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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Cruzing with Edgar

The only thing that's really wrong with Labor Day weekend is when it's over you're right back to laboring again. But Southern Man did have an opportunity for some additional relaxation when reknown guitarist Edgar Cruz dropped by his place of employ for a Tuesday evening concert. It was just terrific. If you've never heard him play, it's well worth an evening of your time. He did a number of favorites from his many CDs, took a break (during which I purchased four CD and got them all autographed by Mr. Cruz), and then took requests (including mine, which he strung together into a sort of medley) and then ended the show with the Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs Of All Time. That alone was worth the cost of admission. Which was free, but you know what I mean.

Cruz is a "fingerstyle" guitarist and doesn't use a pick. His fingernails are as hard as...well, nails. You know how difficult it is to get that stupid plastic shrinkwrap off of a new CD? He just sliced them in half with a fingernail. It's like a super-power or something. That was almost as amazing as watching him play guitar.

Southern Man is a regular shopper at's used marketplace, but the best way to get Edgar Cruz CDs is at his web site. So please go buy some right now, and tell him Southern Man sent cha.


At Friday, September 08, 2006, Blogger neighborsgrrl said...

Does he have anything on itunes? Just curious.

Sounds like you had a great labor day weekend -- I was enjoying seriously sunny San Diego. Although the one day I go kayaking and snorkeling is the day that the Croc Hunter got stabbed in the heart by a stingray. Oh well, all I saw were leopard sharks and assorted sardines, and other small fish.


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