It looks like it was yesterday when we began this adventure of Pueblos Blancos but today when I was checking our web site I found that it was since October 2016, right after our first festival happened, that I did not write much more in our web about it.
So, the first adventure happened on September 2016, and one year after we repeated the festival with new bands and much better logistics in September 2017. On September 2018, we did our third Pueblos Blancos Music Festival and now we are less than 3 weeks for the next one. This year will happen in August for its first time.
Our festival became a solid one over these years and we are very proud of it. Many adventures happened, many strong relations between musicians were built. bands from Spain went already to Austin, some performed during SXSW. Other bands from Texas came to Spain and played gigs pre and post festival with local musicians, shared their gears and music and a big family of musicians was created. The past edition we had musicians who came from Australia and Costa Rica, and the festival became an international one. Still focus on jazz, blues, rock and roll, country and tex mex music!
We at performinspain are so proud to being behind it since it was created . If you want to have some fun, we will suggest to go over our web site http://www.pueblosblancosmusicfestival.org and visit the web and see some pictures about this unique encounter of american music in Europe.
It has been almost two weeks over that the first Pueblos Blancos Music Festival happened in the white villages in Andalusia. Phil Plata is back in Austin, Juan is back working down in Montejaque and I am back in Madrid. We need to enjoy some free time to think if we will be ready again for next year´s edition or this was just a dream that happened once in a lifetime.
Our goal to create an international encounter where musicians coming from all over the world to play their music and participate in this cultural exchange was an incredible success beyond all expectations, where during the four days of the festival the bands performed in different pueblos and venues each day. Local bands participated as well and supported from the very beginning with the extra backline needed.
The dream finally happened. Professional and semi professional bands met together in an incredible atmosphere of friendship and music during the four days. Every night 6 to 8 bands were playing in different venues and after midnight jams happened every night with local musicians in Montejaque.
Many of the bands that participated came from Austin, the live music capital of the world, and the music style mainly in common was rock and roll, jazz, blues, country and americana styles and this will be our goal for the future.
Big thanks to the towns of Montejaque, Ronda and Grazalema for their support. Big thanks to all musicians and bands who participated. Big thanks for all local bands and audiences for the warm hospitality and technical support.
We will soon be back again and we will share many good news with you.
Please if you are interested in more details or if you are a band interested to participate in the next edition, please contact www.pueblosblancosmusicfestival.com and send a message to Phil Plata, co-founder and artistic director of the Festival anytime