Recently some friends of mine, who have also seen you at The Dakota, were sitting in a hotel lobby in Lisbon, Portugal and heard one of your songs playing overhead!! She knew it from your first album, because she heard your disc in my car so many times. So how's that for amazing?! I asked her if it was in Portuguese, but she said Spanish.
How's that for a small world, or did you know of this happening?
May I extend my gratitude and admiration for your musical performance at my daughter Cristine Trooien’s wedding this last weekend at the garden ceremony and cocktail hour at the Lafayette Club.
As a parent of the Bride, of course I had to circulate and greet guests. But, if I could have gotten away with it, I’d have placed a chair near your position and simply listened to all of what you offered.
I know you caught me a few times getting excited about your Italian folk song offerings. I heard your YouTube of “Via Con Me” and told Cristine that we “HAD” to have that song at the wedding! I am a descendent of Neapolitan grandparents. At an early age of about 11-12, I was enthralled and collected the vinyl albums of the great Giuseppe Di Stefano. I love the ‘anima e core’ passion of the ‘Canzone Napulitane’. I am not educated in music, but I know what I like. I love the guitar, and your entire repertoire across various languages is rich and moving in voice quality, and guitar mastery. I speak and have studied Italian and to a lesser extent Spanish, and think your language skills in both are at master level as it also sounds to be mastery of Portuguese. Adding to your artistry your love and passion for painting, you are quite the Renaissance sort of gentleman.
To my great joy, the newlyweds obtained and had you sign six CDs for me and I played them all on the way home to Green Bay, after the wedding weekend. It was the most pleasant ride I have driven. I also particularly loved your Malaguena Salerosa and Cielito Lindo.
I will look at your website, and when next visiting the Twin Cities will see if I can catch any of your performances.
Thank you so much for the generous contribution of your time and talent! We appreciate the kindness and generosity that you've offered to the Italian Cultural Center on more than one occasion! You are a great musician and the Italian Cultural Center is lucky to have you among its friends!
Thank you for another phenomenal performance and for joining me at the EP Chamber Business Women’s Event. The turnout was fantastic. Everyone loved the music. I will make sure and watch you on KARE 11 on Jan 20 morn.
Stay in touch,
Muchas gracias por todo lo que hiciste en la recepcion de la boda! A toda la gente le gustó la musica que tocaron ustedes!!! Muchas gracias tambien por enseñarles a los invitados a bailar samba! Para nosotros fue una noche inolvidable!!! La mamá de Cristina estaba muy emocionada de conocerte! Eres famoso en su restaurante en Villahermosa!
Espero poder verte otra vez en una de tus presentaciones musicales! Que estés muy bien!!!
My wife and I really enjoyed your music Sunday at the Terrace Mill! Your originals, like all your music selection, were superb, as were your musicians. I'm a bass player, so I especially loved the solos on fretless bass. Keep up the good work! We hope to see you again.
Mike and Ruth McDonell
Wanted to tell you my Cubano husband and I love your CD. If you are ever in NYC/NJ for a tour let me know! Thanks.
You have a nice web page. Fanny and I are enjoying both
of your CDs.
I'm coming on the 24th and I'm good for a couple of CD's!
Love getting the email. I'm so eager to hear you in a better setting than
Maria's (though I love that, too - num. num). I'm a fan!
Thanks for the email. It was wonderful meeting you at Maria's restaurant on Saturday, May 3rd. Thanks for letting my daughter, Dana, sing with you. That was very gracious. I am back in South Carolina now but thanks for the wonderful experience.
I love your music!!!!!!!
...Sto ascoltando molto i tuoi cd, sono bellissimi, davvero non mi stanco mai di ascoltarli, mi aiutano tantissimo anche quando sono con l' auto in mezzo al traffico, chiudo i finestrini alzo il volume e cancello tutti i brutti rumori, sento solo la tua musica e la tua voce! Sei contento che ti porto in giro per Firenze? Comunque una delle mie preferite è 'Oceano' e un' altra è 'Eu te devoro' o 'No soy de aquì..' e tante altre ce n' è (ne è! non so bene cosa voglia dire questo 'ne' ma è proprio importante! se lo scopri dimmelo, mi raccomando) una, mi sembra la n°7 di Gracias a la vida (e non solo quella) che mi ricorda tantissimo un cantante italiano che amo: De Andrè, hai mai ascoltato qualche sua canzone? Ti piacerebbe, è un poeta...
It was so great to have you play--you did such a nice job.
You really made our reception special.
A festa estava demais, Robertinho! Muito obrigada por todo
Tudo bem? Ive been meaning to write to let you know that I really enjoyed your performance at the Acadia. Weve never met, but I was part of the Sonho Meu quartet that joined in (I love that song). I think you met my friends Verónica (from Argentina) and Kelly (from Brazil) at your party following the performance. I had to go to a bachlorette party (ugh) after so I didnt make it to your party. Anyway, I look forward to the concert on the 21st. I spent year of 2000 in Brazil teaching English, and Ive been feeling suadades ever since! Ive been lucky enough to have visited a few times since then, but its never enough, so its nice to see your group playing the Brazilian songs that I know and love, so I can remember a bit of Brazil. Look forward to meeting you,
Thanks for making my 50th a very special night
Thanks again for your awesome music last night. All of you!
Loved the Jimmy Hendricks, and the Thrill is gone, Santana,