The word duende is used to describe music that moves both body and soul. De La Terra has tapped into this dark magnetic energy which springs up from the earth through the souls of your feat. A unique blend of world music and Spanish guitar, this group is fueled by the passion and talent of guitarist Doug Towle. De La Terra is jazz-infused rumba and flamenco with a dash of modern world beat.
Already, at the age of twelve Doug was emulating the masters like Al Dimeola and Paco de Lucia. As his obsession with the acoustic guitar grew, the instrument began to give up its secrets, enabling Doug to delve further into its melodic, rhythmic and percussive possibilities. Now with his band, De La Terra, Doug has found a wonderful vehicle for both his compositions and musicianship, as he continues to explore the power and passion of the acoustic guitar.
After releasing his first independent CD “Lluvia” in 2001, Doug took De La Terra to the stage and quickly became one of the most refined and dynamic acts in southern B.C. The highly anticipated second album “Rhythm and Passion" released in 2003 has received glowing reviews from press and radio and has sold units into the thousands. The latest effort “Momentum” was released in the fall of 2006 continues to win new fans all over.
Doug Towle and De La Terra have appeared at such events as the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Harrison Festival of the Arts, the Maple ridge Jazz Fest and the Juan De Fuca Festival of the Arts. Clubs and corporate clients have also embraced their music. Live they are a stunning display of musicianship, talent and entertainment.
De La Terra is one of the most unique live acts going. An amazing mix of styles and genres, their instrumental songs range from haunting and romantic to infectiously energetic. They''ve been a hit with people of all ages and walks of life and are sure to please anyone who experiences one their dynamic performances.
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