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Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra set for Clearwater's Capitol Theatre / Tampa Bay Newspapers

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Grammy nominee Ottmar Liebert and his band Luna Negra will perform this coming Saturday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m., at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in Clearwater FL. This will be Liebert's ninth appearance at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre. Liebert and his band are on the road playing songs fans have come to know and love, as well celebrating their latest release, the July 2019 album "Fete."

Liebert is a five-time Grammy nominee with multiple gold and platinum records. He has sold millions of records across the globe. A skilled practitioner of contemporary flamenco guitar, he is always a surprise on stage. He plays with lots of textures - contrasting traditional and electric instruments. Liebert will play songs from prior albums as well as songs from his latest albums.

Liebert's incredible global success on a musical level often seems like a simple outgrowth of his cultural background and powerful wanderlust in his formative years. Born in Cologne, Germany, he began playing guitar at 11 and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia intent on fully absorbing each musical tradition he encountered. After pursuing his rock and roll dreams first in his native Germany and then in Boston, he abandoned the frustrations and settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

In 1989, he formed Luna Negra and he has become one of the most successful instrumental artists, thrilling audiences worldwide and releasing a catalog of classic recordings. Best known for his Nouveau Flamenco guitar playing style, his debut album sold double-platinum and is still one of the bestselling guitar albums of all time.

"The Complete Santa Fe Sessions," Liebert's previous album, was released in May 2018.

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