2016 Ecuador travel blog


Host Rick Hubbert



Rick Hubbert hosts house concerts when he finds great musicians living or visiting Cuenca.

Rick’s Café Americana

If you have not heard Matej, an amazing blues harmonica player from the Czech Republic, play the harmonica and sing the blues, you are in for quite a treat. Matej played one of my previous concerts and rocked the house with his down-home Mississippi style blues. In 2009, Matej was honored with the HOHNER Newcomer Award. Following this honor, he performed at the World Harmonica Festival in Trossingen, Germany. In 2011 Matej wrote the groundbreaking and comprehensive book "School of Blues Harp" for the prestigious Czech publisher Powermusic. Matej has shared the stage with many legends including Johnny Winter, Louisiana Red, David Evans, Steve Baker, and Marc Breitfelder

Traveling South America, Matej recently headlined the international blues festival in Quito, Ecuador.

Matej brings a joy and energy to all of his shows. Be prepared to have a really fun time.

Matej with be joined by Cuenca’s Yayo Ugarte on percussions. And as a special treat, superb guitarist Rafa from Argentina will join the band with his awesome mastery of the guitar.

Check out YouTube video from one of their previous performances: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwFWAGw0xJI

Dinner catered by Grits Catering on the 4th floor terrace. As this is an outdoor venue, dress in layers. We have a tent to cover all guests, with fire tables and extra blankets should the Cuenca weather turn cool in the evening.

Donation $20 to compensate the musicians and the catering company.

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