- Featured: Mike Hopkins
- Release Date: 1/13/2009
The Spanish Waiter Representing Hopkins' sixth full-length musical production, it is decidedly the very best of what he has written to date. Highly accessible in it's relative simplicity and almost 'poppy' pieces, The Spanish Waiter, much in the way Kind of Blue does for the world of jazz music, stands as an album to bridge genre gaps, inviting the uninitiated into the fold of Classical music. The Spanish Waiter features performances by renowned violinist Drew Jurecka, and Hopkins' own classical guitar. It offers up pure enjoyment, with 11 original pieces and a version of one Bach courante. Who is Mike Hopkins? Mike Hopkins, B.F.A., has studied Classical guitar for twenty years. In that time he has performed a repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary pieces. Mike's musical journey has been influenced by Classical as well as jazz and other popular genres in the creation of his own original compositions. This has culminated in his mini-masterpiece, The Spanish Waiter.