Acoustic Pilgrims is the name of the musical duo Wayne and Denise Gilbertson. They have been playing music of the Middle East since 1990. In Oregon they founded a band called Americanistan. They are recording artists and have presented many shows with belly dancers in theaters, festivals, museums, schools, libraries, fairs, restaurants, nightclubs and cultural events for more than twenty years in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Americanistan’s recordings are available on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon and other web sites.
In the Spring of 2017 Wayne and Denise traveled to Spain to become pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. They walked for more than 700 kilometers. It was a transformative experience and was the inspiration for their new musical group. After their pilgrimage they moved to Pátzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico, where they were excited to share their music with new audiences in that beautiful city. They divide their time between Pátzcuaro and Eugene, Oregon.
For this show they will be joined onstage by the talented percussionists Christopher Pfeffer and Daphne Gabrielli.
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