The fourth Terra Guitarra CD Dragonyfly combines the fiery passion of neuvo flamenco guitar with visions of journeys, firelight and fiestas.
The Terra Guitarra duo, Bruce Hecksel and Julie Patchouli are both lifelong students of music, and both accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Bruce’s post graduate study of theology and symbolism, classical study in piano, guitar and composition coupled with Julie’s studies in ethnobotany, environmental studies and her instrumental range from trombone, upright bass, guitar, marimba and percussion allow them to explore, synthesize and contrast world musical styles with deft fluidity and a broad based spiritual undertone. Both studied intensively at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, and have performed together over 2500 times, and toured a million miles on the road supporting 16 CD releases in 14 years. Bruce and Julie have won songwriting awards, industry awards, performed on TV, Radio, in the US, Canada and Europe.
Their smooth jazz-neuvo flamenco project Terra Guitarra, the landscape of guitar, began in 2008. The first CD Terra Guitarra was followed by a holiday CD entitled Winter Solstice, offering instrumental guitar interpretations of traditional holiday music. The third album The Mother Night was released in 2010 with the newest album Dragonfly following in 2012.