A guitarist for all seasons

  • 1998-11-05
  • Steven C. Johnson
Baldi Olier gave Latvia and Estonia a taste of the Mediterranean last week, all the while representing his beloved Israel, as Steven C. Johnson reports.Baldi Olier has played the Baltics before. The Israeli flamenco guitarist has warmed up the cold climes of Tallinn, Riga and Daugavpils with the raw energy of his rapid-fire guitar playing and his sultry Mediterranean style.But on his most recent trip, he found himself playing to 300 eager listeners in an icy-cold church in a small southern Estonian town.Indeed, not the most obvious place for a gig. But Olier was there for something as simpl...
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