The premiere collector's edition of early Fernando Ortega recordings (1993 - 1996). Included in this comprehensive compilation are selections from Fernando's first four albums produced by Randolf Productions, Inc. (RPI),
Classically trained in piano at the University of New Mexico, Fernando comes from a family of weavers and farmers who, for eight generations, have lived in Chimayo, a small village on the western slopes of the Sangre de CristoMountains, north of Santa Fe. His music celebrates this heritage in songs that are filled with spiritual longing and a deep reverence for his Lord.
Fernando's music unites virtuoso piano skills with tender, authentic vocals. The rich accompaniment of cello, accordion and strings allow the songs to resonate with a simple yet sensitive quality that gently touches every listener's heart.