Modern Flamenco/World Music and Award Winning Artist Ottmar Liebert’s New CD ‘Dune’ on Top Amazon 200! Final Days of 60 City Spring and Summer Tour

Share Article

A modern master of contemporary flamenco guitar winds up a 60 date tour in the U.S. and Canada

Ottmar Liebert Photo by Joe Mozden

"This multi platinum and gold recording artist is a stunning performer and always a surprise."

‘No rain in this music, just poetic sunshine at midnight’ - Culture Court

August 16, 2012 - There is a change in the weather and sound for Ottmar Liebert’s new release entitled ‘Dune.’ Magic men are said to be drawn to the desert sands. Sometimes they come as sculptors like Christo that put up strange and beautiful environments that inspire. Sometimes they come as Native American medicine men or old Japanese Kyoto masters to meditate and postulate. And sometimes, just plain and simple great artists disguised as guitar players. Liebert’s new release “Dune” sits firmly in the crosshairs of it all. Random beauty – airy, rhythmic and sometimes funky; sounds to put you inside of full and empty spaces, at the same time. Ottmar is always exceptionally brilliant and mysterious, but....

Ottmar has been nominated for 5 Grammy’s and has multiple Gold and Platinum records ( He has sold millions of records across the globe. This skilled practitioner of contemporary flamenco guitar is always a surprise. He plays with lots of textures in this set – contrasting traditional and electric instruments and adding accordion, Memphis bass lines, trumpets and a drum machine – in addition to lots of percussion. This release features Ottmar on acoustic and electric guitars; Jon Gagan on acoustic upright bass, electric bass guitars, and keyboards, including clavinet; Char Rothschild on accordion; Robby Rothschild on percussion (Chris Steele on Track 14).

Ottmar adds “I’m following the idea of contrasting traditional and electric instruments like we did on the ‘Opium’ release. There are also beautiful treatments and sound design by Andrew Gaskins on three tracks. For the opening track, ‘Fallin In’ (to a dream), for example, I sent Andrew single notes and chords I played on my guitar, which he then stretched and manipulated. (See Ottmar’s Diary on this project at

Ottmar plays with an Arabic scale he found on the internet on track #3 ‘Horse’, switches between rumba and a 6/8 beat on ‘Shadow’, records a beautiful piece in 5/4, track #11 ‘Five Clouds, Lenticular’, and trades melodies with the accordion on track 9, ‘Smoke’ (while Jon plays three basses and a clavinet) - the influences on this project cover the globe, and take you there.

Ottmar: "I wanted to play guitar melodies that sounded 'sung'. For some reason I kept thinking about old jazz and pop crooners. So I sang almost every melody first and then figured out how to play it on guitar."

15 tracks... 13 really, as the first and the last are brief mood locators, in-and-out within the mysterious world of night and shadow. Flamenco noir, a dreamscape... Track 02, ‘Shadow’, Track 03, ‘Horse’, Tracks 04 and 05, ‘Bridge 1 and 2’, and so on as the narrative declares its nocturnal mystery. A horse, a desert, a moon... swirling sand and spiraling smoke and there it is, "the place of power", the Dune.

That’s the thing about Ottmar – as you listen, the environment seems to change and the music projects you into a different space. The dreamscape starts and creates room for your own ‘Dune’ encounter.

Time to come play in the sand with us this Summer / Tour Dates:
JULY 2012         
July 24, 2012 – Tuesday    Bing Crosby Theater    Spokane, WA
July 25, 2012 – Wednesday     Season’s Performance Hall    Yakima, WA
July 26, 2012 – Thursday    Tower Theater     Bend, OR
July 27, 2012 – Friday    Alberto Rose Theater    Portland, OR
July 28, 2012 – Saturday    The Triple Door    Seattle, WA
July 29, 2012 – Sunday    The Triple Door    Seattle, WA
July 30, 2012 – Monday    Rogue Theater    Grants Pass, OR
AUGUST 2012         
August 1, 2012    Napa Valley Opera House     Napa, CA
August 2 – Thursday    Yoshi’s    San Francisco, CA
August 3 – Friday    Yoshi’s    San Francisco, CA
August 4– Saturday    Yoshi’s     San Francisco, CA
August 5 – Sunday    Orange County Fair    Costa Mesa, CA
August 6 – Monday    Soho    Santa Barbara, CA
August 8 – Wednesday    Harlow’s     Sacramento, CA
August 9 – Thursday    Livermore PAC    Livermore, CA
August 11, – Saturday    Anthology    San Diego, CA
August 12, – Sunday    Anthology    San Diego, CA
August 18 – Saturday    Soiled Dove    Denver, CO
August 19 – Sunday    Belly Up    Aspen, CO
August 22 – Wednesday    Granada Theater    Austin, TX
August 24 – Friday    One World Theater    Austin, TX
August 25 – Saturday    Dosey Doe    Houston, TX

Katrina Markarian ~ 707.578.6728 ~ 707.480.3373 Cell ~ Katrina(at)pressandrelease(dot)biz
Gaynell Rogers ~ 530.265.2623 ~ 415.298.1114 ~ Gaynell(at)pressandrelease(dot)biz

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Gaynell Rogers
Harborside Health Center
(415) 298-1114
Email >

Samantha Campos
Harborside Health Center
(510) 388-4991
Email >
Visit website