Sue Monk and Lachlan Hurse from Jumping Fences organised Foco Nuevo during 2008 where they presented a mix of musical styles that extends the folk tradition.
This regular music event was held on the last Friday of each month and featured a diversity of guest singer-songwriters and musicians.
Notices about upcoming ‘Foco Nuevo’ are posted on WBT regularly with recordings, images and videos.
This feature on Foco Nuevo is a tribute really, a tribute to two political musos, Sue Monk and Lachlan Hurse, consistent in their art and politics over a period of more than 20 years.
Their band Jumping Fences has included many fine musicians over the years. At Foco Nuevo these included: Ross Gwyther on sax and clarinet (to me he plays like Akker Bilk), James Harper on percussion, and Dan Simpson on drums. They are often accompanied beuatifully on vocals by Leonor Orellana. They have been accompanied also by Rob ‘ Santana’ Stewart on lead guitar. Rob is from ‘Little Secrets’.
Sue and Lachlan put Foco Nuevo together and with the help of local musicians and dedicated helpers like Maggie, Allea, Manal, Kate and Mara made it a success.
The audiences in 2008 were a good appreciative crowd that contributed to its independence and appeal.
FOCO NUEVO in September 09
Click on the images below to listen to the artist/band that played in 2008.
Lets hope the same fate that befell FOCO is not true of Foco Nuevo!