

We added two nights in Minneapolis.

OL – Flamenco Guitar
Jon Gagan – Fretless Bass Guitar + Keyboard
Michael Chavez – Drumkit
Houman Orei – Percussion

May 03 – Fall River MA – Narrows Center for the Arts
May 04 – Ogunquit ME – Jonathan’s
May 05 – Boston MA – Scullers
May 06 – Londonderry NH – Tupelo Music Hall
May 07 – New York NY – BB Kings
May 08 – White River Junction VT – Tupelo Music Hall
May 10 – Annapolis MD – Ramshead
May 11 – Alexandria VA – Birchmere
May 12 – Norfolk CT – Infinity Hall
May 13 – Ridgefield CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
May 14 – Bay Shore NY – Boulton Center
May 15 – Sellersville PA – Sellersville Theater
May 18 – Minneapolis MN – Dakota Jazz Club
May 19 – Minneapolis MN – Dakota Jazz Club

Europe in Spring

02011-01-17 @ 22:01

Mar 22 – Riga, Latvia – The Great Guild Hall – Info
Mar 24 – Freiburg, Germany – Jazzhaus
Mar 25 – Ghent, Belgium – Handelsbeurs
Mar 27 – Munich, Germany – Carl Orff Saal
Mar 28 – Hannover, Germany – Pavillon
Mar 29 – Cologne, Germany – Kulturkirche
Mar 30 – Mainz, Germany – Frankfurter Hof
Apr 01 – Istanbul, Turkey – Jazz Cafe
Apr 02 – Istanbul, Turkey – Jazz Cafe
Apr 04 – Athens, Greece – Badminton Theater – Info
Apr 06 – Trento, Italy – Teatro Sociale – Info
Apr 07 – Trescore Balneario, Italy – Teatro Nuovo – Info
Apr 08 – Piangipane, Italy – Teatro Sociale – Info

January in Florida

02010-12-29 @ 08:12

Luna Negra Quartet:
OL – Flamenco Guitar
Jon Gagan – Fretless Bass Guitar + Keyboard
Michael Chavez – Drumkit
Houman Orei – Percussion

Jan 20 – Orlando FL – Plaza Thater – website
Jan 21 – Lake Worth FL – Duncan Theater – website
Jan 22 – Clearwater FL – Capitol Theater/Ruth Eckerd – website

You pay your singers?

02010-12-06 @ 08:12

You pay your singers?
A brilliant little video!

Bluefin Tuna

02010-11-17 @ 11:11

Bluefin tuna protection system ‘full of holes’

THE SCALES FALL – Is there any hope for our overfished oceans?

Bluefin Tuna Black Market: How A Runaway Fishing Industry Looted The Seas

You can make your voice heard here.

Red and Blue

02010-11-02 @ 11:11

Photo by Matt Callahan from his Flickr stream.

Four Years Ago

02010-10-31 @ 05:10

Playing guitar for the kids at the Zhechen monastery college.


02010-10-21 @ 06:10

My apologies to those who were looking forward to seeing our performance at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque last month. When my manager found out that the promoter and beneficiary of the benefit concert, CFF, had not even informed the media of the concert two weeks before it was supposed to happen, had not bought any advertising, basically had done none of the things that they had promised and agreed to… she cancelled the show. The only people who had purchased tickets up to that point were people who had found out about the concert through our mailing list or from this Diary.

We are not a cancel-happy group. In over twenty years of touring we have cancelled only three shows.

Last Week

02010-10-21 @ 06:10

Solo in November

02010-09-20 @ 15:09

Solo Concerts in November
Nov 11 – New York NY – Blue Note
Nov 12 – New York NY – Blue Note
Nov 13 – New York NY – Blue Note
Nov 14 – New York NY – Blue Note
Nov 24 – San Diego CA – Anthology
Nov 26 – San Francisco CA – Razz Room
Nov 27 – San Francisco CA – Razz Room
Nov 28 – San Francisco CA – Razz Room

Concert cancelled

02010-09-20 @ 09:09

Due to a situation beyond our control, the benefit concert at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque, on September 30th, has been cancelled. UNM/Popejoy will issue refunds.

Intimacy through Practice | Buddhist Geeks

02010-09-13 @ 12:09

Here is the interview I did with Buddhist Geeks.

Benefit Concert for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

02010-08-31 @ 13:08

Ottmar Liebert – Tour Schedule: Benefit Concert for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
OL + Luna Negra at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque on September 30th.
You can buy tickets here – select “Search by Event” field and scroll down to Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra.

Michael Chavez on Drums

02010-08-11 @ 17:08

From Matt Callahan’s Flickr stream.

Spontaneous order on the road

02010-08-11 @ 10:08

Marginal Revolution: Spontaneous order on the road
Here’s a video of a small town in Britain that turned its traffic lights off.  Order ensued.


02010-08-10 @ 11:08

More excellent photos by Matt, from his Flickr stream.

San Diego

02010-07-12 @ 13:07

Yesterday I changed the set list again, and it was quite an improvement! Everything flowed much better, and our performance at Humphrey’s was a blast. A full house, a guitar that stayed in tune, a great audience, a well-oiled professional venue, the improved set list, and a band that stayed creative throughout the concert. Great fun! It was our twentieth anniversary of performing here, as we opened at Humphrey’s for the late Michael Hedges in the Summer of 1990.

I love this shot by Matt:

You can find more pics from tour in Matt’s excellent Flickr photostream.

Yesterday’s set list was:

New Untitled
Cedar Smoke
Dancing Alone
Santa Fe
Empty Fields
Tokyo After Midnight
Garden at Dusk
Heart Still/Beating
Sixteen Hours
On the Road to Shiraz/2 the Night
La Luna
Backwards Firefly
Future Green
Barcelona Nights


02010-07-08 @ 12:07

[aiming a video camera] …at anything doesn’t collect what is meaningful to me. I need someone to gather it in with all their senses, mix it round in their head, and make it over into words.

Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Cuarto Centenario

02010-07-07 @ 16:07

This year we celebrate Santa Fe’s 400th Anniversary:

Grand Ball Celebration
The Grand Ball celebration will be held at the historic Bishop’s Lodge Resort & Spa. The evening celebrations start with entertainment by the internationally known guitarist, Ottmar Liebert. Followed by dinner, dancing, silent auction (art pieces by 12 of Santa Fe’s well known santeros and santeras) and finally, the raffle drawing of the Rev. Msgr. Jerome y Alire’s vintage 1967 Restored VW Beetle with 2nd prize: 2 nights at Bishops Lodge, 3rd prize: original painting by artist Greg DeLucca, 4th prize: white cultured freshwater pearl necklace by Carrie Lynn Korzak. Tickets are $125 each and may be purchased by contacting Wanda Vint @ wanda.vint@cbsfa.org or 505-989-9102. ONLY 300 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD.

I decided to do this performance on August 7th with the band.

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