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Ruth and Max Bloomquist in Concert at Wendy and Steve Edmond’s House
The concert was staged in a beautiful setting
on a hill above Chapala.
As the audience collected, they enjoyed both the scenery, the company
and the sangria,
but Ruth’s beautiful mellow voice rivaled the scenery and the sangria!
Max contributed bass and backup vocals.
Becky sang a few songs,
As did Mark.
There were a few faces from the past
as well as a lot of new faces in the crowd.
An intermission gave them a chance to all get acquainted, after which Ruth and Max held us all in thrall again.
Once the concert was supposedly over, Steve built a fire
and the party went on for a few more hours more
with various members of the audience pulling out their own guitars
and presenting their own music
Mark sang a few more as well.
Ruth and Becky, who have sung together at times for 40 years did a few duets
Lach and Becky sang their rendition of my favorite ever Aussie song, “Wonthaggi,”
All-in-all, a magical afternoon and evening.
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A beautiful setting, great music. After most of the people went home, Steve lit a fire and a number of music makers who had been in the audience took turns presenting music. Lach picked me up at 1 because me car was in the repair shop.. I finally got home again about 9:30… Long, fun day. I made the sangria.. and read a few poems.
Ruth and Max will be presenting one more concert before they leave Mexico. The next concert will be at the home of Dan and Cheryl Dower-Laff, #40 Codonices, Chapla Haciendas 2, Tuesday, February 28th at 5:00 PM. Get information and RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read about Ruth and Max, even listen to them, on their website HERE.
Thanks, Becky, for beautifully organizing both of these concerts!!!
Thanks so much for shearing this with us. Here in Austin we have similar such “House Concerts” and they also are always something much more enjoyable than just the entertainment of the Music that one receives in a more “official” concert on an enclosed stage~!
Max & Ruth are from my neck of the woods. My ex-husband knows them, not sure how. You’re right, the setting is fabulous. That tree! Wow!
My friend Becky has known Ruth for longer than Max has. She used to live in Michigan and frequently sang with Ruth. Becky and her husband Lach were neighbors in Boulder Creek, CA who came to visit me in Mexico and ended up buying a house and moving here! They invited Ruth and Max down and arranged the concerts. Small world. Turns out there were 8 people from Boulder Creek at the concert!!! They’ve been showing up in droves down here…They’ve had so many disasters there in the past few years: earthquake, fire, floods, landslides. Now they are having unusually cold winters…So sad as it is an amazingly beautiful place with cool people…
That’s very interesting how things fell into place for the concert. I had no idea that CO was having so many natural disasters there. The news never talks about it. That’s really unfortunate.
Aha.. we lived in Boulder Creek, CA, near Santa Cruz… and I didn’t know any of the people from there who were at the concert until the past 6 months…
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And.. my husband was from Royal Oak, Michigan..suburb of Detroit.
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Cool! I went there to a theater once to see the musical group, Cake. Looks like a nice little community around the theater.
Wow – I wish I were there.