Posts Tagged ‘ band ’

Gavino & Kike

I wasn’t sure what to post next. Opportunity presented itself last night. I went to my very talented friend’s gig @ Mezcal’s in San Jose. We both did what we love. He played and I sketched and listened. Given I came in kinda late but I still managed to put few lines in. Gavino plays just about any string instrument under the sun – guitar, vihuela, sitar, ukalele, etc… I heard him play sitar once, which moved me very deeply, I am looking forward to sketching that up sometime. With him and his buddies (Enrique and Jose) jam away every Tuesday. If anyone of you likes spanish, latino, improv music come down to Mezcal downtown San Jose every Tuesday night – I believe it starts @ 7pm.

Kike is on the left and Gavino is on the right I didn’t have the time to manifest Jose (bass) :/. All that you see is about 30 min worth on Bienfang 360 and bk ballpoint. Enjoy.



“dream on”-Steven Tyler

This is post 2 of the Rock Star series of portrait paintings.  Steven Tyler was painted for my very close cousin Catrina, who has the painting hanging in her home.  As well, I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to hang the first print of this painting in Steven Tyler’s dressing room back in 2002 @ Shoreline Amphitheater.  Prior to him going on stage he called my house and I spoke with him for several minutes! Really him!   He called to thank me for the gift ( I gave him the print that hung in the dressing room), so he now owns print 1.   I thought it was a friend playing a joke, but no, he said….”this is f***ing Steven Tyler man!”  I then spoke with his band manager several time after that, regarding Tyler buying the original from me.  We planned to meet up when they were in town, I kept in contact with them for a few years, but have since lost contact.  Hopefully he still has the print…I like to think its hanging in his house somewhere.   If your watching our Lineweights page Steven Tyler…hit me up!  Enjoy.