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Ronstadt Generations Live at Teri’s Bistro, Alamos, Sonora   Leave a comment

Ronstadt Generations at Teri's Bistro blogRonstadt Generations Live at Teri’s Bistro, Alamos, Sonora (January 26, 2016)
— Images and Video by kenne

(Short Video Clip by kenne)

Alamos Trip-0448 Ronstadt Generations @ Teri's Bistro Blog

Pulled these images and video clip out of my January travel archives in memory of Mike Ronstadt
(August 25, 1953 – August 7, 2016) 

Beyond the shadows, beyond the rain
Beyond the darkness and all the pain
When you’re walkin’ in circles with holes in your shoes
Love is the road that leads beyond the blues

Old man on the corner, he’s been gone for years
And the guitar and the knife blade are rusty with tears
But there’s a song that he left us, we’ll never lose
That love is the road that leads beyond the blues

— from Beyond the Blues by Tom Russell

Ronstadt Generations   2 comments

Michael, Alax, Peti (1 of 1) blogRonstadt Generations Sitting On A Park Bench (Michael, Alex and Petie) — Image by kenne

In a park somewhere is Sonora, as we were returning to Tucson from several days in Alamos, I captured a photo as Michael, Alex and Petie set in the midday sun waiting for the motorcoach to be gassed up. I later layered in a guitar creating this Photoshop image. These guys were an important part of our trip to Alamoa, Sonora.

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Hacienda Courtyard (1 of 1) blogOne of the courtyards at Hacienda De Los Santos in Alamos, Sonora — Image by kenne

Rio Sonora   1 comment

Stephanie's Party (1 of 1)-6 blogPetie, Michael and Alex of Ronstadt Generations (January 26, 2016, Alamos, Sonora) — Images by kenne

The was a time in 2014 when the entire Rio Sonora valley was effected by a chemical spill at the Grupo Mexico copper mine in Cananea, The spill caused the closing of 29 wells that provided 95 percent of the population near the Rio Sonora. In addition to cutting off municipal drinking water alone the Rio Sonora, the spill destroyed the dairy industry and farming, killed wildlife and impacted all other aspects of life along the 180 miles of prime riparian habitat.

This ecological disaster inspired Michael Ronstadt to write “Rio Sonora” telling the story of the Sonora river acid spill. On several occasions during our trip to Alamos, Sonora the Ronstadt Generations performed “Rio Sonora” and on one occasion I was able to video it.

Video by kenne

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Partying In Guaymas, Sonora   Leave a comment

Our overnight stay on the way to Alamos for the 32nd Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Music Festival was at the Playa  de Cortes on the Sea of Cortes where we partied with our fellow travelers out of Tucson, Ronstadt Generations — Representing multi generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family’s musical traditions with Michael J. Ronstadt (younger brother of Linda) and his son Petie; a multi-instrumentalist and solid solo performers in his own right. They along with veteran musician, Alex Flores and present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage with beautiful harmonies sung in English and Spanish. (I will be posting videos later.)

Alamos Trip_2016 01 24_1069 blog framedPartying In Guaymas, Sonora with Ronstadt Generations (January 24, 2016) — Images by kenne

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Alamos Trip_2016 01 24_1064 blog framedSeaside at Playa de Cortes on the Sea of Cortes

 

Alamos, Sonora Trip — Tucson to Guaymas   3 comments

The trip began at 7:30 am after loading up the South of the Border Tours motorcoach in the SARA parking lot near Sabino Canyon, stopping to pick up Gloria Giffords in South Tucson and guide Greg Scott in Nogales. Our tour leader and bus driver for the next six days was Stephen Bernier, president of South of the Border Tours.

Throughout the trip to Alamos, which was during the 32nd Music Festival Alfonso Ortiz, Greg was our cultural interpreter/guide and Gloria, art conservator and historian, specializing in Spanish colonial art and architecture shared her knowledge and experience, as well as her love for pleine-air painting.

Once in Alamos, Stephanie Meyer, resident, field trained biologist, birder  and longtime guide for Stephen’a Alamos tours, shared her knowledge and interpretation of Mexico’s mestizo and indigenous cultures.

Traveling with us and preforming several times throughout the trip was the Ronstadt Generations (Michael Ronstadt, Petie Ronstadt and Alex Flores) who presented an exciting repertoire of traditional and new Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage with beautiful harmonies sung in English and Spanish.

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