National touring guitar duo Patchouli & Terra Guitarra return to Edinboro to perform on Friday, July 29 at the Goodell Gardens & Homestead Summer Music Series at 7 p.m.
Their show reviewed by City Pages as “like taking a Yoga class in a field of running mustangs,” is a concert not to miss. Master guitarist Bruce Hecksel is considered one of the most exciting acoustic lead guitar players of our time. Teamed up with Julie Patchouli, whose crystal pure voice and dynamic percussive guitar sparkle, Patchouli & Terra Guitarra’s sound has been described as “the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel meet the guitar brilliance of the Gipsy Kings”. Nineteen years of non-stop touring has honed this classically trained duo into legendary performers, playing over 3,500 shows.
One of the first one hundred shows this duo played was at Eclectic Etceteras Coffee House in Edinboro. There was an instant spark with the community and they’ve returned several tours playing on EU Campus, a few festivals as well as the coffeehouse events, and last year during Goodell Gardens’ Summer Music Series.
“There simply aren’t words to describe just how excited we are to have Patchouli and Terra Guitarra return to our Summer Music Series,” Goodell Spokeswoman Amber Wellington said. “Julie and Bruce light up the stage anywhere they play, and we are so lucky to have them join us at Goodell Gardens again this year.”
Wellington added that the 2015 show was years in the making, as she and Renee Thayer-Allison, owner of the former Edinboro Coffee House Eclectic Etceteras had been working with Patchouli and Hecksel to find a suitable concert date at Goodell for several years.
Terra Guitarra, Hecksel and Patchouli’s instrumental project, latest album “Firelight” was nominated for “Best Instrumental Album Acoustic of the Year” by the world music broadcasters and Album of the Year by One World Music UK out of over 2,500 albums released in that genre.
This unique concert will be held on July 29 when the duo performs their original blend of folk meets flamenco with their blazing guitars and heartstring tugging lyrics. Patchouli’s energy and chemistry guarantees to make the night an uplifting one of music and art that will leave you uniquely inspired and excited to pick that old guitar back up.
Tickets for the July 29th show are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for kids, and free for members of Goodell Gardens and students at Edinboro University. Big Horn Ranch’s Farm-to-Table Food truck will also be on-site during the event, vending farm fresh meal options.
See and hear the music now at www.patchouli.net and terraguitarra.com
Goodell Gardens is located at 221 Waterford Street (Route 6N), just east of Edinboro’s business district. For more information, visit their website at www.goodellgardens.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (814) 734-6699.