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Take 10: Guitarist Armando Olivero wants to share his musical gifts

June 14, 2017 Updated: June 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm
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photo - Armando Olivero will perform Friday, June 16, on the Gazette's Take 10 Facebook Live.
Armando Olivero will perform Friday, June 16, on the Gazette's Take 10 Facebook Live. 

Armando Olivero is a musical force to be reckoned with in southern Colorado. He is also the featured entertainer on the Friday, June 16, live Take 10 performance on the Gazette Facebook page in the noon hour.

One of the instruments that Armando has mastered is the guitar and that mastery continues to evolve for him.

"I am focusing on the chemistry of the instrument and the music and how to get the most out of it. It means working outside of the box to make it a tool that can be multifaceted."

Olivero says it is also a form of a style called Airtap. He describes it as playing a combo of melody, percussion and bass together on the same instrument. Olivero emulates Michael Hedges, who he calls the grandfather of Airtap, who made this form of music popular in the 1980s.

Olivero describes his music in one word, "Peaceful. There is no anger in my music. I want to make people feel good and spread a little happiness in the world and I have the tools to do it."

Olivero, our featured performer on the Friday Take 10 performance on the Gazette Facebook page in the noon hour from our downtown Gazette studio.

If you are a musician, magician, poet, playwright or whatever you can do to wow a crowd and would like to be on a future Take 10 performance, email me at eric.singer@gazette.com. The Gazette supports the southern Colorado artistry and entertainment community. This is just one of the ways that we help keep the creativity flames alive and well.

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