Jun 2015

Ozark Retreat

On June 24th, Michael McClintock, Jordan Shipley and Beau Bledsoe loaded up a car full of guitars and took a creative retreat to northern Arkansas for three days. We stayed in a cabin on the White River to intensely study the music of Matt Otto for our concert on July 6th. It was a highly productive time for all three of us and we plan on doing it again one day.



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A mountain of great music in the Ozarks. This is a recording from Jordan’s phone late one night.











New instrument acquisition

Made possible by an anonymous donation, Ensemble Ibérica has made it's first instrument purchase. It is a contra bass guitar from the Spanish guitar shop, Esteve. It has a solid cedar soundboard, an ebony fingerboard, an ebony reinforcement in the neck and solid Indian rosewood sides. With this instrument our musical lower end will significantly improve in quality.

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Review of "Querido Mexico"

Mucho amor for “Querido México”

By Kristin Shafel Omiccioli Wed, Jun 03, 2015 - KCMetropolis

Ensemble Ibérica, Kansas City’s newest world music arts organization, enjoyed an intimate evening in Polsky Theatre as part of the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College. Led by artistic director Beau Bledsoe on guitar, Ensemble Ibérica presented a wide variety of styles from all over Mexico, including boleros, huapangos, and rancheras from the Jalisco, La Huasteca, Michoacán, and Oaxaca regions.

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