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