Visiting Artist Series Welcomes Damian Rodriguez

Published: March 18, 2021

College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Visiting Artist Series is proud to welcome guitarist and vocalist, Damian Rodriguez, for virtual lecture and guitar workshop April 1 and 2.

Rodriguez is a beautiful guitar player and singer of classic rancheras and boleros, as well as an advocate for social issues in southern Idaho. He helped to (re)start Radio Voz Latina in Burley and still hosts a weekly Tejano show. Formerly, he wrote on Latino issues for the Times-News in Twin. He was a Rehabilitation Counselor for the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and was posted in Afghanistan while serving in the Idaho Air National Guard. Now retired, he is still very much involved in the MX music scene through his work at the radio station, helping out in various bands, and as a guitar teacher.

Damian Rodriguez Artist Lecture
Thursday, April 1
7 – 8 p.m.

All are invited to join us virtually, via Zoom, as Rodriguez shares his work and interest in Latino and Tejano music. He will be playing and singing classic rancheras and boleros as well as sharing his professional development and journey as an artist.

Zoom Link: Damian Rodriguez Virtual Lecture
Passcode: 389431

Guitar Workshop with Damian Rodriguez
Friday, April 2
Noon – 1 p.m.

Learn practical ways to play and use chords for accompaniment as Rodriguez introduces basic chord progression, three notes per string scales, and sight chord reading. Attendees are not required to know how to read music to attend the workshop.

Zoom Link: Guitar Workshop with Damian Rodriguez
Passcode: 556292

CWI’s Visiting Artist Series is made possible through a grant from Idaho Commission on the Arts, which is supported by National Endowment for the Arts. Visiting Artist Series workshops, featuring visual and performing artists, are free and open to the entire CWI community.

Contact Brenda Fisher at to learn more or with questions.

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