Grammy-nominated guitar legend at Vilar in Beaver Creek
BEAVER CREEK, Colorado Internationally renowned and Grammy-nominated guitarist Ottmar Liebert is an artist whose music hovers outside of any convenient category. He has gained international popularity for his signature nouveau flamenco style, mixing elements of flamenco with jazz, bossa nova, guitar instrumentalism and countless other genres. In a special performance at the Vilar Center on Saturday, Liebert will celebrate his art with a stripped-down acoustic format and a rich, storytelling style.
Liebert burst onto the music scene in 1990 with a prolific and inspired collaboration with his band Luna Negra. Together, they recorded and released Nouveau Flamenco, the album that proved to be Lieberts breakout it was certified platinum two times in the United States and 10 times as a USA/Latin release. The album featured the stunning Barcelona Nights, and announced Liebert as one of the most talented, influential and creative guitarists and performers to surface in years. It has since become the top-selling guitar album of all time.Since 1990, Liebert has released a total of 22 albums, including live releases, Christmas CDs, 10 CDs of original music, a DVD and remixes. His fans hard core guitarists and guitar fans, instrumental music aficionados and numerous lovers of his often poignant, always inspired sound are ardent in their appreciation. Critical acclaim has been equally fervent, with Billboard magazine honoring him twice as New Age Artist of the Year. From rumba to Bossa Nova to classical to Christmas tunes to lullabies, Liebert has explored and expanded them all, putting his unique stamp and intellectual yet visceral spin to music. He has recorded with Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Nestor Torres and Kenny Loggins and his latest release, La Semana, is the first album in five years to feature all-new instrumental compositions.With a style described as haunting in its beauty and depth, Lieberts guitar prowess sets him apart from any other artist in his genre. It also lends itself perfectly to the improvisational, acoustic format of his show at the Vilar Center. Tickets for Ottmar Liebert are $50 and are available by calling the Vilar Center Box Office at 845-TIXS or by visiting http://www.vilarpac.org.